Let’s Talk About: Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

Contains spoilers.  This was the last story in the collection I bought, and saving it for last was such a good idea, despite the fact that this was the story I wanted to read the most. This is was the story which made me interested in Stefan Zweig's work and the reason I picked up …

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Let’s Talk About: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Contains spoilers.  To start, I cannot remember a time when a book has made me both upset and uncomfortable and yet given it a 4-star rating because it really is very excellent. If I wasn't in a better place when I started this book, I wouldn't have read it. If you're in a low place …

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Let’s Talk About: Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig

Contains spoilers.  Now that I've read my first novella by Stefan Zweig after reading two of his short stories, I can safely say that I'm really interested in his work and I'd love to read more of it. His stories that I've read have this really fascinating psychological bent to them that just speaks to …

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Two Short Stories by Stefan Zweig: The Invisible Collection and Incident on Lake Geneva

Contains spoilers. One day, when I had left my Kindle at home, I decided to go to a bookstore and picked up a collection of two short stories and two novellas by Stefan Zweig. Since one of the novellas (Chess Story or A Game of Chess in this collection) was already on my buy list, …

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Where To Look For Public Domain Books: Standard Ebooks

When it comes to classic books, I don't often buy paper copies unless it's not in the public domain and too expensive to buy on Kindle. Most likely, I'd go to Feedbooks or Project Gutenberg and see what they have. However, while Feedbooks has nice, consistent formatting and lovely covers, Project Gutenberg is too often …

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Two Years of Blogging: How Books Helped Me Pick Myself Up Every Time

I can't believe it's been two years since I started this blog! It seems like it was just yesterday I was in my third-year of college, burning out, and deciding to start this blog. In those two years, so many things have happened- I burnt out many times, took several hiatus, had several near-breakdowns, graduated …

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Life in a Labor Camp: One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Contains spoilers. This is one of those books you can't talk about without touching on the author's background so as a brief background, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned in a Soviet labor camp in Siberia, also known as a gulag for criticizing Stalin and was freed due to Nikita Khrushchev's reforms. One Day In The Life …

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