February 13: Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.)

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. You can find a list of topics for each week at That Artsy Reader Gir if you’d like to join in! This week’s topic is a Love Freebie – so I decided to list just a few of the literary couples that have happy … Continue reading February 13: Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.)

Women and Power by Mary Beard

I really enjoyed Women and Power by Mary Beard. It’s a short book based on two of her lectures given at the LRB lecture series in the British Museum. There are some very useful black and white images to illustrate the author’s points – including the famous Miss Triggs cartoon (check it out here if you haven’t seen it yet). Immensely readable, the book is in … Continue reading Women and Power by Mary Beard

February 2018 – TBR

Given that I feel that I should have read some of those ages ago, I’ve decided to use this February (American Black History Month)  as a pretext to get reading. Here’s my self-selected book-bundle: It includes: 1.) The Autobiography of Malcolm X 2.) A Gift of Love Martin Luther King Jr 3.) The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. Du Bois 4.) Narrative of the Life … Continue reading February 2018 – TBR

Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. You can find a list of topics for each week at That Artsy Reader Gir if you’d like to join in! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is: Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read My TBR used … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Have Been On My TBR the Longest and I Still Haven’t Read

Kazuo Ishiguro “The Remains of a Day”- book review

I’d heard excellent things about this book, but even so, I wasn’t quite prepared to love it as much as I did. The setting of the novel is officially in the 1950s, but most of the action takes place in the main character’s memories – in the 1920s and 1930. Stevens, the butler in Darlington Hall, pays little attention to the Germanophile politics of the … Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro “The Remains of a Day”- book review