Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Plot: When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. Her husband, Ted Hughes, brought the collection to life in 1966, and its publication garnered worldwide acclaim. This collection showcases the beloved poet’s brilliant, provoking, and always moving poems, including “Ariel” and once again shows whyContinue reading “Book Review: Ariel by Sylvia Plath”

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Book Review: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

Plot: The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formativeContinue reading “Book Review: A Tree Grows In Brooklyn”

Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems

Plot: A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh is nothing less than a true children’s classic. Winnie-the-Pooh may be a bear of very little brain, but thanks to his friends Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, he’s never far from an adventure. This very special collection will delight fans of Winnie-the-Pooh young and old. Relive all yourContinue reading “Book Review: Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems”

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Plot: Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, withContinue reading “Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”

BookClub Reads: The Professor

Plot: The Professor was the first novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was originally written before Jane Eyre and rejected by many publishing houses, but was eventually published posthumously in 1857. The book is the story of a young man, William Crimsworth. It describes his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor atContinue reading “BookClub Reads: The Professor”

Book Review: Other Voices, Other Rooms

Plot: Published when Truman Capote was only twenty-three years old, Other Voices, Other Rooms is a literary touchstone of the mid-twentieth century. In this semiautobiographical coming-of-age novel, thirteen-year-old Joel Knox, after losing his mother, is sent from New Orleans to live with the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at Skully’s Landing, theContinue reading “Book Review: Other Voices, Other Rooms”

Book Review: Hinch Yourself Happy

Plot: Transform your home — and your life — with cleaning, tidying, and decluttering tips from British housekeeping sensation Mrs. Hinch. Cleaning (aka “hinching”) doesn’t have to be a dreaded chore — not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways!Often called the “British Marie Kondo,” Mrs. Hinch is a domestic guruContinue reading “Book Review: Hinch Yourself Happy”

Book Review: The Book Ninja

Plot: Frankie Rose is desperate for love. Or a relationship. Or just a date with a semi-normal person. It’s not that she hasn’t tried – Frankie is the queen of online dating. But she has had enough.Deciding to embark on the ultimate dating experiment, inspired by her job at The Little Brunswick Bookshop, Frankie places her hope in herContinue reading “Book Review: The Book Ninja”

Book Review: You, Me and Other Things

Plot: A witty, coming-of-age, romantic comedy about friendship, unrequited love and betrayal. Declan’s a tad annoyed; not only has the love of his life run off with ‘Superman’ but she’s also unwittingly caused his current hostage status. ‘You, Me and Other Stuff,’ is about Sarah Quinn and Declan Murphy and the other stuff that getsContinue reading “Book Review: You, Me and Other Things”

Book Review: The Little Bakery On Rosemary Lane

Plot: Growing up in a quiet Yorkshire village, Roxanne couldn’t wait to escape and find her place in the world in London. As a high-powered fashion editor she lives a glamorous life of perennial singlehood – or so it seems to her sister Della. But when Roxanne gets her heart broken by a fashion photographer,Continue reading “Book Review: The Little Bakery On Rosemary Lane”

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