Review: Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill

12083Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical play Long Day’s Journey into Night is regarded as his finest work. First published by Yale University Press in 1956, it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1957 and has since sold more than one million copies. This edition includes a new foreword by Harold Bloom.

The action covers a fateful, heart-rending day from around 8:30 am to midnight, in August 1912 at the seaside Connecticut home of the Tyrones – the semi-autobiographical representations of O’Neill himself, his older brother, and their parents at their home, Monte Cristo Cottage.

One theme of the play is addiction and the resulting dysfunction of the family. All three males are alcoholics and Mary is addicted to morphine. They all constantly conceal, blame, resent, regret, accuse and deny in an escalating cycle of conflict with occasional desperate and half-sincere attempts at affection, encouragement and consolation. (From: Goodreads)

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The Mystery Blogger Award!

Hi! This is my first Mystery Blogger Award and I’m so excited to write this post!

Thank you so much to the lovely Jenna at J.K. I’m exploring! for tagging me in this lovely (and mysterious) award! I really appreciate it! ❤ If you haven’t checked out her blog, please go do it right now! The design of her blog is super cute and her posts are quite enjoyable to read. 🙂

By the way, The Mystery Blogger Award was originally created by Okoto Enigma.

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Book Blitz: Forsaken Prince (Kilenya Chronicles #1) by Andrea Pearson

Hello! Welcome to Life of A Simple Reader! Today I’ve got a book blitz for a YA Fantasy novel (umm, it’s actually a HUGE series) called Forsaken Prince and you’ll find some eye candy covers, excerpts and a $50 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway for the U.S. residents in this post so I hope you’ll enjoy! Btw, you could check the tour schedule HERE!!

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Read-to-Review: I Knocked Him Out (Love at First Crime #2) by Jessica Frances

I knocked him out Ebook

She knocked him out, so he knocked down her walls…

He has irritated me ever since we were kids.
He is overprotective.
Controlling.
A complete jerk.
So, I knocked him out.
It was an accident.
I felt terrible … mostly.
It changed things between us.
Life for us both got more complicated.
Add in a stalker who has decided to take an interest in me,
And suddenly our worlds are turned upside-down.
Can things really change between us so fast?
Or are we just making a bigger mess than what we started with?
I think that hit to the head might have knocked things loose for both of us.
Because, from the moment I knocked him out, we saw each other differently.
As some people say, there is nothing quite like love at first … crime.

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Blog Tour: Daughter4254 by Leigh Statham *Highly Recommended*

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Hello! Welcome to Life of A Simple Reader! This is by far the most exciting blog tour I’ve ever hosted because the book I’m gonna introduce to you today is seriously EPIC!!! I can’t be grateful enough to be chosen as one of the bloggers to host this blog tour from Rockstar Book Tours, which is an awesome book tour website. So just sit back, relax and get on this book tour with me, eh?

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Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

35504431Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. (From: Goodreads)

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