Pining

I pine for summer
but now I’m craving
the familiarity of autumn books
that seem to shine orange and red
and brown and smell like warm drinks
and plenty of layers;
stories that glow warmth
and make me feel at one again.

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Who is Elena Ferrante?

Like many, over the past few months I’ve become obsessed by Elena Ferrante, the Italian author of the Neapolitan series, which includes My Brilliant Friend. I’ve just finished the third book and I’m excited but also reluctant to move onto the fourth and final. What will I do when I’ve finished them?

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