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Top 5: 2015 Books (So Far)

Woop, woop! We are halfway through 2015 and so this is a high time to share the five best books I read so far (excluding re-reads, because if I included re-reads PERCY JACKSON, need I say more). 403 more words


Howards End; On Beauty

In May, I showed my summer reading list to a well-read friend of mine. She said, “Did you know that this [On Beauty by… 795 more words


What "Body Positivity" Really Means

“Body positivity” is a beautiful, well-intended movement designed to boost women’s self-esteem and restore our collective identity after the horribly destructive “Twiggy” and “Heroine Chic” movements. 1,067 more words


How to Cure a Bibliomaniac: Best Of

Gosh, it’s an interesting experience to look back through what you’ve read in a year!

And remember the pleasures of the great books and, admittedly, the tedium of the less-amazing books. 315 more words


On Beauty

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Going into this book, I really didn’t know what to expect from it. I was supposed to read another one of Zadie Smith’s books sophomore year of college and I really didn’t read any of it (though it too is on the list, so I’ll get the chance to read it at a later date), and having this book in my hands not knowing what to expect made me wish I had solely for something to base my expectations on. 195 more words

1001 Books

Rebels: City of Indra

“You can’t judge a book by its cover.”  So the adage goes.  And it’s the adage I blame for my need to read every book from start to finish, in order to give it a fair shot.   734 more words


Book Review: On Beauty

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Howard Belsey is an Englishman abroad, an academic teaching in Wellington, a college town in New England. Married young, thirty years later he is struggling to revive his love for his African American wife Kiki.

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