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That Bookish Life

  • That Bookish Life

    Where’d You Go, Alex?

    If you’ve been wondering, I haven’t sustained a month-long food poisoning or been abducted by a swarm of insatiable book clubbers looking for book recommendations, nor I have I run away to Ireland (yet).…

  • The Flip Side of the Reading Rut, Book Recommendations, Best Books to Read, Good Books, Book Blog, A Book to Love
    That Bookish Life

    The Flip Side of the Reading Rut

    Well, it’s happened again. For the second time this year. I’m in a reading rut. I’m sure you can empathize; every reader can. Every reader has gone through those few days, or weeks, or –…

  • Here's To The Women Who, Book Recommendations, Best Books to Read, Good Books, Book Blog, A Book to Love
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    Here’s to the Women Who

    “The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own. There is no other way.” – Betty Friedman, who…

  • Star Struck, Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple, Book Recommendations, Best Books to Read, Good Books, Book Blog, A Book to Love
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    Star Struck

    I walked up to Jonathan Safran Foer with shaking knees. I had fallen in love with the writer ten years prior when I read Everything is Illuminated, a book I considered to be a…

  • Bag of Books, Book Recommendations, Best Books to Read, Good Books, Book Blog, A Book to Love
    That Bookish Life

    Like Michael Jackson Said

    One of the things I love most about books is getting to know the characters who dwell within their pages. Not just getting to know them, but loving them, becoming their friends. If anyone tries…