Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Autobiography of a Face

“I didn’t understand. Was it possible I’d looked this way for a while and was only just noticing it? A profound sense of shame consumed me.” In Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy narrates her life, beginning at age 9, when a classmate collided with her during a dodge ball game. She subsequently had to …

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Be Back Soon!

Hey guys! I have been very busy and haven’t been able to post for a while. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to post until around July 27th. However, I am keeping up with my reading, so as soon as I get back, be ready for reviews on Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy, The …

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The Glass Castle

“We called the kitchen the loose-juice room, because on the rare occasion that we had paid the electricity bill and had power, we’d get a wicked electric shock if we touched any damp or metallic surface in the room. The first time I got zapped, it knocked my breath out and left me twitching on …

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Instead of a Letter

Instead of a Letter is a nonfiction piece in which Diana Athill tells her life story from childhood to age 43. She starts out at her grandmother’s home, Beckton Manor, as the daughter of an upper-class British family that has lost most of its wealth. Athill narrates every detail of her life chronologically, starting with tutors, …

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