Well-behaved women don’t make history: difficult women do. Feminism’s success is down to complicated, contradictory, imperfect women, who fought each other as well as fighting for equal rights. Helen Lewis argues that too many of these pioneers have been whitewashed or forgotten in our modern search for feel-good, inspirational heroines. It’s time to reclaim the … Continue reading Difficult Women Review
Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism. As a former "token Black kid", he now presents himself as the friend many readers need, touching on topics including cultural appropriation, "reverse racism" and white privilege. Featuring interviews with figures such as writer Angie Thomas, content creator Toni … Continue reading On Being A Better White Person
Requests and to-dos bombard your phone and inbox, day and night. Information and distractions claw at your time and attention. You're always busy, always searching for the finish line ... or at least the pause button. Life feels like an endless series of "what's nexts"--what's the next meeting, task, obligation, goal, achievement?
How are we half way through the year already? I'm not sure either, but it's time to do the tag! BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020 Dread Nation by Justina Ireland ane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the … Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Tag
I'm moving back to university in the second week of July, and would like to make my way through some books that I want to read before then so that I don't have to take them with me and take up extra space. Since series have to be kept together (I didn't make up the … Continue reading Books To Read Before I Move
I'm moving house in a couple of weeks, back to university. As I've been looking at my TBR list, I realised that I had a number of middle grade books in large series that I didn't particularly want to take back with me, so I am trying to read them before I move. Hence why … Continue reading Turns Out Middle Grade Books Are Easy To Get Through
Continuing on from what I started last week, here are all the books I've read in the past seven days! What I Read The Girl The Sea Gave Back For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her washed ashore as a child and use her … Continue reading Weekly Reading Progress