Non-Fiction November

Non-Fiction November Reading Goals

October 28, 2014 Blogging & Challenges (19) Comments

The second annual Non-Fiction November, hosted by Sophisticated Dorkiness, Doing Dewey, Regular Rumination, and I’m Lost in Books, starts tomorrow, and I am super excited to participate. I have really ramped up my non-fiction reading this year, and I’m looking forward to diving into some of the titles that have accumulated on my shelf. My goal […]

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Reunion by Hannah Pittard

Book Review: Reunion by Hannah Pittard

October 27, 2014 Reviews (8) Comments

Five minutes before her flight is due to take off, Kate Pulaski learns that her estranged father has killed himself. Although she’s more surprised than saddened to hear the news, she reluctantly changes her travel plans and flies to Atlanta to meet her brother and sister, four of her father’s former wives, and her numerous half-siblings. […]

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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Book Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

October 25, 2014 Reviews (10) Comments

In my mission to read more diversely this year, I have been trying to branch out and include graphic novels in my regular reading. I have *mostly* failed to do this. I loved my first graphic novel, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg, but I haven’t read any more since then. I finally picked […]

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Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

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

October 22, 2014 Reviews (14) 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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