‘Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading’ by Lucy Mangan – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one. She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She … Continue reading ‘Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading’ by Lucy Mangan – eARC Book Review

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‘A Notable Woman’ by Jean Lucey Pratt – Book Review

Blurb In April 1925, Jean Lucey Pratt began writing a journal. She continued to write until just a few days before her death in 1986, producing well over a million words in 45 exercise books over the course of her lifetime. For sixty years, no one had an inkling of her diaries' existence, and they … Continue reading ‘A Notable Woman’ by Jean Lucey Pratt – Book Review

‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

“A nice, well-meaning man …(said) that I should never call myself a feminist, since feminists are women who are unhappy because they cannot find husbands. So I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist.” When you find yourself in a mini reading slump what do you do??? For me, I turned to my favourite contemporary … Continue reading ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Book Review

‘Educated’ by Tara Westover- Book Review

This has been one of the most unsettling reading experiences of my life. They always say fact is stranger than fiction right?? This memoir is horribly strange. It tells the life-story of Tara Westover who grew up in the Idaho mountains. And her upbringing was utterly alien to me. I can't even begin to comprehend … Continue reading ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover- Book Review