Feeling Our-shelves: With Lili and Reanna

For the last issue of the 2021-2022 school year, we talk about one of our favourite authors — Eve Babitz. We discuss her early life, summarize two of her books and explain why we love these books so much.   Early life  Babitz was born in Hollywood in 1943 and recently passed away in December of…

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Feeling Our-shelves: With Lili and Reanna

In this edition, we recommend four classic novels. Though these have been around a little while, we’ve found they’re still worth the read in 2022.   The Razor’s Edge – W. Somerset Maugham, 1944  The Razor’s Edge is told through the point of view of the author, W. Somerset Maugham. It follows characters Larry Darrell, Elliot…

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Feeling Our-shelves: With Lili and Reanna 

Editor’s note and trigger warning: This article contains mention of sexual assault.  In this edition, we each discuss a book that we recommend you read during Black History Month.   Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: Written by Herself – Harriet Ann Jacobs, 1861  Harriet Ann Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave…

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Feeling Our-Shelves: With Lili and Reanna

Editor’s note and content warning: This story includes mention of gender-based violence and sexual assault.   In this edition, we each review three biographies and memoirs that we’ve read over the past year, highlighting what we liked best and what we liked less. Despite the latter, all the books listed are written about inspirational women – and there’s a lot…

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Feeling Our-shelves: With Lili and Reanna

Can’t decide which book to read next? We reviewed four books that will keep readers in the back-to-school mood, with a little something for everyone.   My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Ottessa Moshfegh, 2018  My Year of Rest and Relaxation follows an unnamed young woman’s descent into chaos while attempting a prescription pill-induced year-long hibernation in hopes that…

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