I think that men need their own “romance” genre for the many books in all genres that fixate on fantastical and false tropes of femininity and masculinity.
As promised in July I’m ready to return to posting and I have plans to update the format of this blog and site. There’s always been something about Fall for […]
Briefly, a little background–I have been reading Anais Nin for years. I wouldn’t call myself a fan because I came to her work already knowing a lot of the details she tried to keep hidden in her life but I was curious about her because she is often quoted in […]
I have a love-hate relationship with moving. In fact, I haven’t even really unpacked anything except the necessities in the course of two moves over three years.
There’s something about beautiful books that make my heart sing. I understand that with all the ways we read it isn’t practical to make every book an artistic treasure but I would also be perfectly content with the experience if even the most ratty used book was rendered in aesthetic […]
I haven’t been posting many reviews on here lately although I am still actively reviewing Netgalleys on Goodreads. Right now is a time for change in my life and I think it’s a great time to change up the way I review books on my blog! So, in that spirit […]
The Single Mums’ Mansion: For all fans of Motherland, Allison Pearson and Hurrah for Gin by Janet Hoggarth My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy to read through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I’m surprised by how much I loved this book.
Reign of Appearances: The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere by Ari Adut My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A fascinating illumination and exploration of the notions of public spaces, private lives and how the parameters of […]
The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience by Jennifer Pharr Davis My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* Normally I wouldn’t talk about my life in a book review but with Pursuit of Endurance […]
Murder and Mendelssohn by Kerry Greenwood My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have enjoyed the Phryne Fisher books but by Murder and Mendelssohn I found myself falling out of love with Phryne. As she “collects” children, pets and men some of her charm feels hollowed out particularly when I […]