Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Author: Sylvia Plath

Pages: 244

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“I was supposed to be having the time of my life. I was supposed to be the envy of thousands of other college girls just like me all over America who wanted nothing more than to be tripping about in those same size seven patent leather shoes I’d bought in Bloomingdale’s one lunch hour with a black patent leather belt and black patent leather pocketbook to match.”-The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath


It’s Monday, And I am reading The Bell Jar


Currently I am reading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar on PDF and I am on page 120 of 135 pages although the actual book version has 244 pages.

This is my second attempt at reading The Bell Jar. I attempted to read it the first time my freshman year of college but found it was a bit too melancholy for my taste back then. It may be because I was in a depressed state myself or that Sylvia was just out of my reading level. I am on my second attempt now and am quite enjoying it. I can now relate on a deeper level with Sylvia’s experiences. I can now see the joy and humor she writes about as well as her struggle with mental illness. This book is still a tough read for me but I enjoy Plath’s imagery and her thrilling experiences she writes about. I am excited to finish it but will most likely reread it to better understand the things that confuse me in it.

“I’m very interested in everything.” The words fell with a hollow flatness on to Jay Cee’s desk, like so many wooden nickels. – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

As for the rest of my week I am posting this weeks after it was supposed to be posted due to a concussion. Let me tell you, it is not fun being injured when you are already behind in your classes. Let alone the pressure and stress that is eating away at me to get into UF (the whole reason I up and moved my life to Gainesville.) I am just trying to look on the bright side of things and will be drowning the schools therapist in my problems come Tuesday, so there is always that. Other than school and my mental and physical health declining, I seem to have reconnected with some old friends which is always great. Let’s just hope that we continue to stay in touch. Until next time, I hope that everyone is having a great semester and that your weekends are full of laughter and fun, unlike mine which will be full of work, work, and more work. Happy Friday.

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