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Book review: Be Frank With Me, by Julia Claiborne Johnson

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Energy spent on worrying about a future you can’t control is energy wasted. It doesn’t do anybody one good.

 

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#FictionFriday: The Cure.

“No one must know about the cure, do you understand? No one.” She said it with so much conviction that I didn’t dare to go against her will, which is stupid looking back. I created the formula, I did all the trials and errors day in and day out until it became what she dubbed as The Cure. But, hindsight is always 20/20.

We walk calmly, as if we, no, as if I didn’t just discovered The Cure. Well, to be completely honest, she was walking calmly, I was trying to walk calmly. How do you go about your day as if you didn’t just discover the ultimate truth? There is no way we can ever go back to the way it was supposed to be.

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Book review: That’s Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us, by Erin Moore

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If you choose to swear, and you want your swearing to be understood on both sides of the Atlantic, you can’t go wrong with the classic, the universal, the little black dress of swears: fuck.

 

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Book review: Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter

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The world stops for you when you’re pretty. That’s why women spend billions of crap for their faces. Their whole life, they’re the center of attention. People want to be around them just because they’re attractive. Their jokes are funnier. Their lives are better. And then suddenly, they get bags under their eyes or they put on a little weight and no one cares about them anymore. They cease to exist.

 

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Book review: Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women, by Sarah Helm

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And yet it is precisely because this was a camp for women that Ravensbrück should have shaken the conscience of the world. Other camps showed what mankind was capable of doing to man. The Jewish camps showed what mankind was capable of doing to an entire race. Ravensbrück showed what mankind was capable of doing to women. The nature and scale of atrocity done here to women had never been seen before. Ravensbrück should never have had to fight ‘on the margins’ for a voice: it was -and is- a story in its own right.

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