Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter – Quotes

I lay back, resigned, and wished my wife wasn't dead. I wished I wasn't lying terrified in a giant bird embrace in my hallway. I wished I hadn't been obsessing about this thing just when the greatest tragedy of my life occurred. These were factual yearnings. It was bitterly wonderful. I had some clarity. But …

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Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

It took me a few months to review this book (I read it in December 2018), the reason for it is twofold: on one hand, I was dreading reviewing it, as with every book I loved, on the other every time I opened it on a random page to refresh my memory of it I …

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Christmas Stories – edited by Diana Secker Tesdell

I mentioned multiple time before that short stories are not my favourite thing. Yet, last year I happened to read a few collections and enjoyed all of them. Somehow that still does not convince me to the short story as a literary form. I was supposed to read The Everyman Collection of Christmas Stories in …

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

I know it is a lot of quotes, but I did find this book very important and Solnit has a gift of writing succinctly and directly about the things we'd rather not consider.  Naming is the first step in the process of liberation. There are so many ways to tell a lie. You can lie …

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Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) – Rebecca Solnit

I read this book over Christmas (yes, I know it was a long time ago, but I'm doing my best to catch up) and despite it being quite short (just under 200 pages) it took me several days to finish it. Every time I stopped reading it I didn't feel like going back. Don't get …

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