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BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog

Compiled thoughts on the books I read.

Currently reading

Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One
Kevin Jackson
The Inimitable Jeeves
P.G. Wodehouse
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham
Operation Heartbreak - Duff Cooper This is such a beautiful and sad book. I knew part of it was based on an actual event (though I won't say which one because, spoilers), but had forgotten until it came up. I just loved it. It's roughly about Willie Maryngton and how he's too young for WWI and too old for WWII and how he deals with it. I've read other things by and about people at the time who felt similarly, and reading this account just brought that all into sharper focus for me; what would that have been like? The writing is gorgeous, and it was really amazing. I'm so glad to have read it. It's a new favorite.