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Love by Toni Morrison
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Mar 03, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: my-library, my-library-read

Holy hell. I did not enjoy this book. This book is not entertainment. At all. It is a gut wrenching piece of pure raw honesty about how life is. My insides are sour. I can feel the blood in my veins. My heart is pounding. Be warned that it is full of triggers. It might be best to keep that in mind for those who are sensitive to them. Shit. I can't even get my words out. Nothing made sense. And then it all made sense. And now I feel sick. I didn't enjoy reading this book. It wasn't like my favourites, the sweet magical stories about abnormally bad circumstances being overcome by average, but secretly special, people. There's no feel-good. But it is also not Virginia Andrews-y or Picoult-y where all these crazy unbelievable bad things happen and you are able to remain sane because "that's crazy". This was not crazy. This was real. And I cannot escape the truth that Toni Morrison's work is incredibly important.
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Reading Progress

March 3, 2015 – Started Reading
March 3, 2015 – Shelved
March 3, 2015 – Shelved as: my-library
May 8, 2015 –
page 44
21.78% ""A black killer was a killer; a white killer was unhappy.""
May 11, 2015 –
page 72
35.64%
May 13, 2015 –
page 85
42.08% "I might be too dumb for this book...."
May 19, 2015 –
page 150
74.26% "Fucksakes! Triggers triggers EVERYWHERE!!!"
May 19, 2015 – Shelved as: my-library-read
May 19, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Elle (new)

Elle I feel this way about most of her books. They leave you speechless, yet with so much to say.


Nadine Larter That's exactly it!!


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