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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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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Top Ten Tuesday: TWENTY HORROR&CONTEMPORARY READS

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by That Artsy Reader Girl (originally The Broke and the Bookish). For information on how to participate and the topics of each week, click the link! This week's TTT prompt was to pick ten recommendations from my favourite genre. As I'm doing my month of TWENTIES for my twentieth birthday, I'm doing 10 …

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Book Review: The Elementals by Michael McDowell

The Elementals by Michael McDowell Edition: 2014 by Valancourt Books, 322 pages Links: Goodreads, Amazon, Wordery, Book Depository On a split of land cut off by the Gulf, three Victorian summer houses stand. Two of the houses at Beldame are still used. The third house, filling with sand, is empty...except for the vicious horror which is …

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