The Other Bennet Sister By Janice Hadlow #BookTalk #BookReview

Have you read Pride and Prejudice?  In all likelihood you have. And if you haven’t it’s probably because Austen doesn’t work for you. Don’t judge me if I judge you just a little bit here and wonder: Who ARE you? Coming back to the book I really want to talk about: The Other Bennet Sister …

The Bluest Eye #BookReview

Book: The Bluest EyeAuthor: Toni Morrison 11-year-old Pecola Breedlove believes she’s ugly. And nothing can change that. Nothing at all. Unless … unless she could trade in her eyes for beautiful blue ones. Now if she had those blue eyes, things would be different; because then, everyone would love her. The boys at school would …

Eight Minutes Forty-Six Seconds in this Heartless World

I watched George Floyd die.  It was barely a surprise to be reminded of the existence of racism, I knew that, already. However, that it can be so brutal, so cruel and so clearly played out that someone could make a video, yet not be able to stop it - that was the horror of …

The Giver of Stars #BookReview

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is a beautifully written book about pack-horse librarians -a group of women who travelled long distances on horseback, carrying with them books for people in isolated houses on the hills.

5 ways to become a book lover #NationalBookLoversDay

You have a bunch of friends - all avid readers. Bibliophiles, they call themselves. Bookworms is what you think of them as. It gets to you the way they are always talking about books. They rave about Harry, drool over Darcy and laugh at Bertie Wooster. They rant when Chetan Bhagat judges a reality show …

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