The quick and dirty: New Boy is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello. This time the tragedy is transposed to a Washington school in the 70’s where a young black boy from Ghana is starting a new school for the fourth time in six years. He is used to being the new boy, and used to the bullying… Read More Book Review: New Boy – Tracey Chevalier
The only good thing about the flu is the amount of time you get to spend in bed reading, right? Well that’s what I thought too until last week! I was in bed for a week straight and I just couldn’t concentrate enough to read anything! Heck, the intervals between naps weren’t long enough to… Read More Thank the Gods for Bookish TV!
It is Queen’s Birthday Weekend and I’m in the mood for a bit of fun! I decided to create my own little book challenge centred around the British Royal Family. This is a bit of lighthearted fun in appreciation of the Royal Family. It’s always tricky when you’re talking about real people. Please don’t take… Read More Happy Birthday Queenie!
Bad Feminist is a collection of essays on a range of topics that relate in some way to gender, race, sexuality, and politics. The book is written in a conversational style that makes it accessible to a wide audience. It’s an honest portrayal of Roxane, her thoughts, and her flaws. Roxane is flawed, she tells… Read More Book Review: Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
This month has just flown past and there has been so much going on! Birthdays, trips to Wellington and Paihia, and of course the Auckland Writers’ Festival! I think I’m starting to get the hang of this blogging thing. I’ve just discovered the miracle of scheduling so that I can write something on Saturday when… Read More That’s a wrap! May 2017