The Living Abroad Questionnaire: Alexa

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The Living Abroad Questionnaire: Alexa

Welcome to my new series ‘The Living Abroad Questionnaire’ where I interview 5 women born in 5 different countries about their experiences of living abroad for extended periods of time! Every day of this week you will get a new insight into what its like to move to a new country and how it can impact your life for the better!

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The Book That Made Me Love Short Stories

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The Book That Made Me Love Short Stories

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I’ve tried a few times to read short stories books, but they were never really my thing. Mainly because I find them challenging. It’s hard for me to get into a story and then see it end a few pages later, and even harder to switch from one story to the next so quickly. But I so desperately wanted to read Curtis Sittenfeld’s ' You Think It I’ll Say It collection. It’s about love, social class and relationships. Every single story got me captivated (and to make sure I wouldn’t mix the stories, I decided to read only one at a time).

My favourite story was ‘Bad Latch’ about a soon-to-be-mom taking prenatal classes and feeling overwhelmed and intimidated with the other perfect mothers, and one in particular. The moral of the story is that we can make friendships in the most unusual places and perfection often hides a much bigger problem.

It’s a lovely book for people who find it hard to commit to longer stories or for anyone who loves contemporary woman fiction. There is a story for everyone in there!

Do you have any short stories book to recommend?


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