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BA in English. Ardent Reader. Kindle Fan. Unapologetic Introvert. Fervent Feminist. Recovering JD. Lazy Buddhist. Absent-minded Searcher. Occasional Writer. Novice Runner. Cat-owner. Life Co-Conspirator (LCC). Cordial Critic. Liberal Midwesterner. Geeky Nerd. Mind nomad.

Currently reading

Glow: A Novel
Jessica Maria Tuccelli
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories
Anna Summers, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters - Eleanor Brown Brown exquisitely captured the easy fall-back into old family dynamics upon returning home as an adult, as well as the floundering sense of failure we can feel in our late twenties/early thirties when we realize life has not turned out how we'd pictured it would be. Optimistically, in changing our perspectives, we can somewhat free ourselves from - or at least learn from and stop berating ourselves about - our baggage-ridden, broken pasts.Quote: "There are times in our lives when we have to realize our past is precisely what it is, and we cannot change it. But we can change the story we tell ourselves about it, and by doing that, we can change the future."