Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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Publication: October 10th 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Pages:  386 pages
Source: Gift (Thanks Dad!)
Genre: Fiction, Sci Fi, Feminism, Dystopia, Gender Studies
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“Gender is a shell game. What is a man? Whatever a woman isn’t. What is a woman? Whatever a man is not. Tap on it and it’s hollow. Look under the shells: it’s not there,” (Alderman 381).

TW/CW: Rape.

I’ve been waiting to read this book a good long time. Whenever you are waiting to read something that’s been on your To-Be-Read pile for a long time, you can’t help but get notice. The hype to reading the book is so great, will reading the actual book be as good as the wait? With Naomi Alderman’s The Power I can safely say it is. Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and I’ve been looking forward to this theme for quite a while!

This week’s theme is Top Ten Frequently Used Words In (Insert Genre/Age Group) Titles, and just think about all the words that are possible for this theme! First you choose which genre/age group and it’s the best theme in the world!

I was debating doing YA, but after some thought knew I had to do common words in Thriller Titles, because I keep getting so annoyed by the recent trend of calling adult women protagonists “girls” (in fact, it’s the first word on the list!). Let me know in the comments below what words you’re tired of seeing in certain book genre/age group titles!

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Hello bookworms, it’s Top Ten Tuesday and this week’s theme is a freebie HOORAY!

I was originally scared about this week being a freebie because I had no idea what I would choose to make a list of! But then I realized this freebie would be the perfect opportunity for me to plan what I’ll be reading in the next few weeks!

And away we go! Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme/feature created by The Broke and the Bookish but is now hosted by The Artsy Reader

Oh look, I remember to put where Top Ten Tuesday is from this week! I keep forgetting to put it in my posts and I hate myself for it. Though I’m sure most people know I didn’t create Top Ten Tuesday, I get really bothered when I forget. I need to tie a ribbon around my finger or something to keep me focused!

This week’s theme is Books I Loved But Will Never Re-Read which is a really interesting topic! A lot of books I read that I like I tell myself I will re-read, though it rarely happens. But I also have times when I read a book and realize that while I liked it, I wouldn’t re-read it. Making this list took some thought (and a look at my read shelf on Goodreads) but I liked remembering some books I enjoyed. Continue reading

Review: Exit, Pursued By a Bear by E.K. Johnston

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Publication: March 15th 2016
Publisher: Dutton Books
Pages:  248 pages
Source: Indigo
Genre: Fiction, YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Canadian Fiction
My Rating: ⛤⛤⛤⛤⛤

“You can’t fix something that doesn’t know it’s broken,” (Johnston 81).

TW: Rape/Date Rape.

This book is heartbreaking, but it’s also hopeful. Johnston packs a lot into a tiny book, her specialty, creating a story full of trauma and love and connection that is necessary on everyone’s bookshelves. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Tuesday

Hello bookworms! It’s Top Ten Tuesday and that’s always an exciting thing in the book blogging world!

This week’s theme is “Characters I Liked That Were In Non-Favourite/Disliked Books.” I only managed to think of six since I can be pretty harsh with the books I dislike. If I dislike the book I usually dislike the characters to, it’s an all or nothing scenario. However, I did think of six characters I liked from books I wasn’t crazy about. I’m curious to see your comments on what books I disliked! Continue reading