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Next Up: Native Son

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I’m eager to dive into Native Son, as I’ve heard a lot of good things about it.

Written by Richard Wright, the novel is widely regarded as the preeminent African-American work of fiction in the 20th century.

Native Son is referred to as a protest novel—one that intends to highlight the social injustice and racial inequality in America in the 1930s. The book tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a poor African-American in the Chicago ghetto who accidentally kills a white woman.

A few facts about the novel and Richard Wright:

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Jonah — Barry Moser

Just a Picture of Aldous Huxley and D.H. Lawrence

On My Wishlist – 30

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. Click on the link to Book Chick City, sign the Mr. Linky and join the fun!

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I have been wanting this book ever since it came out, but reading Forget-Her-Nots this week (which has a similar inspiration), really pushed this one up to the top of my list!

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Summary from Goodreads :

The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close…

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“May Your Loins Be Girt” (Book Acquired, 2.09.2012)



A few lines from Stuart Kendall’s new translation of Gilgamesh. Review and interview forthcoming. Read more here.


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#10 A Guest Review of Compulsively Mr. Darcy by Nina Benneton

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I was recently given the opportunity to read and review Compulsively Mr. Darcy by Nina Benneton for the Austenprose blog!  I was eager to get my hands on this novel simply because of its creative plot.  Benneton takes the more extreme characteristics that Jane Austen gave Darcy and matches them with modern day psychiatric disorders.

In Compulsively Mr. Darcy, Darcy suffers from OCD and anxiety, making daily life difficult for him. When Dr. Elizabeth Bennet is thrown into his life he falls head over heels in love with her, but circumstances seem against them from the beginning.  Elizabeth misinterprets his relationship with Bingley, and mistakenly thinks they’re gay.  Will they be able to overcome their misconceptions of each other to find love?

For a direct link to my review, click here.

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