Book Review: The Bell Jar


Sylvia Plath's only novel, The Bell Jar is a fantastic dive into the mind, and her experiences with mental illness. Semi-autobiographical, the language Plath uses to describe her/Esther's outlook, experiences, and later treatments is beautiful. Her writing puts the reader right into Esther's head, and gives them an understanding …

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Book Review: Kitchens of the Great Midwest


What a sweet book. This book is a glass of warm milk before bed. It's the one fuzzy blanket you have that is so soft and fits perfectly around you. It's comforting, and homey -- the perfect antidote for this indefinite winter.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the astonishing life …

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Book Review: How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything


How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything might be the best book I read this year. The military has never been a part of the cultures I grew up in, so my knowledge and awareness of what the military is, how it's run, and what it does is …

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Book Review: Eligible


Like most books, I picked this one up with no prior knowledge of it's contents (probably off of Powell's New + Recommended list). I was pleasantly surprised to find a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice! Eligible is the delightful and familiar tale of Lizzy Bennet, her family, and Mrs.Bennet's …

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Book Review: The Magnolia Story


The guiltiest of pleasures! I love Fixer Upper for all the reasons you might expect. It's funny, cute, inspiring, and simple. There's no conflict, or bad guys, or explosions, or skin-tight suits. Just a Texan couple, making houses beautiful. The Magnolia Story details the life of Chip and Joanna before …

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Book Review: You'll Grow Out of It


Happy New Year! January is such a melancholy month, isn't it? The festivities and gatherings have ended, everyone is back to work and school, and there are weeks of dark, cold days¹ ahead of us. So, to get my mind off my SO's departure I listened to Jessi Klein's You'll …

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Book Review: Choose Your Own Autobiography


Choose Your Own Autobiography is the work of Neil Patrick Harris, detailing different parts of his life until now. Although the book is done in the style of the Choose Your Own Adventure books, I listened to the book on tape where flipping to page 129 wasn't exactly feasible :p …

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