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BOOK MILESTONE! 25,000-words.

After a few weeks, I’m 25,000 words in! That’s about 60-70 pages of writing (in 12-point font) on my Microsoft Word document. It’s safe to say that things are coming along. 64 altre parole


Reviewing "Hot Milk"

I’ll admit it, I do have a soft spot for esoteric novels. Its purely subjective of course but there is something about the ambivalence of the narrative and the uncertainty of it all that appeals to me and if you, like me, have the same leanings then Deborah Levy’s “Hot Milk” is the book for you. 690 altre parole

Book Review


there’s a buggered concrete step

between agency and a good talking to

it’s cold and covered in bird-shit

but someone’s gotta do it

lest you head into solitude… 292 altre parole


Child of the Northern Spring

“The cheesemaker’s daughter and I were inseparable: nipping into and out of each other’s households as if we were fosterlings… climbing through the tall apple trees to gather the last of the fruit that still hung there… running to the gate as the hunting party brought in a full-sized boar, slung on a pole between two warriors… milking the cows as they grazed in the field or skimming the risen cream from the flat stone basins in the dairy yard.   584 altre parole


[BOOK REVIEW] The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch
By Donna Tartt

Novel, Fiction, Bildungsroman

“I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.”

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"Last Things" by Jenny Offill

The very first novel I reviewed on this blog was Jenny Offill’s beautiful Dept. of Speculation. Since then I have read and reviewed many books, but I wanted to revisit this author I so thoroughly enjoyed the first time around and check out her first novel, published all the way back in 2000, and see if I enjoyed it as much. 589 altre parole


The Black Prism: Afterthoughts

The Black Prism
by Brent Weeks
763 pages

I can’t remember the last time a book put me through such an emotional wringer. Maybe The Man with the Knives… 1.445 altre parole