I Want To Be Where The Normal People Are by Rachel Bloom

Curl up with a good book and some homemade pumpkin bread. Rachel Bloom is the creator of the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and this book is a collection of writings on what normal is. Or rather, the fact that everyone thinks that they or their life is weird, and that out there somewhere is Normal. …

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What I Learned From Reading Every Single Agatha Christie Book.

A prolific writer who has made it to the Guiness Book of Records as the bestselling author of all time, Agatha Christie is a remarkable writer. Largely known for her detective stories, often featuring the Belgian Detective Poirot or the oft underestimated elderly Miss Marple of St Mary Mead, she also wrote plays, including Mousetrap, …

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Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman

With the way the world is today, friendship is more important than ever, helping us through and keeping us sane, giving us the emotional support. I felt like this book would be a good one to read and share with you all right now, so I took it on without realising that it was written …

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Book Trend: Women Self-Publishing Stories of Abusive Childhoods.

I get a lot of emails from various writers and publishers asking me to talk about their book on my blog, and I noticed an interesting trend in my inbox recently. I've had quite a few requests from self published female authors who've written books about growing up in abusive homes or about the stories …

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Travels With My Father: An Autobiographical Novel By Karen Jennings

Don't judge a book by it's cover. Although, in most cases you normally can, it would be a real shame to go past this absolute gem because of it's dressing. The book is an exquisite examination of family, grief, dying and the father-daughter relationship, as well as an exploration of place and family anecdote in …

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Simon Jay’s Bastardography: a memoir of coming out, bullying, and bipolar disorder.

I first met Simon on a film shoot about 5 or 6 years ago. He was brought in as a writer, and I liked the way he was so intelligent and down to earth. He was funny. Catching a train back into central London together, he surprised me by making little quips about Australian politics …

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The Confessions Of A Failed Southern Lady by Florence King

I picked this book up almost accidentally. I love stories about women in the Southern states of America, they tend to be warm, funny stories that you can laugh and cry over and the women in them are good friends to each other. I think they call it GritLit, because the women have got grit, …

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