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review 2018-01-18 19:57
Avery (Working Class Beauties Book 1) - J. Haney,S.I. Hayes

Title: Avery
Author: J. Haney & S. I. Hayes
Publisher: J.H.& S.I.H.
Series: Working Class Beauties Book 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Avery" by J. Haney& S.I. Hayes

My Thoughts....

These two author come together and gives the reader truly one well written read. You will find so many emotions that will simply take one over the edge. Yes you will find Avery being a wild girl and a boy [Greyson] who has loved her since the age of five. What will happen as they finally come together as adults and realize there is more for them? Be ready for lost of surprises that will keep popping up that will keep you turning the pages until the end. This is truly one of those stories that you will not be able to judge the book by the cover until you have read it all to see what all is there. Would I recommend? YES!

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review 2017-12-01 02:25
Dime novels and the workers who read them
Mechanic Accents: Dime Novels and Working-Class Culture in America - Michael Demming

In this book Michael Denning studies the working class of 19th and early 20th century America through an unusual medium – the books they read. He views young factory workers of both genders as the main audience of the mass-produced “dime novels” of the era, the action-adventure and rags-to-riches tales in which appealed to readers not as escapism but for the allegories they offered for their own often difficult lives. In this respect, he sees the consumption of the novels not as an act of escapism but as a way of mitigating the capitalist injustice which pervaded their readers’ lives. Though his own writing can be dense, Denning’s explanation of the production process of dime novels and his insights into their audience make this a valuable book for anyone interested in learning about the development of mass culture in Gilded Age and Progressive-era America.

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review 2017-08-05 17:19
Geared Up (Tales Of The Citadel #54) by Viola Grace Review
Geared Up (Tales of the Citadel Book 54) - Viola Grace

Niad has controlled herself since returning from the Citadel. She has kept out of the public eye and kept off the Guardians’ radar. Her talent is not encouraged by her people, and she is not legally allowed to participate in a rescue, a natural disaster or any law-enforcement actions.

She keeps her head down and continues her work as a vehicle repair specialist until the day that her careful actions mix with a disaster. She finds a fire where a repair job is supposed to be and takes steps to do the best she can for those trapped inside.

That one act is observed by one of the Guardians and evolves into an arrest, a charge, freedom and a change in position. She is ready to gear up.



What I love about this book is that we have a working class heroine, a mechanic, with a job that is little valued in her culture and that she uses her skills to save people.


Very fun. The romance is nice too and she has great parents.

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text 2017-07-07 20:13
Reading progress update: I've read 32%.
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class - Owen Jones

As with any non-fiction I read, this is going slow, made worse by the insights into Thatcherism. She decimated so much in the way of working-class Britain. Between her and Nixon, I don't know who was worse.

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text 2017-06-26 16:56
Reading progress update: I've read 12%.
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class - Owen Jones

Social problems like poverty and unemplyment were once understood as injustices that sprang from flaws within capitalism which, at the very least, had to be addressed. Yet today they have become understood as the consequences of personal behaviour, individual defects and even choice.

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