Book #34: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

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Title: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Author: Shirley Jackson
Original Publication Date: 1962
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Page Count: 147
Genre: Horror Fiction
Why: Recommended by Margot at Lectito
Quotes:
1)“I can’t help it when people are frightened,” said Merricat. “I always want to frighten them more.”
Friend(s) who would enjoy this book: Melanie at GTL (I know it is on your list!), Tyra, Mr. Quatro, Divya, Belle, Kate @ Read and Dream Continue reading “Book #34: We Have Always Lived in the Castle”

Book #32: Uncle Vanya

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Title: Uncle Vanya
Author: Anton Checkhov
Publication Date: First published 1897
Page Count: 82
Genre: Drama
Why: I am on a play binge.
Quote(s):
1) “Your convictions by themselves are nothing. Like, like, paint in the palette. It’s you should have been working, you, who should have been using them. Doing real work.”
2) “Where could we look to find a simple, unencumbered and spontaneous relation to our fellows, and the world? Where? No where. No where on this earth. I assure you.”
New words/phrases: Samovar, picayune, je ne sais quoi, torpor
Friend(s) who would enjoy this book: Jessica, Kate– you would absolutely love this play!, Tyra (maybe?) Continue reading “Book #32: Uncle Vanya”

Book #30: Death of a Salesman

summer series*This book is part of The Summer Series in which a friend and I read 7 (carefully chosen) classics from June through September. For this reason, I will just include my thoughts on the book without a rating.*

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Title: Death of A Salesman
Author: Arthur Miller
Publication Date: 1994 (originally 1949)
Publisher: Heinemann Library Continue reading “Book #30: Death of a Salesman”

Book #28: Missoula

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Title: Missoula
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Doubleday
Page Count: 349
Genre: Nonfiction
***NOTE FOR WHY: When I first learned about the Brock Turner Case and read the surface statistics of campus rapes, I was outraged. As a girl who will be attending college, I was angry not only at Turner and the lack of punishment he faced, but also (as the author states similarly) at myself for being “so uninformed ” about campus rape in general. With Melanie of GTL‘s help, I found this book, and am equal parts astounded and horrified by the stories within its pages. Continue reading “Book #28: Missoula”

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