Where Is My Motivation? And what I have been reading lately
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Where Is My Motivation? And what I have been reading lately


Find out what I have been reading since the end of summer! Continue reading

Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review
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Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke, which was a grass roots movement that addressed sexual assault and rape culture, has also found its way into contemporary novels and films. The … Continue reading

3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book
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3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I have read a lot of self-help books this year. 2020 seems to be the year of reflecting on ourselves, our communities, and our world. In some ways, the books often say … Continue reading

A Review of Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Eileen”: An Ode to Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”?
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A Review of Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Eileen”: An Ode to Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am a big fan of Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing. I have also reviewed her novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation which you can check out by clicking on the title. Moshfegh … Continue reading

“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju
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“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju


Bola Juju is an American author and this is her first collection of poems. Bound2Books is no stranger to poetry. I love to read poetry books, I love to talk about poetry, and I feel like it is extremely important to celebrate and keep poetry alive and in conversation in the contemporary world. Juju’s collection … Continue reading

Book review of “My Dark Vanessa”: Nabokov’s “Lolita” re-imagined
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Book review of “My Dark Vanessa”: Nabokov’s “Lolita” re-imagined


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. My Dark Vanessa feels very much like a modern take on Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. But with a twist. Kate Elizabeth Russell writes this harrowing tale of manipulation, grooming, and assault from the … Continue reading

3 Things to take away from Aminatou Sow’s and Ann Friedman’s book “Big Friendship”
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3 Things to take away from Aminatou Sow’s and Ann Friedman’s book “Big Friendship”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. 2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. It has made a lot of us rethink our goals, our relationships, and our personal boundaries. But just because we are all … Continue reading

“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity
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“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Literature – the writing and telling of stories – has always been a way for marginalised groups to express themselves in ways that mainstream culture would not allow. It allows cis people, … Continue reading

A Review of “Such A Fun Age”: talking about white fragility in literature
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A Review of “Such A Fun Age”: talking about white fragility in literature


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I loved Such A Fun Age. This book was so easy to read. It had me laughing and cringing from beginning to end. It has been a while since I couldn’t put … Continue reading