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#MonthlyWrapUp: March 2020 (+ March Favourites)

Oh, what a year March has been. This has been the weirdest month of my life (and I imagine that’s true for a lot of people) and I thought it was going to go on forever. April is probably going to be just as strange. March is Women’s History Month so I usually focus on… Continue reading #MonthlyWrapUp: March 2020 (+ March Favourites)

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Book Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot

Title: Middlemarch Author: George Eliot Publisher: Penguin Classics Date: 2012 (1871) Genre: Classics / Historical Fiction Summary: Taking place in the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Middlemarch explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea… Continue reading Book Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot

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The Sunday Post #144 – Hello British Summer Time

The Sunday Post is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Sunday Salon is hosted by Readerbuzz. This post is an opportunity to recap the past week on my blog and in my personal life. It’s also a chance to set up some goals for the upcoming week and share the music/films/TV shows/podcasts that I’ve loved this week. Quarantine/lockdown/whatever you want to… Continue reading The Sunday Post #144 – Hello British Summer Time

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Book Review: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

Title: The House of Mirth Author: Edith Wharton Publisher: Penguin Date: 2012 (1905) Genre: Classics / Fiction / Social Satire Summary: Wharton creates a portrait of a stunning beauty who, though raised and educated to marry well both socially and economically, is reaching her 29th year, an age when her youthful blush is drawing to a close and her marital prospects… Continue reading Book Review: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

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Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Title: The Color Purple Author: Alice Walker Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Date: 2017 (1982) Genre: Historical Fiction Summary: Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls ‘father’, she has two children taken away from her, is… Continue reading Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

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Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Title: Convenience Store Woman Author: Sayaka Murata Translator: Ginny Tapley Takemori Publisher: Granta Books Date: 2019 (2016) Genre: Fiction Summary: Keiko Furukura had always been considered a strange child, and her parents always worried how she would get on in the real world, so when she takes on a job in a convenience store while at university, they are delighted for her.… Continue reading Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

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Top Ten Tuesday: Classics by Women Writers on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a genre freebie so I’ve decided to share some of the classics by women writers that are currently on my TBR to celebrate Women’s History Month! Mathilda by Mary Shelley (1819)… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Classics by Women Writers on my TBR