“She grew daring and reckless, overestimating her strength. She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.” Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899) is the story of one woman’s realization of the world and potential within her. In her Journey, Edna Pontellier…
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk So, so good. Slow start, but bang finish. The Awakening by Kate Chopin Wonderful and beautiful. Yes yes. Stardust by Neil Gaiman Not that great. Certainly not the best fantasy book I have read – felt it was lacking…
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