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Book reviews and thoughts on literature

The End of the Affair, Graham Greene

So, here’s the thing. I had never heard of this book and only roughly remembered anything about Graham Greene. I got this on Audible because Colin Firth reads it. And I love Colin Firth. But I did not love Greene or Bendrix or The End of the Affair.

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Vuong

Happy three year anniversary to me and this blog! On this day in 2016, my life was in such a season of change and uncertainty, books were often my only constant. They helped me escape when I needed it, build connections, they taught me things, and brought great joy. I love books for many reasons (duh) but particularly thinking about them as I write this, on this day, I’m thankful. Everyone should read, at least some. And speaking of reading, let’s get to Vuong and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.

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Sometime After Midnight, Philips

Happy last day of Pride month! I went to LA Pride with my best friend a few weeks ago and it was incredible to see people rally together and express themselves and build an open and welcome community. I was so happy I got to go and support!

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Milkman, Anna Burns

Alright y’all. Let’s talk about Anna Burns and Milkman. Let’s also talk about the arbitrary nature of art. I know this will come as a shock to all of you, but I have lots of feelings about both.

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Tokyo Ueno Station, Yu Miri

I’m back! In case any of you were wondering, no, I’m not a technology wizard. My site has some technical issues so I had to call for back up. And then something about errors and bugs. But we’re officially good to go and I have A LOT to catch you up on! The internet may fail us but books never do.

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Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston

Another London read! Which seemed appropriate for this romance between the president’s son and the Prince of England. And it was a really good read y’all. Seriously, I was impressed with McQuiston.

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Ready Player One, Cline

I’d heard a lot about this book. And since I had plenty of time to read on my plane ride to LONDON I figured I’d finally get around to Cline. Thank goodness I did. It was amazing.

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The Matchmaker’s List, Lalli

Y’all. There are two kinds of bad books, the bad ones and then the BAD ones. This novel by Lalli is one of the BAD ones.

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A Shot in the Dark, Lynne Truss

Wow this book was bad. So bad. I like British humor, I like mysteries, I like wit, but this was just terrible. Which is such a bummer, I was looking forward to reading something from Truss and the back was so promising.

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The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory

This book was cute! Not a lot of intellectual simulation, or amazing writing, or inventive plot points, but Guillory definitely knows how to do cute! So if cute is what you aim for, then it’s probably worth it! But in all honesty, I was underwhelmed.

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