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review 2017-08-09 15:11
Review of Revolutionary Mothers by Carol Berkin
Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence - Carol Berkin

A fantastic short book focusing on women during the American Revolutionary period of history.  Carol Berkin is one of the top authors of the period, and I really enjoyed this look into the many roles women played from many different backgrounds (economically and ethnically).  There were no real deep biographies of any specific women of the period, but the stories of many women were returned to and flushed out.  This is an important book for students of the time period to read.

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review 2017-04-12 01:43
The Mothers: A Novel - Brit Bennett

I received this book for free through a complimentary Quarterly Literary Box.

I really liked this book. First off, it is incredibly well written. It was such an easy read. Some books I find myself slogging through but I didn't with this book. Everything just flowed nicely and it was effortless to read if that makes any sense.

The characters felt very real and dynamic. The author did a good job giving everyone's perspective.

I loved the setting of San Diego and how it was incorporated.

As for the abortion element, I thought it was handled well. I didn't take any issue with it.

A little random but one of my favorite quotes was, "A girl's first time was supposed to hurt. Suffering pain is what made you a woman. Most of the milestones in a woman's life were accompanied by pain, like her first time having sex or birthing a child. For men, it was all orgasms and champagne" (210). As soon as I read that I was like, Ain't that the truth!

Overall, I was really impressed by this. It was an amazing debut novel.

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text 2017-04-11 06:47
Reading progress update: I've read 189 out of 288 pages.
The Mothers: A Novel - Brit Bennett
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text 2017-04-10 18:07
Reading progress update: I've read 139 out of 288 pages.
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text 2017-04-09 22:02
Reading progress update: I've read 24 out of 288 pages.
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