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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Faith and Cynicism: Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

Contains spoilers. It took me about a week to get through this book, but it's really quite short and if you can dedicate some reading time, it shouldn't take very long to finish and get through it. It has good but simple prose- although there are some parts where I had to re-read because it …

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Let’s Talk About: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany

As I mentioned in a previous post, I started to become more interested in classic fiction and I want to read more of it. This includes genre fiction so I did what seemed like just the thing to do and picked up The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany. I mean, it became public …

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Let’s Talk About: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

I have some mixed feelings about A Room of One's Own. On one hand, I acknowledge how radical it might have been for its time and how profound it's impact was on feminist literature and how we view women novelists. On the other, I did feel like it was limited in the sense that it …

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Let’s Talk About: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea has always been one of those books that I've been meaning to read. I'd think to myself, "Well, it's short and Hemingway is one of those authors you should probably read in your lifetime, so why not?" So I thought I should give this one a go, I have …

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