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  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

    Wide Sargasso Sea

    I woke the next morning knowing that nothing would be the same. It would change and go on changing. Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea has been on my list for a long time. The story gives new voice to Bertha, the boogeywoman from one of my favourite novels, Jane Eyre. Reimagined as Antoinette Cosway in Rhys’ beautiful, ripe world […]

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  • Read Harder #1: Romance

    Far from the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy

    Merry Christmas everyone! I’ve finally decided which category to kick off #ReadHarder 2015 with Romance.  Holidays are a fun, laid back time to spend with family and friends so I thought something light and uplifting would be a good fit for the season. I had originally been aiming to complete the ‘Prior to 1850’ category to […]

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  • The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

    The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

    A friend of mine lent me Yangsze Choo’s The Ghost Bride, a few months ago after I mentioned my interest in novels about Chinese culture. Choo’s novel takes place in Malaysia during the late 1800’s (then called Malaya) and is beautiful interwoven story of the cultural effects resulting from British Imperialism and Chinese immigration to Malaya. […]