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Reading: In the Dream House

I Read In the Dream House: A Memoir

Started Reading: January 10, 2020
Finished Reading: January 11, 2020

Holding *In the Dream House* in my hand

After reading Her Body and Other Parties a year or two ago I determined that I would read pretty much anything and everything that Machado chose to write and publish, and so here we are. A memoir about domestic abuse is not something I would generally seek out to read, but after sampling just a couple of sections I wanted to quickly read the entire book. Though the topic is serious and the underlying narrative is harrowing, the artful, fractured method she uses to explore this experience through all manner of genres, forms, and tones just excites me about writing more than anything else. I feel a little guilty having enjoyed this book as much as I did, but I think for all the trauma the author went through, she didn’t mean for this to be a traumatic read.

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Format / Genre: note social media status update
People: me Carmen Maria Machado
Places: Twitter
Series + Sources: My Reading in 2020 From Twitter
Topics: books reading social media
Works Cited: In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado Her Body and other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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