Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Nine Reasons to Read Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (Plus a Giveaway!)

October 22, 2014 Reviews (8) Comments

Last month, Margaret Atwood released a new short story collection called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales. A new Atwood book is always cause for excitement, and this one was doubly exciting for me because it introduced me to a genre I haven’t seen Atwood tackle before. As an author, she is incredibly prolific and diverse in the type […]

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Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon: Updates

October 18, 2014 Blogging & Challenges (15) Comments

Good morning lovelies! I’m super excited to be participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon for the first time. This is where I’ll be tracking my reading and posting updates throughout the day. To start things off, I’ve completed the intro meme! Hour 0: Intro Meme (8 am) 1) What fine part of the world are you […]

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Mid-Month Book Look: What I'm Reading

Mid-Month Book Look: What I’m Reading in October

October 16, 2014 Miscellaneous (5) Comments

This month I’ve been kind of taking a break from review commitments and allowing myself to read what I want, when I want. It’s been really nice to take the pressure off. I’ve enjoyed reading some non-review books, and I have also enjoyed the books I did receive for review consideration a bit more. It […]

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Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-thon

My Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Book Stack

October 15, 2014 Blogging & Challenges (12) Comments

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is coming up this Saturday, and I am super excited to participate for the first time! Although I’ve been blogging for nearly three years, I have somehow never taken part in this event; I’m going to chalk it up to always having to work on Saturdays. But the plus side to being […]

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Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny

Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution by Laurie Penny

October 14, 2014 Reviews (5) Comments

In Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, Laurie Penny writes about today’s toxic patriarchal culture that creates fucked-up girls, lost boys, rape culture, sexism on the Internet, and problematic concepts of love. Referencing her experiences with eating disorders, the Occupy movement, the UK student protests, and online trolls, she presents an incisive, radical perspective on […]

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl: An Important Step in the Right Direction

October 9, 2014 Reviews (10) Comments

At just 28 years old, Lena Dunham has written and directed two feature-length films and created, written, and starred in her own HBO show, the critically acclaimed Girls. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards, has won two Golden Globes, and was the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America award for directional achievement in […]

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Three Books Bell Jar Fans Will Love

Three Books ‘The Bell Jar’ Fans Will Love

October 3, 2014 Literary Lists Reviews (11) Comments

Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is one of my all-time favorite books. A semi-autobiographical novel about Plath’s descent into madness during and after her internship at a New York City magazine, this book deals with a lot of issues that are still relevant more than 50 years after its publication. It explores identity, isolation, sexual double […]

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September Reads

October 1, 2014 Miscellaneous (12) Comments

Oomph, September was a bit of a roller coaster. I hit some really great highs followed by a really, crashing low. Let’s start with the good? At the beginning of the month, Tom and I adopted a kitten! His name is Murakami (Murray for short), and he is now three months old. He’s pretty much […]

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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters book cover

Book Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

September 24, 2014 Reviews (4) Comments

It’s 1922, and London is facing hard times in the wake of the war. Spinster Frances Wray has lost her father and both of her brothers, and she and her mother have had to say goodbye to their servants. Unable to pay their bills, they are forced to admit lodgers into their South London villa. […]

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Ten Fall Books I Can’t Wait to Read

September 23, 2014 Literary Lists (14) Comments

Happy Tuesday, booklings! Is it just me, or is this fall overwhelmingly awesome for new books? September has been absolutely bananas for big releases, but October and November have some exciting titles, as well. This week for Top Ten Tuesday, the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list the top ten books on our […]

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