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Most Popular Books by Women Writers over the Last 100 Years

As the Hay Festival is now underway, I thought it would be timely to post this link from the BBC.

Within it, the BBC summarises 7 books from the 100 most cited in a survey undertaken prior to the Hay Festival – the only criteria was they had to be written by a woman within the last 100 years. 269 more words

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“The Mountain Midwife” by L. Eakes and “The Secrets of Midwives” by S. Hepworth

How did I end up reading two books about midwives in the same month? Better not to speculate…

The first of these books was not worth the time it took to read it. 92 more words

Review: The Little Paris Bookshop - Nina George

“Time. It runs the rough edges that hurt us smooth.”

I had seen this book around for a while, so when I won it in a giveaway on Instagram I was super excited to get stuck in to it! 344 more words

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Readers' Advisory: Summer of SciFi!

This was a readers’ advisory for me, myself. I declared the summer of 2018 the Summer of SciFi! I grew up loving science fiction movies and pop culture, but it took me a long time to actually start reading it. 2,725 more words


Spring Book Reviews

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
This book begins with Alice Blackwell, first lady of the United States, waking up distressed in the middle of the night. 899 more words

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Debriefing by Susan Sontag

following my tradition of discovering an author in reverse order, I read Susan Sontag’s journals, then her short stories, and next I’ll move to the essays. 67 more words

One woman's love affair with the magic, music and men of cuba

The Breath of Cuba: One Woman’s Love Affair with the Magic Music and Men of Cuba is a captivating book that takes the reader on a sensual cultural journey. 30 more words