The Bastard of Istanbul – Elif Shafak

I may spend the next few paragraphs regretting not knowing Elif Shafak’s prose earlier. But I won’t. Instead, I will be grateful for the spur of the moment decision back in August to sign up for three book subscription boxes. I got The Bastard of Istanbul from Books That Matter. This kind of gems was …

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Jillian – Halle Butler – Quotes

Saturday was no breeze for Megan, either. She woke up and immediately felt embarrassed. That nasty, awful, hollow endless embarrassment that was becoming her life. Randy was still asleep. She lay there, wishing she could be unconscious again. If she got up and out of bed, what would there be to do? "Yeah, I guess …

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Grimm Tales for Young and Old – Philip Pullman (Retelling), Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Of course we can argue which fairy tales are the most famous. With contenders such as Aesop, Andersen and Perrault, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm may not be the winners for everyone. But there is a category in fairy tale Oscars in which they will always get a prize - the most bloody of them all. …

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