Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down and I am ready to wield my black ink pen and write some letters. The instant need to consume content is both an advantage and a critique of society today. There is an upside to them being down today and that is to enjoy being unplugged.
To make this time enjoyable for you, we have provided a list of quick reads to wait for these platforms to revive. Here are 3 quick reads till the rat race of media begins again.
1. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The book has a gothic aesthetic and is only 160 pages long. It is about a young girl named Merricat Blackwood. She has a family secret and a very peculiar view of the world. The book is an emotional rollercoaster and will definitely keep you hooked through this down-period.
2. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
A highly acclaimed book that must be read by all. It is just 110 pages that explores coming-of-age and the trials of a young Latina girl. Based in Chicago it is funny, engaging and is packed with captivating stories.
3. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman
We have all painfully held onto memories while the present rushes by us. With the network down, we might get sucked back to the connected past but this book reminds us of the present and our loved ones. Nostalgia in form of human connection is a need of the present and the book written by the author of A Man Called Ove will leave with a whirlwind of emotions in just 96 pages.
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