Outline // Rachel Cusk

Outline took a hot minute to get into, but once I was in, I was hooked.  Unfortunately, I felt like I finally started to “get” it just in time for it to end, around the halfway point.  The second chunk went down much easier than the first; Outline is one of those novels where you […]

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Swing Time // Zadie Smith

Ahhh, my first Zadie Smith novel (and my first read of 2019!).  Swing Time wasn’t my first exposure to Zadie, that was “The Waiter’s Wife” back in the spring for my British Literature class.  Yet, everyone warned me not to start with Swing Time, that it was Smith’s worst novel, that it fell flat in […]

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2019 Reading Goals

Happy 2019!  I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions, because I think they’re generally forgotten past January, but this year I thought I’d try something new and set some reading goals for myself.  I never like to set a goal for the amount of books I read per year, because I hate that added pressure […]

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Jesmyn Ward: November 15, 2018

Last week I had the opportunity to witness Jesmyn Ward speak in front of a packed auditorium regarding her latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, the title that won her a second National Book Award.  Though I still haven’t finished the topic of discussion, I was still excited to attend the event, half-hoping that Ward’s words […]

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Current Reads: October 22, 2018

Remember when I used to read one book at a time?  Ha, me neither.  We’re officially halfway through the semester, and I’m always reading at least four books at time (two or three if I’m lucky, but more often than not it’s five).  Right now, I’m switching between Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, The […]

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Fall 2018 Semester Reading List

Welcome to my semester reading list, also known as the reason why posts may be lacking throughout the next three months.  I’m actually reading some relatively interesting books for class this semester, thanks to my Young Adult Lit class, which keeps things a bit easier when I’m jumping around 3-4 books at a time. Course: […]

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