Feminist Books Reviewed : In Support of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington

A Vindication of the Right of Women was one of the very first writings about feminist philosophy. At the time Mary Wollstonecraft would have never have heard the term “feminism” before, yet she summarizes really eloquently the underlying theories of equality between the sexes, and how that women should be classed equally to men. It’s very classic, which I’m not personally a fan of, but … Continue reading Feminist Books Reviewed : In Support of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington

Life of a Refugee Part 2

A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea – Melissa Fleming Unlike the other books about the refugee crisis I reviewed (here) in part 1, this book identifies and documents the trigger point that set the war in Syria in motion. It’s a horrifying overreaction to children painting graffiti on a school wall, which reads “you’re next doctor”. In Daraa these were dangerous words which had 15 … Continue reading Life of a Refugee Part 2

Life of a Refugee Part 1

In this post I want to talk about the refugee crisis and the stories of people running from war, extreme poverty and the madness accompanying the two. The first book I want to mention is The Journey by Francesca Sanna. This was interesting to me because children’s books aren’t usually about such serious topics and I feel it’s important that children are educated in the … Continue reading Life of a Refugee Part 1

Mort – Terry Pratchett

Mort is a creative, witty novel by Terry Pratchett. For all Mr Pratchett’s acclaim and my own working knowledge of his Discworld series, I’d never read any of his books until now. I loved it! Mort is this wonderfully well meaning lad with little to no prospects until death snatches him up to be his apprentice! The characterisations are brilliant, with very little cross over … Continue reading Mort – Terry Pratchett

January 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge – Pantomime Laura Lam

Pantomime by Laura Lam is a unique read. I love the mythology of the world, and the way the Keli, who were much like Micah, were considered the complete ones and the ones revered as Gods. Micah however was seen as disgusting and something to be fixed. An eerily similar representation of what I suspect our society might treat her as. This has definitely diversified … Continue reading January 2017 Monthly Motif Challenge – Pantomime Laura Lam