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text 2020-06-03 11:32
Reading progress update: I've listened 252 out of 615 minutes.
Girls With Sharp Sticks - Suzanne Young,Caitlin Davies

I love the idea of poetry as a wake-up call, unlocking ideas and emotions that let you see who you are and what you want.

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text 2020-06-02 19:05
Reading progress update: I've listened 151 out of 615 minutes.
Girls With Sharp Sticks - Suzanne Young,Caitlin Davies

This is creepy in an enjoyable sort of way. 

 

Personally, I'm already looking forward to the revenge these girls will take when they finally figure out what's going on.

 

Meanwhile, one of the things that makes it extra creepy is that much of the instruction that they're being given would have been commonplace in 1950's finishing schools.

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text 2020-06-02 11:33
Reading progress update: I've listened 141 out of 543 minutes. Depressingly accurate
Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

It's painful watching these people fail themselves. The quotes from their older selves are depressingly accurate:

 

 

 

'Drinking, drugging, sleeping around, it's all the same thing. You have these lines you won't cross but then you cross them and suddenly you possess the vary dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won't instantly come to an end. You've taken a big black bold line and you've made it a little bit grey. Now, every time you cross it again it just gets greyer and greyer until one day you look around and you think, "there was a line here once, I think."'

 

 

 

 

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text 2020-06-01 20:08
Reading progress update: I've listened 574 out of 574 minutes.
The Jane Austen Society - Natalie Jenner,Richard Armitage

What a satisfying read. It captured my imagination and my emotions and kept me reading all day to see if people's hopes would be realised.

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text 2020-06-01 16:29
Reading progress update: I've listened 438 out of 574 minutes. - I'm enjoying the calm, insightful storytelling
The Jane Austen Society - Natalie Jenner,Richard Armitage

This is a lovely piece of writing about a small group of people and what they know and are able to feel and say about themselves and each other. It's clean, calm, character-driven prose that gets you inside the head of each of the main characters.

 

We see the world through their eyes, amplified by the different things each of them gets from reading Austen and the different things they see in Austen's characters.

 

There's a lot of grief and pain and awkwardness but there is also a backdrop of hope.

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