“Nightbitch”: Feminine Rage in Rachel Yoder’s Magical Realism Novel
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“Nightbitch”: Feminine Rage in Rachel Yoder’s Magical Realism Novel

NOTE: this post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, I might make a small commission. This goes directly into funding and keeping this blog free for everyone. It is hard to explain what drew me to Rachel Yoder’s novel – the title, the cover, or the promise of … Continue reading

A review of Susan Fowler’s memoir “Whistle Blower”: dealing with discrimination at work
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A review of Susan Fowler’s memoir “Whistle Blower”: dealing with discrimination at work

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I picked this memoir because I wanted to read and learn more about other women’s experiences with workplace discrimination. It is something I have personally experienced, and to be honest, it took … Continue reading

“American Dirt” Was Written for White People and it Shows
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“American Dirt” Was Written for White People and it Shows

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I didn’t intend on reading or reviewing this book until it was picked for a book club I attend. I felt very apprehensive about reading it because I had read so many … Continue reading

The Heart and the Home: the meaning of place in Ann Patchett’s “The Dutch House”
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The Heart and the Home: the meaning of place in Ann Patchett’s “The Dutch House”

This last week has been filled with a lot of joy and a lot of sadness. I spent the beginning of the week exploring Tasmania which was so breathtaking. And then the end of the week was spent mourning loss after loss. That is just how life goes sometimes. Rather than keep to my usual … Continue reading

5 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please”
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5 Life Lessons from Amy Poehler’s “Yes, Please”

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Most people know Amy Poehler as the hilarious comedy queen and beloved friend of Tina Fey. Her career achievements are too long to add here, but let’s just be clear that she … Continue reading

A Review of “Tiny Hot Dogs”: recipes for life and food
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A Review of “Tiny Hot Dogs”: recipes for life and food

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mary Giuliani’s memoir Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites intrigued me because I love talking about food as much as I love reading. Just yesterday I had a friend over … Continue reading

A Review of “Idaho”: forgetting and remembering
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A Review of “Idaho”: forgetting and remembering

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am not going to lie, the decision I made to read this book was heavily based on the cover. What is that old saying again? Anyway, I found myself drawn to … Continue reading

Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” still speaks to the modern struggles of academia and the pressures to succeed
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Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” still speaks to the modern struggles of academia and the pressures to succeed

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I recently re-read The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. The book has been a favourite of mine, but this time around I really felt the book spoke to me in a way. … Continue reading

“Someday, Someday, Maybe”: a review of Lauren Graham’s novel
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“Someday, Someday, Maybe”: a review of Lauren Graham’s novel

Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Before I start the review, I just wanted to say that I’m sorry I’ve been away from the blog for a while. I’ve been suffering for my art in the form of … Continue reading