Review: Melmoth by Sarah Perry

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Fall is the perfect time to curl up with a good book and a hot drink – a crisp wind is outside rustling the leaves, but you’re warm and cozy on the couch. When I had the good fortune of winning an ARC copy of Sarah Perry’s Melmoth via a Goodreads giveaway in August, I was really excited to pick up this modern Gothic novel by an author who’s debut novel The Essex Serpent was received with critical acclaim.

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Non-Fiction November TBR aka I’m Back!

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Hi, hello, it’s me! I’m back. I know, it’s been way too long. Looking back on reviews and posts I wrote in the spring, it feels like it’s been a decade! I’m excited to be back and I will hopefully not fall off the wagon any time soon. Unfortunately, the spring was not the right time in my life to start a book blog: I was apartment hunting and then had to move, and I was also job hunting and then had to start a new job! Sheer exhaustion was my norm, I was busy with getting settled, and I wasn’t reading much. Now that I’ve been at my job and in our place for around 6-7 months, I feel like I’m in a solid head space to write again. And guess what? I’ve definitely been reading this year! Definitely have some reviews forthcoming.

I’m a dedicated non-fiction reader. I might love a good novel, but no one has to put a gun to my head to force me to read non-fiction. Sometimes I even feel like picking up a dry academic work about an obscure topic, or a fascinating memoir, or analysis about current events. Essay anthologies!! Love em. Nevertheless, I decided that participating in Non-Fiction November would boost my reading goals for the year (I’m sorely behind) and get some awesome non-fiction works off my TBR that I’ve just been itching to pick up.

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Human Rights Reading List & Recommendations

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I consider myself very lucky to have a BA degree in one of my favorite concepts – human rights. It was a privilege to spend my undergraduate career studying such a complex, inspiring, and ever-relevant subject. Really, the world needs more human rights expertise and more individuals dedicated to upholding them. One of the most fundamental ways that my human rights education impacted me was by introducing me to the “works” – all of the thought-provoking texts and books that formed the backbone of my degree (and boosted my passion for human rights defense).

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