cat daddies, Iran, Serena takes a lover – book reviews for the week

I’ve been away, physically and mentally, for a couple of weeks and I’m struggling a bit to get back into a productive routine. Trenton and I spent five days at an amazing music festival and then, after catching a cold from one of the 55,000 dirty hippies there, I spent the next five days recovering. […]

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The Bricks that Built the Houses is written by British poet and rapper Kate Tempest

women in books, bit of a mixed bag – book reviews for the week

Just finished Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Grace Marks was a real person, a maid convicted of the murder of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, in 1843. She was originally sentenced to death but ended up in an insane asylum, briefly, before spending 30 years in prison and eventually being pardoned. When I was reading this book last […]

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Augustus is a historical fiction novel written in epistolary form by John Williams, telling the story of Rome's first emperor

off-brand classics – book reviews for the week

Just finished Augustus by John Williams Book club selection this month was an unlikely choice. I’m grateful for the diversion off our typical, contemporary path because I definitely would never have picked up this book otherwise. My knowledge of Roman history is spotty at best (largely informed by Shakespeare), so I didn’t know the story or […]

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