Rule by Ellen Goodlett

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Welcome back for another review. 

This one is going to be for the book Rule by Ellen Goodlette. 

I was fortunate enough to receive this novel from Hachette in exchange for an honest review. 

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Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

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I’ve got a new review for you all that I am so excited to share!

I received Grim Lovelies from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.

This book is also the Indigo Staff Pick of the month for November, which I think is a perfect fit.

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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I am back again with a new review for you all, and this one is for a book that I thoroughly enjoyed!

I have loved Hank Green for quite a while now, ever since I saw him on Youtube. Therefore, I was so excited to see that he had a new book coming out, I had to get it in my hands as soon as possible.

I received this novel from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review!

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Imposters by Scott Westerfeld

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This review has been a long time coming, but I haven’t been able to get around to sitting down and just doing it!

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review from Scholastic!

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All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

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I’m back again with another review, and this one is for a book I’ve been meaning to review for quite a while now!

I was lucky enough to receive this novel from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

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Half Spent was the Night by Ami McKay

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So I was waiting to read this novel because I wanted it to be atmospheric and spooky, but I could not wait to read it, so I succumbed to my wants and picked it up this afternoon!

I received this novel from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review!

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Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

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I know it has been a minute (or many minutes) since I last posted on here, and I sincerely apologize for that! I have had a lot on my plate and my blog unfortunately had to take a back seat to some of my other obligations.

That being said, I’m back and, hopefully, better than ever!

Today I have a review for Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand!

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Living Autobiography by Deborah Levy

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Today I am going to be talking about The Cost of Living and Things I Don’t Want to Know by Deborah Levy, from her Living Autobiography!

I received this book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review!

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Things I Don’t Want to Know


Release Date: August 21st, 2018 40673352
Pages: 176 Pages
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

Plot:
Things I Don’t Want to Know is the first in Deborah Levy’s essential three-part “living autobiography” on writing and womanhood.
Taking George Orwell’s famous essay, “Why I Write”, as a jumping-off point, Deborah Levy offers her own indispensable reflections of the writing life. With wit, clarity and calm brilliance, she considers how the writer must stake claim to that contested territory as a young woman and shape it to her need. Things I Don’t Want to Know is a work of dazzling insight and deep psychological succour, from one of our most vital contemporary writers.


This collection of essays is one that I found myself unable to set down! There are 4 essays in this collection that are all titled after George Orwells four motives for writing.

Levy takes these four motives and uses them to tell her own stories.

Throughout these essays we get to see Levy grow and share anecdotes from her life that are both interesting and unique. We see her live in different places and the situations that occurred in these places.

These essays take us on Levy’s writing journey, we get to see the influences in her life that have impacted how she writes.

If you are a writer then you have to pick this collection up, and if you’re not a writer, still pick it up.


The Cost of Living


Release Date: August 21st, 2018 38240640
Pages: 144 Pages
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton

Plot:
Crystalline, witty and audacious, The Cost of Living addresses itself to the dual experiences of writing and of womanhood, examining what is essential in each. Following the acclaimed Things I Don’t Want to Know, which reflected deeply on the nature of gender politics and a life in letters, The Cost of Living returns to the same subject and to the same life, to find a writer in radical flux. If a woman dismantles her life, expands it and puts it back together in a new shape, how might she describe this new composition? “Words have to open the mind. When words close the mind you can be sure that someone has been reduced to nothingness.”
In this elegiac second instalment of her “living autobiography,” Deborah Levy considers what it means to live with value and meaning and pleasure. The Cost of Living is a vital and astonishing testimony, as distinctive, wide-ranging and original as Levy’s acclaimed novels.
 


This book was one that really made me think long and hard. We see Deborah go through so many life changes, including leaving her marriage of two decades, forming new relationships with her daughters, and about reinventing her creativity.

I found Deborah inspiring throughout this book. It is never easy to upend your life and make big changes, but she did so with ease without apology.

I highly recommend everyone pick this piece up, it will be a book you pick up time and time again. The concepts in this novel are constantly relatable and important.


That concludes my review for Things I Don’t Want to Know and The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy.

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Rimpy Toor