women in translation month | recommendations and tbr

as i have begun reading more literary fiction, i've been finding out about more and more areas of publishing that have been under a lot of scrutiny. in particular, the fact that there is a massive gap in foreign works written by women in languages other than english not being translated and released at the …

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if you like this, you might like this #2

the first post i did in this vein was way way back in october of 2018, so i figured it was about time i do another one! i've read a helluva lot since 2018, figured out some tropes and themes i enjoy in what i read, so i have a lot more to recommend. 1: …

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thoughts on | strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami

strange weather in tokyo by hiromi kawakami hiromi kawakami's strange weather in tokyo is a novel that packs a punch. we follow tsukiko, a 38 year old woman who works in an office and lives alone, after she reunites with one of her former high school teachers, a man she still refers to as 'sensei', …

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book haul #2: my mum’s taking my bank card

said in march i would stop buying so many books. bought 75 physical books, more ebooks, and asked for more netgalley arcs than i can possibly hope to get through since. no comment. physical books the melancholy death of oyster boy by tim burton 🍎queenie by candice carty-williams 🍎a good girl's guide to murder/good girl, …

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three thriller reviews: lock every door, night film, eight perfect murders

lock every door by riley sager riley sager's lock every door is one of the two thrillers published in 2019 that i constantly mistake for one another: the other is the turn of the key by ruth ware. i only confused them thanks to their similar covers, and the fact that both follow a woman …

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Non-fiction Review: I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell

I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell Goodreads In Maggie O’Farrell’s memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am, she recounts seventeen experiences she’s had with death-- from childbirth to brushes with murder, as well as her second hand experience as she attempts to protect her chronically ill daughter from danger. There’s a lot …

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Three Horror Reviews: Worms, Tribesmen, Witching Hour Theatre

Worms by James Montague Goodreads In Worms, James Hildebrand, along with his wife, go on holiday to the Norfolk coast, only for him to be plagued by a haunting vision of.... worms. Just. Loads and loads of worms. This novel was originally published in 1979, so the general treatment of women is... not great. They're all written as hyper-realistic …

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