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Bitsy's Books

Note: I'm uploading my books from Goodreads and since there are like 200+ it's going to take awhile. The uploading seems a bit wonky too, so hang with me as I fix things. Also there may be spoilers until I can make all the appropriate tags.


I'm an ex-English Major who, sick of reading classics after college, decided to read all the trashy books I didn't before because I was too snobby. Since graduating, I've entertained myself with comics, YA, and romance novels, finding out they can not only be decently written, but superbly written. I've since recovered from my classics aversion, but I'm now more open-minded reader willing to read from any genre. If a book has kick-ass heroines and/or witty banter and/or takes place in a different time or place (including fantasy settings), I will most likely fall in love with it. My favorite authors are Jane Austen, Shakespeare, E.M. Forster, Meljean Brook, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hartman, Catherynne M. Valente, and Aliette de Bodard.

Currently reading

The Blue Fairy Book
Andrew Lang
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet
Jennifer Homans

Furious Love

Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century - Sam Kashner, Nancy Schoenberger

3.5 Stars


An interesting look at the lives and love affair of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, two of the greatest actors of the mid-20th century.The book was very readable and engaging, about not only the stars themselves, but the movies they were in as well. The authors had a weird tick of jumping around in time when relating the story, which could be very confusing. Once again, I just lost interest. Overall, I would recommend for those interested in old Hollywood and the fascinating stars that inhabited it.