Escapism in Ottessa Moshfegh’s “My Year of Rest and Relaxation”
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Escapism in Ottessa Moshfegh’s “My Year of Rest and Relaxation”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. “Who hasn’t—sometime—wanted to escape? But from what? To where? And once we have arrived at the good place, is this the end of the desire to move? Or does it stir again, … Continue reading

25 years since Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut novel: “The Virgin Suicides”
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25 years since Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut novel: “The Virgin Suicides”


TRIGGER WARNING: This review deals with death by suicide. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Virgin Suicides were first published in 1993 and it was Jeffrey Eugenides’ breakout debut novel. It was received with critical acclaim and … Continue reading

Walking and Grief: a review of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”
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Walking and Grief: a review of Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Cheryl Strayed is 22 when her mother dies rather suddenly of lung cancer. After losing the glue that held her family and life together, Cheryl starts to spiral. She is lost and … Continue reading

“Tricky Twenty-Two”: the latest Plum installment from Janet Evanovich
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“Tricky Twenty-Two”: the latest Plum installment from Janet Evanovich


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The latest Stephanie Plum book, “Tricky Twenty-Two” was released in November this year. I’ve been following the series since book number one, “One For The Money” and every November, which is usually … Continue reading

Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” still speaks to the modern struggles of academia and the pressures to succeed
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Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” still speaks to the modern struggles of academia and the pressures to succeed


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I recently re-read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. The book has been a favourite of mine, but this time around I really felt the book spoke to me in a way. … Continue reading

A Review of the Third Book in the All Souls Trilogy: “The Book of Life”
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A Review of the Third Book in the All Souls Trilogy: “The Book of Life”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I felt relief when I saw that this book was coming out this Summer. I have started many a trilogy/series where I have waited, painstakingly, as the years go by and still … Continue reading

Five Fun facts about “The Grapes of Wrath”…
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Five Fun facts about “The Grapes of Wrath”…


I did some digging around and found out some interesting facts about Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath… 1. Steinbeck’s novel was banned in Kansas for indecent content. It was also banned in Kern County, California, a place actually referenced by Steinbeck in the book. Some Kern residents didn’t feel that they were portrayed in the … Continue reading

“Someday, Someday, Maybe”: a review of Lauren Graham’s novel
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“Someday, Someday, Maybe”: a review of Lauren Graham’s novel


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Before I start the review, I just wanted to say that I’m sorry I’ve been away from the blog for a while. I’ve been suffering for my art in the form of … Continue reading