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Book Review: Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

While I honestly relate to and agree with a lot of the criticisms about this book I’m also not honestly able to say I didn’t like it. I guess whatever spell Moreno-Garcia has on me is there for the long haul (Not that I’m complaining?) because I’ll probably buy every book she ever writes.

Book Review: The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin

Based on Edith Wharton’s short story, Ethan Frome, in which a visitor to the town of Starkfield, Massachusetts describes the titled character’s daily life as well as his being somewhat of a “fixture” of the town, The Smash Up seeks to modernize and build off its predecessor by imagining Ethan as actually being the narrator in his story, while- one could argue – not actually being the main character anymore.

Book Review: Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

Controversial Opinion: Shakespeare’s The Tempest is just not that great of a story. And admittedly I went into this book with pretty low expectations simply because the original version just doesn’t have that much to work with. Boy oh BOY was this thing a surprise. Cohoe took one of Shakespeare’s more lackluster comedies and turned it on it’s head. Can we do this for all of Shakespeare’s works now, please?

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Hi! My name is Sarah and I’ve been known to tell the same joke over and over until somebody laughs. Other interests include reading, climbing and pretending I can go another day without doing my laundry. I like going on long rants about climate justice and losing myself in bouts of travel envy. I am a big time proponent of intersectionality and believe in the power of books to make us better humans. I do audio book narration between climbing trips and am on a lifelong search for the best bowl of popcorn. I currently reside on the ancestral lands of the Shoshone-Bannock, known commonly as Idaho.

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