Book Hangovers and Essays

Dear Book Lovers,

I currently have a book hang over. After finishing a few 5 star books, I can’t find that one book that stops the world for hours. Since there is only four weeks of summer left and there is no time to waste, I have turned to essays and plays. Here are a few that have kept me turning the pages.

We should all be feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I gave this essay 5 out of 5 stars. This essay is a fast pace and pleasant read. Adichie paints a beautiful picture of why we should all be feminists and tries to repaint the ideas of what being a feminist really means.

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Why I write by George Orwell. A glimpse into the mind of a writer. I gave this essay 5 out of 5 stars. As someone who loves to write, this essay inspired me and encouraged the writer inside. A must read for all writers.

” So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.”

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Here is New York by E.B White. I am in love with E.B White’s writing but I gave this essay 4 out of 5 stars. I didn’t connect fully to this essay and I think it’s simply because I have yet to visit New York. This is on my list of re-reads, once I visit the Big Apple.

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I decided, this summer was a great time to experience reading my first play. I chose, Peter and Alice by John Logan. A fictional play about the conversation and meeting between the real people that inspired Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. I gave this play 3 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed this story, but do not have much experience with plays and it became confusing at times, but otherwise I thought this was a beautiful story.

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Lastly, a few weeks ago I finished the novel, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. I gave this novel 4 out of 5 stars.  This has been a novel that has been sitting on my bookshelf for far too long. I am glad I finally have experienced one of J.D. Salinger’s famous works.

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What have you been reading?

Until Next Time,

Crystal

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