29 May 2017

Some mini reviews...

For someone who started a blog to talk about books, reviews are few and far between around these parts!  You'd be forgiven for thinking I hardly do any reading at all, but to be honest I just find it quite difficult to find the time to sit and write full length reviews.   I actually am almost always to be found reading, especially on my lunch at work.  Today I'm going to look back on some of things I've read recently with some mini reviews.

The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter |  
People seem to love Angela Carter but I didn't really gel with this.  It was a good story, in places, but quite dark and needlessly so a lot of the time, to me anyway.  I'm not going to be seeking out any more of her work any time soon.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur  
This is probably the first poetry collection I've sat and read cover to cover and I loved it.  Rupi's poems are so simple but so moving and effective.  There were so many lines that stuck out for me and had me nodding in agreement and I absolutely adored her style, I can see myself coming back to this regularly.

Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell  
Karen Russell has one of the best imaginations, I loved this short story collection as much if not more than her first book, St Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.  My favourite story was the one about the US presidents reincarnated as horses - how do you come up with that? Genius.

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche 
I haven't given this one a rating because it seemed odd to, but I really liked it.  I've been wanting to read it for a while.  It's nothing new to anyone already engaged with feminism but it's a powerful argument.  It's based on a full length TED talk given by the author and since finishing I've been meaning to look that up.  This would be a great introduction for anyone making their first steps into understanding feminism.

That's all for now!  I think I will stick to this format for most things and write the lengthier posts for books that really give me a lot to say.

Thanks for reading!

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