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Hi! I post about a variety of topics from mental health, to reading, writing, and general updates. I use blogging as a form of self expression. Feel free to check out my blog!
2007-05-24 01:45
Jean de Florette and Manon of the Springs are two novels that could each stand alone, but are a continuing story that make up The Water of the Hills. The author, Marcel Pagnol, not only had… Read More
Winesburg, Ohio
2007-05-21 01:25
Sherwood Anderson’s iWinesburg, Ohio is a “novel” that takes place entirely in a small Midwestern town during the turn of the century. Although the book is actually a col… Read More
2007-05-18 01:54
I’ve been tagged by gentle reader for the eight things about me meme. The rules are as follows: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged… Read More
A Well-Earned Nobel Prize
2007-05-09 02:21
Knut Hamsen won the Nobel Prize in 1920, and his first novel, Hunger, by itself would justify the award. Hamsun writes from experience, and that clearly makes the novel extraordinarily compe… Read More
Spring Run
2007-05-07 02:07
I have never had any interest in owning a motorcycle, or even riding one. However, the first Sunday of every May for the last 20 years, I have enjoyed watching the yearly Spring Run that… Read More
2007-05-05 22:56
Some Prefer Nettles, authored by one of Japan’s great modern novelists, Junichiro Tanizaki, is set in 1920s Japan. The protagonist, Kaname, is struggling with a loveless marriage and… Read More
2007-04-30 23:53
Nada is the first novel of Carmen Laforet, 23 at the time of publication. It was published in Spain in 1944, a few years after the Spanish civil war that left the city of Barcelona in shamb… Read More
2007-04-28 13:03
Last night I read Dorothy’s comments about the first section of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. Gilbert’s text and Dorothy’s comments about Puritan guilt and ou… Read More
2007-04-27 02:48
Madame Bovary is likely the best known of Flaubert’s works, but Bouvard and Pecuchet is considered by many who have read both, to be the better novel. Although I always approach unfin… Read More
2007-04-24 01:01
Dorothy’s recent post led me to an article by Hermione Lee reviewing recent books written about novels. I was a bit surprised by the review of John Sutherland’s How to Read a No… Read More

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