As soon as that realization dawned and I acknowledged it, I was giving myself permission to put it down and stop struggling to read it. I wasn’t admitting defeat or giving up; I was just making a choice. Continue reading In Need of a Comforting Read: The Right Book At The Right Time Can Succor, Soothe, & Calm A Troubled Soul Or A Weary Mind » Changing Pages
The Girl Who Said Sorry by Hayoung Yim is a testament to the contradicting double standards that young girls and women face on a daily basis. As an amazing bonus, 50% proceeds from this book goes to serve Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation adolescent girl campaign. Continue reading ‘The Girl Who Said Sorry’ By Hayoung Yim, Illustrations By Marta M.
I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love. Continue reading Book Review: ‘Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters In The End’ By Atul Gawande | Changing Pages
This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you’ll never look at a bee in quite the same way again. Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Bees By Laline Paull’ | Changing Pages #WomenWriters
Another aspect of this novel that I really enjoyed was the winter setting and atmosphere. Arden does a superb job of creating a visceral environment for the reader. I felt the cold when outdoors with the characters and I reveled in the warm firelight that they huddled around at night. #WomenWriters Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ By Katherine Arden | I’ve Read This #WomenWriters
She was known to be keen to show that right does not necessarily prevail and in fact justice is often not done. This book does both of these things cleverly. #WomenWriters Continue reading Book Review: ‘This Sweet Sickness’ By Patricia Highsmith | Changing Pages #WomenWriters
If you would’ve told me a few years ago, Six Rivers Press published what can best be described as a post-apocalyptic poetry book, I wouldn’t have believed you (“the post-apocalyptic genre is strongly associated with fiction, thereby it’s closely tied to works such as The 5th Wave or something” my snooty nerd-self would’ve replied). Continue reading Book Review: ‘All Night In The New Country’ By Miriam Bird Greenberg | #Poetry #WomenWriters