Women & Power by Mary Beard
Books, feminism

Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

Feminist Book Fortnight was just the kick up the ass I needed to finally pull Mary Beard's Women & Power off my bookshelf. I bought it as a post-Christmas treat to myself and it has just sat there and looked pretty ever since. I mean, seriously, look at this book jacket! Based on two of… Continue reading Book review: Women & Power by Mary Beard

saturday share
blogging, Books

Saturday Share #48

We've hit the middle of Feminist Book Fortnight so for this week's Saturday Share I want to share a few inspiring book-related blog posts. The Bookseller posted an overview of what feminist bookworms could expect from the 14 days of bad-ass books. I discovered (and loved) feminist book blog Yasmine Rose Reads and her regular… Continue reading Saturday Share #48

The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance
Books, Cornwall

The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance

This week combines two particularly awesome bookish campaigns: Feminist Book Fortnight and Independent Bookshop Week. I popped along to the award-winning Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance to chat all things bookish with store co-owner Rachael Howorth. The store housed a display of feminist books before Feminist Book Fortnight even kicked off, such is… Continue reading The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance

The Displaced edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Books

The Displaced: The most important book of the year

Rarely do I read a book and immediately wish I could gift the whole world a copy. It happened with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's We Should All Be Feminists (fortunately I can at least forward everyone a link to the TED Talk) and it's happened again with The Displaced*. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh… Continue reading The Displaced: The most important book of the year

200 Women
Books, feminism

Books for feminists of all ages

Something happened to me when I had a baby. I've always been very strong-willed, demanded equality for women and am quick to counteract 'banter' but this determination and passion has evolved somewhat. I've become more aware of the gender stereotypes enforced on children and how women are treated differently as they get older; regardless of… Continue reading Books for feminists of all ages

We Should All Be Feminists
Books, feminism

#FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

I re-joined my local library days ahead of Feminist Book Fortnight and now my world has suddenly opened up in terms of reading potential. I've been struggling with a budget recently which has curtailed my spending on anything other than bills and food and now I can read again - beyond the titles which lovely… Continue reading #FeministBookFortnight: A wish list

saturday share
blogging, Books, feminism

Saturday Share #47

This morning I discovered that today marks the start of Feminist Book Fortnight, so of course I've rescheduled a bunch of posts for the next two weeks. I can't let an awesome campaign like that pass me by! But what exactly is Feminist Book Fortnight, I hear you ask? It's a celebration of feminist books,… Continue reading Saturday Share #47

Using my bullet journal to organise my reading
Books, stationery

How I use my bullet journal to track my reading

Between tracking reviews of books I've already left, tackling my growing TBR shelf and prioritising books on my never-ending wish list, my bullet journal comes in pretty handy. Sure, I have my Goodreads app and Amazon wish list but it's so nice to have everything in one place. And colour-coded! I use my bullet journal… Continue reading How I use my bullet journal to track my reading

Bing bedtime books
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Jenson is a massive bookworm and it's hardly surprising, given that one of my favourite pastimes as a kid was going to the library and taking out the maximum amount of books. It doesn't bother me that the TV is nearly always on when we're at home and he knows how to use my smartphone… Continue reading What Jenson has been reading lately #2

Breathe magazine and Nature Journal review and giveaway
Books, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Breathe magazine and Nature Journal review + giveaway

I've been a fan of Breathe magazine since the first issue. For me, it's self-care personified, giving me the chance to escape from the world for a little bit, whether I'm reading it in bed, in the bath, or on a busy bus. Just the act of reading it is relaxing and it's always packed… Continue reading Breathe magazine and Nature Journal review + giveaway