Picture this: you’ve been instantaneously transported into 19th century Russia, in the slums of St. Petersburg.
Tag: book recommendations
Ruta Sepetys is an American Young Adult historical fiction author who writes about often-overlooked historical events, usually focusing on 20th-century European history. Her books are written with teens in mind, but they are often considered “crossover” novels because of their simultaneous appeal to adult readers. Her father was a Lithuanian refugee, and this has inspired some of her fiction.
When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to watch Nickelodeon or Disney Channel. So I missed out on what is seemingly an otherwise shared experience of 90s-early 2000s kids– but for that, perhaps, I should be grateful.
We have a fraught relationship, religion and I.
For most of my life, eating meat was the most normal thing in the world.
This was kind of a weird book but nevertheless it was interesting.
There’s a lot to unpack in this book.
I spend a lot of time thinking about death.
Yes, this book is very controversial. But of course, I love to read that kind of book.
It has been looking more and more likely that the future of warfare in general lies in cyberspace.
Does anyone remember that time when the government put us on semi house arrest for like a year because of a disease? And it sucked?
This play was surprisingly clever and hilarious– though I suppose I should not have been surprised as it is Oscar Wilde.
This isn’t my favorite of Vonnegut’s books, but it was still an interesting read.
Albert Camus’s The Stranger may be a short novel, but it definitely packs a punch. An existential-dread-inducing punch but nevertheless a comforting one. It’ll make more sense when I explain that.
Overall, The War on the West does a good job of exposing most of the disturbing trends I see in my generation and in America (and Europe) in general.
So, germs are freaking scary.
The Metamorphosis is a very weird little book which is just one long extended metaphor. And I’m going to go ahead and interpret the hell out of it now because we all know I am very very knowledgeable about Literature.
That was a very intriguing book.
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a book tag. And I mean a LONG time. But I recently remembered that it’s halfway through 2022 already– as if time could pass any faster– and I decided I might as well keep the tradition going and do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag again.
In the years since it was published, Shrier’s book has been the subject of calls for Amazon to stop selling it, for Spotify to take down her interview with Joe Rogan, and at one point was *removed from shelves* by Target– all to prevent people from hearing her “harmful” message.