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Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Cover via Goodreads.

Cover via Goodreads.

Rating: 5/5 stars.

A beautiful, haunting book about a man who moves to Paris to find himself – only to fall in love with a man and lose himself even more. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Taylor Swift “Begin Again” Music Video

Last week, Taylor Swift released her album Red. Earlier this week, she released the music video for one of the songs on her album, “Begin Again.” Though neither impressed me, I’m not sure I have the stamina to go through every song on her album – so this will suffice for now.

It is guaranteed that T-Swift will be gorgeous in all of her music videos. Even when she’s twirling around in a thin dress on top of a building in Paris.

As mostĀ fans noticed, Swift took a more hybrid approach in terms of her music on Red. “Begin Again” is actually one of the more country songs on the album Continue reading

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Rating: 4/5 stars.

I’m about six months late reading this book, and considering that the majority of my Goodreads friends have read it (and loved it), I doubt my review will make much of a difference as to whether or not you read this book. But, what the heck, why not?

Stephanie Perkins’ writing is fluid. Anna and the French Kiss has a cohesive quality that is arguably the strongest aspect of the book – I started this book on the beach and I finished this book on the beach. You’ll feel inclined to continue to the next chapter, and the next chapter, and the next…

But nothing really stood out to me. I enjoyed the descriptions of Paris, Anna’s struggle to acclimate herself to a new environment, and of course, the romance – but none of that wowed me. I actually thought Anna was a little vapid, though other readers complimented her ordinariness.

A perfect fluff romance novel that’s too much on the safe side for a five-star rating from me. I do recommend it, however.

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