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Assassin's Apprentice

Assassin’s Apprentice (1995) – Robin Hobb: 4/5

Why have I never heard of Robin Hobb until 2 years ago? And why did it take me another year before I bought the first novel of her… 464 altre parole


Tessa Gratton's The Lost Sun is one book that I really couldn't find a single thing to complain about. Someone should get a trophy for that!

I chanced upon this book after reading one of Tessa Gratton’s short stories, and I’m so glad I did.  I have never even heard of it, and that is pretty shocking, considering how well written it is.   425 altre parole

Sweet Dreams

Day 23: These boots were made for walkin’

Prompt: Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

For my first debate tournament during my freshman year of high school, I bought a pair of wedges. 351 altre parole

365 Project

Required Reading Revisited Book Club - September

In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. 503 altre parole


This particular post has a lot of intended structural elements that would have been lost if I had adapted it to fit within the editing parameters of WordPress’s engine. 70 altre parole


Ghostboy, Chameleon, and the Duke of Grafitti by Olivia Wildenstein - you don't even know what you are missing

Sometimes the great books slide past the very readers who will adore them.  That is the case with Ghostboy, Chameleon, and the Duke of Grafitti – I hadn’t even heard of it until I saw it on NetGalley.   593 altre parole

Sweet Dreams

Nervous Conditions - Tsitsi Dangarembga

A young girl in rural Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) yearns for knowledge which is restricted to the privileged males within her society. Meet young Tambu who spars with cultural norms in order to educate herself, an opportunity that only provides itself with the death of her brother, the first born male; her rebellious Nyasha who struggles against patronizing traditional perceptions of women and her mother, Maiguru, who defies the odds by getting herself educated and Tambu’s aunt, Lucia, an unapologetic woman with a no nonsense attitude. 472 altre parole

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