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Review | The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Title: The Left Hand of Darkness Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Published by: Ace My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Thrift store Content warning: Attempted murder, death, suicide, forced imprisonment "A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien… Continue reading Review | The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Review | Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo

Title: Thus Were Their Faces Author: Silvina Ocampo Translator: Daniel Balderston Published by: NYRB Classics My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public Library Content warning: Domestic violence, rape, murder, child abuse "Silvina Ocampo is undoubtedly one of the twentieth century’s great masters of the short story. Italo Calvino once said about her,… Continue reading Review | Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo

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Review | Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk

Title: Primeval and Other Times Author: Olga Tokarczuk Translator: Antonia Lloyd-Jones Published by: Twisted Spoon Press My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Interlibrary loan Content warning: domestic violence, rape, state brutality, war, alcoholism, marital affair, the holocaust "[Primeval and Other Times] is set in the mythical village of Primeval in the very heart… Continue reading Review | Primeval and Other Times by Olga Tokarczuk

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Review | The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Title: The House of the Spirits Author: Isabel Allende Translator: Magda Bogin Published by: Atria Books My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public Library Content Warning: Rape, police brutality, domestic violence, state oppression, torture, force imprisonment "The House of the Spirits brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the… Continue reading Review | The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

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State of the Blog | Life Updates & August Lady Classics Changes

The good news is we survived the move. The bad news is apparently I own no shelves and hate unpacking. Therefore everything is still in boxes around the house because we have no where to put it. I'm so very tired though. We finally got internet yesterday after a week of having to do my… Continue reading State of the Blog | Life Updates & August Lady Classics Changes

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Review | Sphinx by Anne Garréta

Title: Sphinx Author: Anne Garréta Translator: Emma Ramadan Published by: Deep Vellum Publishing My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Death (by injury and illness), prejudice against interracial relationships, mugging "Sphinx is the remarkable debut novel, originally published in 1986, by the incredibly talented and inventive… Continue reading Review | Sphinx by Anne Garréta

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Review | Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Title: Orlando Author: Virginia Woolf Published by: University of Adelaide My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Free online from the University of Adelaide Content Warning: Anti-Romani bias, orientalist othering, pro-colonial discourse, use of racial slurs "Virginia Woolf’s Orlando ‘The longest and most charming love letter in literature’, playfully constructs the… Continue reading Review | Orlando by Virginia Woolf