Monthly Archives: August 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY | IF I TAUGHT A CLASS ON FEMINISM…

  I did lots of Women’s Studies classes in College, but I also read a lot of books on feminism, gender and women’s issues outside of the syllabus – and I’ve continued to read and gather books that relate to these topics. Now that I have a daughter to raise, my interest has been revived and I am looking back… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE – AIMEE BENDER

  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is the story of a young girl, Rose Edelstein, who discovers one day that she can taste more in her food than its flavours. She can taste her mother’s restlessness and emptiness, she can taste if the cook was in a rush, or if he was angry. Over time, her special sense develops… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS TO PUT ON YOUR TBR IF YOU MISSED 2016 (LIKE I DID)

  As any of you who have followed my blog for a while know, there was a long gap in my blogging (and reading) life over the past year or so. Which means that not only did you miss me (I assume), but I missed out on everything that was going on in the bookish world. The only plus to… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE HATE U GIVE – ANGIE THOMAS

  This is the story of Starr, a sixteen-year-old from south central L.A. – not the part of L.A. where white people live in big houses, but the part they stay well clear of. But Starr doesn’t quite fit in. She and her brother go to a private school 45 minutes drive from home, where most of the other students… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE BOOKSHOP – PENELOPE FITZGERALD

  This book appealed to me because A) it’s short and B) it’s about a bookshop, and anything set in a bookshop has my interest. And it’s really because of point A that I actually made it through the whole book, because…. well, I’m not even really sure where to start with this one. On the surface it’s a simple… Read more »