Book Reviews

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

★★★★☆ In Lansquenet, nothing much has changed for decades and decades. That is, until Vianne Rocher comes to settle and begin a chocolate shop and outrages the local priest to begin such a shop in temptation and sin - and at the beginning of Lent, too! But slowly and surely, the town gives in, despite the preaching and the threats of damnation, but evil still lurks in the corners. But sometimes the only way to cast out true evil, is to expose it to the light..

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Some Short Books For A Short Attention Span

These past few weeks I've been reading lots of short books, mostly because I've been reading so many longer and more difficult books this winter and I wanted to read things that didn't take so long. Then I thought, others probably have that same problem, too, sometimes, so I made a list of shorter books that I really enjoyed at some point! The books on this list are between 185 and 250 pages long, but they vary in font size and how much white there is on the page, so some might be shorter than they seem!

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The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain by Damian Le Bas

★★★★★ Damien Le Bas grew up surrounded by Gypsy history. His grandmother would tell him stories of his family, other families, and their stopping places. Places where they camped or lived for days or years, where they worked or waited for work. But as his own family had already settles by the time he was born, his own experience of life on the road was limited. So in an search of a better understanding of his Gypsy heritage, Le Bas lived in his van, on the road, and visited these ancient stopping places he'd heard so much about.

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The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff

★★★★★ On the morning of her wedding, Pell creeps out of bed, quietly says goodbye to her sleeping sisters, and flees into the early morning dark. Together with her horse and her youngest brother, she is determined to find a different life for herself, one that does not involve being worn down from endless babies and poverty. But the road is cold and wet and hard, and sometimes things get lost and found, but never in the way you'd expect them to.

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30 Books Marie Kondo Couldn’t Make Me Part With

Yes, the title is the joke. I will personally fight anyone hating on Marie Kondo who is just trying to help people. I could write a whole essay about why it's so stupid that people make fun of her/are actually really, really mean to her for no reason at all but I don't really have the energy for that. She's just trying to help people (who ASK HER to help them) and she NEVER said you're the devil for having more than 30 books, or whatever it is people seem to think she's said