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review 2018-03-14 01:00
This is a DENSE book, ya'll
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics) - Hollis Robbins,Hollis Robbins,Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Henry Louis Gates Jr.,Various

If you're looking for a book that you can dip in and out of over the course of several days (or weeks if you're me) then I recommend you check out The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers. Organized by theme, this book features many writers of different genres. There are poets, essayists, lecturers, novelists, ministers, and teachers to name just a few. The common theme (besides their gender and race) is that they are advocates for equality of the races and sexes. I found that this book was an excellent conversation starter especially if you want to talk about tough topics like economic and social equality coupled with the history of the Americas. It's also an excellent way to discover writers that you may have never heard of as many of them are quite niche. As you might surmise, the topics covered in this collection are quite deep and therefore as a whole it's an emotionally and mentally exhausting enterprise. It's well worth the effort though. It's astonishing to me just how many of these women I had never heard of but when they were originally writing their voices were strong, no-holds-barred, and topical (most are relevant even today). The truths spoken are hard to accept because the topics are still so ingrained and fresh in the memory of our country. It's another reminder that we should continually be expanding our minds and looking beyond what we already 'know'. Embrace learning about new things! 9/10 and only lost that point because by 1/2 way through I was having to hype myself up to pick it back up again.


What's Up Next: Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang


What I'm Currently Reading: Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart

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text 2018-03-13 22:54
Kill Your Darlings - Yellow Team (Round 5)
Daughter of the Pirate King - Tricia Levenseller
An English Murder - Cyril Hare
The Gender End - Bella Forrest


I read Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller last week and I'm going to use it to play the Suspect Card today for Harper Lee.


(Read a book by an author whose last name begins with L)



I'm also collecting:

Ariadne OliverAn English Murder by Cyril Hare (Book set in U.K.) 

Lydia Bennett-The Gender End by Bella Forrest (Annoying character-King of Patrus)

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review 2018-03-13 22:24
Fall of Queen Elena...
The Gender End - Bella Forrest

The Gender End is the seventh and final book in The Gender Game series. I've been following the series since book one so I've been waiting for this finale for a while and was glad to finally get some closure.


Violet and Viggo along with their group of Matrus and Patrus survivors, head to Matrus to make a stand against Queen Elena to take her down once and for all. Going up against a psycho Queen though, means the fight was not without many struggles and sacrifices along the way but there were also several wedding celebrations thrown in to even things out a bit. All in all, I was pleased with the ending and how all the loose ends tied together. I was especially glad to see the cowardly, loud mouth, King of Patrus finally get what he's deserved for a while now. He's caused me much distress throughout this series so that was one of the highlights of the story for me.  :  ) 





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text 2018-03-10 10:49
Reading progress update: I've read 74%.
The Gender End - Bella Forrest

Violet and Viggo have finally (after 7 books) headed to Matris to take down Queen Elena once and for all. Was starting to wonder if that day would ever come...

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text 2018-03-08 11:40
Reading progress update: I've read 39%.
The Gender End - Bella Forrest

Not sure what the point was in including the 'outlands people in the tower' scene but I guess they will tie in later somehow.  


I'm attending someone's


(spoiler show)

wedding now. I love how they switched roles and the groom is walking down the aisle while the bride waits and watches. I actually kind of like that idea!  : ) 



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