Redfield-Jamison writes with such intricate self-awareness. It is as though she delicately unfolds her mind, displays its secrets, and then looks toward the reader, prompting, “Now, you.”
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Top Ten Underrated Books
I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish to bring you ten of my favourite books with fewer than 2,000 ratings. All of my books on last week’s list, save for one, have fewer than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads, so I haven’t included any of those books on this list (but you should totally check them out, too!)
I am a closet-soppy [Book Review]
SOPPY is Philippa Rice’s collection of comics and illustrations based on real-life moments with her boyfriend. From grocery shopping to silly arguments and snuggling in front of the television, SOPPY captures the universal experience of sharing a life together, and celebrates the beauty of finding romance all around us.
Book Review: The Last Lecture
This year I rather bravely attempted a bookish challenge, consisting of reading many different genres. For the Philosophy category I read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. For those of you who want to point out that this book isn’t actually philosophy, besides being philosophical… I get that now. But it was filed under philosophy andContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Lecture”
Book Review: OMG QUEER
Hope. Fear. Desire. Despair. Promises. Betrayals. Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Questioning. Intersex. This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty-first century. What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminatesContinue reading “Book Review: OMG QUEER”
Another Book Haul, yay
So, it seems that once you start buying/receiving books you can’t stop – it’s freaking amazing! I’ve had to starve myself of decent food to maintain my book habit (that’s bad right?), but I’m still my pudgy self 😉
Book Review: Dracula
In an effort to rekindle (haha, I made a pun) my reading habits, I rather bravely signed up for a bookish challenge this year. For the Classics category I read Dracula by Bram Stoker.
Like a Freaky Friday, but on a Tuesday
Today on Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish we share which characters we would most like to change places with for twenty-four hours. I thought this would be easy as pie – turns out not! I realised that I read a LOT of messed up and dark books. For example, awesome as little RueContinue reading “Like a Freaky Friday, but on a Tuesday”
Book Review: 1Q84
This year I rather bravely attempted a bookish challenge, consisting of reading many different genres. For the Modern Fiction category I read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I’m not going to enjoy writing this review. Because, to be clear from the get-go, I did not enjoy this book. The 1108 pages (ebook version) went by painfully slowly.Continue reading “Book Review: 1Q84”
Top Ten Tuesday and a “Deadlands” Review
Two weeks ago The Broke and the Bookish hosted a Top Ten Tuesday asking for read-alikes to certain authors. This week they ask for read-alikes for a specific book.