Book Review: Emergency Contact

Rebel of the Sands has been on my TBR list since July 2015, according to my Goodreads account. 

I found my copy in the bargain section of Barnes & Noble. Rarely are there young adult books over that way, but the store near my house has a section for these little beauties now. I threw this one in my basket last minute while walking to the register a few weeks ago. 

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Book Review: Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands has been on my TBR list since July 2015, according to my Goodreads account. 

I found my copy in the bargain section of Barnes & Noble. Rarely are there young adult books over that way, but the store near my house has a section for these little beauties now. I threw this one in my basket last minute while walking to the register a few weeks ago. 

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Book Review: A Manual for Cleaning Women

"Wait. Let me explain...

My whole life I've run into these situations, like that morning with the psychiatrist." 

It catches you off guard, Lucia Berlin's writing. When you read lines like the one above, you feel that she's talking right to you from across the porch while her rocking chair creaks.

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Her Body and Other Parties

Each horrific story within Her Body and Other Parties is a brutal representation of the weight and expectations put on women's bodies and what that weight does to one's well being. 

Carmen Maria Machado's debut is fantastic; each story in her collection reads like having a splinter yanked from your thumb--a terrifying relief.

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Giant Days, Vol. 1

"Home schooled and naive, Daisy Wooton is 50% hair and 100% not ready for this mean old world.

Esther de Groot is pale and interesting. Maybe too interesting.

I, Susan Ptolemy, am a human common sense silo. Without me, they’d probably be dead, in jail, or dead and in jail."

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Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Quotes

I finished Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions while flying to New England a few weeks ago. I wanted to listen to something while traveling that I knew I could finish (the only reading I was able to get done was while I was in the air), so I downloaded this little thing to my phone and quickly fell in love with all of the words.

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