A Year in Books: 2018

And another year of reading passes on by…

2018 turned out to be a great year for books. Not only did I manage to start a book club but I also managed to read books outside my comfort zone, which turned out to be not a bad experience.  Most of the books read this year took me on exciting new adventures while others left me at a dead-end. Unfortunately, I was unable to complete my own reading challenge but that didn’t stop me from not only reaching my reading goal of 70 books, but also reading a diverse collection of books. Overall, my books of 2018 encouraged me to read more and get excited for what my choices will be in 2019. Continue reading “A Year in Books: 2018”

Book Review: Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays

Format: Paperback

Pages: 220 pages

Published: July 1, 2009 (First published 1796)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Quote of the Day – August 15, 2018

Like children, we have dreamt, that what gratifies our desires, or contributes to our convenience to-day, will prove equally useful and satisfactory to-morrow, without reflecting on the growth of the body, the change of humours, the new objects, and the new situations, which every succeeding hour brings in its train.”

-Mary Hays

Book Review: Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Format: Paperback

Pages: 208 pages

Published: April 1, 2009 (First published 1788)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Studies  Continue reading “Book Review: Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft”

A Year in Books: 2017

Let’s celebrate another year of reading!

Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of  great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.

This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:

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Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Any Book Lover

There are only two shopping days left to get your favorite book lover in your life that special gift. But there is no reason to panic! It might be too late for you to get these gifts in time for Christmas Day, but there is always one foolproof item that is always a hit: a book! Here are some book recommendations that will surely make you the favorite the person this holiday season:  Continue reading “Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Any Book Lover”

Happy Birthday, Mary Wollstonecraft!

Today is Mary Wollstonecraft’s birthday! Other than being the mother of the novelist Mary Shelley, Wollstonecraft is considered to be the mother of the feminist movement. Her philosophical ideas and her powerful words made her a model advocate for the woman’s movement. To celebrate her achievements, let’s read some of her words through some powerful quotes:

“Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; – that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.”

“Virtue can only flourish among equals.”

“Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government.”

“It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.”

“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

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