buzzbookstore.comThe Best 99 Novels Since 1939 (According to Anthony Burgess)Before There Was Buzzfeed, There Was Burgess Author Anthony Burgess, whose name was actually John Anthony Burgess Wilson, was most famous for writing the dystopian satire classic " A Clockwork Orange ". Being an avid reader in addition to being an author, he also felt the need to publish8
openculture.comSimone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel The Blood of Others, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word “revolution”: It was senseless to try to change anything in the world or in life; things were bad enough even if one did not meddle with them.
offspring.lifehacker.comRead Novels to Your Little Kid Picture books can be magical for readers of all ages, even adults. But when it comes to reading aloud to young kids, I’ve learned not to ignore chapter books and novels. It may seem daunting to open up a hundred-plus-page tome when your audience has an attention span the length of a Peppa Pig episode, but the experience of making it through the story can be deeply rewarding. In a memorable Reddit thread, one father shared what it was like to read The Hobbit to his six-year-old son over the course of two months.
newrepublic.comA debauched prince was the first person to buy a Jane Austen novel.Writing in The New York Times, Jennifer Schuessler reports that a graduate student has uncovered a bill of sales suggesting that in 1811 the very first sale of the first published Austen novel, Sense and Sensibility, was made by the Prince Regent, who was the de facto monarch of the United Kingdom because his father, George III, was mad. The Prince Regent, who would later become George IV, was the...
lovesawyer.comAll Your Perfects - Colleen Hoover - Book ReviewIn All Your Perfects we meet Quinn and Graham. They’re a couple who have been together for several years and are struggling with the harsh realities of a real relationship. The realization that sometimes love isn’t enough. Will they find a way to lean on each other and overcome the hardships? ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover Publication Date: July 17, 2018 Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance Publisher: Atria Books Source: NetGalley Purchase: Amazon Story Rating: 5/ 5 Description: Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it. Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people? Review: I’ve read several Colleen Hoover books over the last few years. Every single one of them has given me a huge case of the dreaded feelings. Each one has been amazingly written but geared toward and possibly more relatable to the young/ new adult reader. This book, on the other hand, was targeted at adults, people who have been in established relationships, who understand the struggles and monotony that arises once the honeymoon phase fizzles out. So I set this book to the side for a long while, almost three months to be exact. I rarely do the emotional reads thing, I don’t enjoy being upset. All Your Perfects tackled some pretty heavy subjects – infertility, infidelity, dead bedrooms. Topics a couple who has been together for several years will likely easily relate to. Despite the weight of the topics, the author managed to handle them all in such an understanding and genuine way. It was pretty much my every relationship based fear written down and tied up in a bow of hope and compassion. I savored every word this author gave us and related to every thought Quinn had. It was such an odd feeling to see thoughts that have been so personal to me and rarely if ever verbalized expressed in a book. It was validating in a way where even though Quinn was a fictional character it was like the book wrapped me in a hug and said you’re not alone. All Your Perfects was not a light summer read. It was well written and more relatable than any book really should be. I would recommend this book to anyone who has experienced the problems of real relationships, the parts that aren’t written about in romance novels. If you enjoy books like this you might also enjoy Mornings on Main and After All. Related2