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Review: How To Date A Feminist

“I want to apologise for the patriarchy” is not conventionally the most romantic way to start a proposal speech, or indeed a rom-com play. Small wonder that Steve (Tom Berish) doesn’t immediately win Kate (Sarah Daykin) over – it takes some endearing yet awkward dancing to convince her to say yes. 564 more words


Event: Literary Bad Boys with Samantha Ellis

Literary bad boys ….Who hasn’t fallen headlong for a romantic rotter in a book? Looking back, I can’t imagine how brusque, brutal Heathcliff got my pulses racing, much less see how Catherine could describe him as ‘more myself than I am’, but when I was reading it for A’level, none of my clean-cut boyfriends had a glimmer of Heathcliff’s Byronic glamour. 254 more words

Authors At The Books That Built Me

Book Response: Samantha Ellis's How to Be a Heroine

In Samantha Ellis’s How To Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading Too Much, we venture via beloved books and heroines from Ellis’s younger years and the accompanying yearning to be a princess to more recent years and her discovery that she, too, can be her own heroine in a myriad of ways. 2,764 more words

Book Reviews

How To Be A Heroine: Or What I've Learned From Reading Too Much: Review

There’s no shortage of heroes/heroines in my life. (Shameless plug: In fact, I have a special blog series dedicated to some of my literary heroes/heroines. Check out my… 873 more words


Spring Reading Wrap Up | Part Two

In which I tackle intersectional feminism and cult pop culture classics.

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How to be a Heroine: Or what I’ve learned from reading too much

I’m a bit at a loss as to what to say about this book. In a weird way I hated it. Who is this Samantha Ellis person and… 627 more words