2016 This year I set myself the challenge to start reading again. When I was younger I was a huge bookworm, however as I got older I started to fall out of love with it. This year I wanted to re-capture my love of reading and I have defiantly succeeded! I will be closing… Continue reading Goodreads Challenge 2016/2017
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How To Be a Woman - Caitlin Moran . "It's a good time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven't been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain... Why are we supposed to get Brazilians? Should we use Botox? Do men secretly hate… Continue reading Our Shared Shelf, April 2016
The Color Purple - Alice Walker . "Set in the deep American South between the wars, it is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is… Continue reading Our Shared Shelf, February 2016
My Life on the Road - Gloria Steinem . "Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. The seeds were planted: Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist,… Continue reading Our Shared Shelf, January 2016
All About Love: New Visions - bell hooks . "The word "love" is most often defined as a noun, yet...we would all love better if we used it as a verb," writes bel l hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal,… Continue reading Our Shared Shelf, March 2016