The Patient Poppy

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On this site, I’ll share with you my insights and reflections on the books I’m reading to help you find your next book to read or simply learn something new.


Book Excerpts

Here are some excerpts from books that I've read recently. Sometimes it's nice to get a taste of the writing before diving into a book.

Book Reflections

Here are some reflections and personal takeaways from books that I've read recently. These are a discussion of what I found interesting to provide you useful information and help you decide if you want to read the book.

Blog Posts

Five modern classics: Feminist fiction books from the 1970’s until now

As April is Women’s History Month, I’ll be sharing book lists with a focus on books considered classic feminist texts and other books by women authors. Are you interested in reading fiction books that shaped literature and how women were perceived? Here are five fiction books considered modern classic feminist fiction from the 1970’s until …

How does it feel to remember everything?

Excerpt from The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa This is an excerpt from the book The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder. “May I ask you something?” I said, still looking at him. “Of course,” he answered. “How does it feel to remember everything? To have everything that the rest of us …

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