Third quarter round-up

Oh, how I love living in denial. Ignorance is truly bliss! I still do not accept that the summer is officially over and my upcoming vacation in Crete helps to keep that notion going. The same as for the last few years I took part in the 20 books of summer challenge hosted by Cathy …

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My Sister, the Serial Killer – Oyinkan Braithwaite

I wanted to buy this book for a while, but when I finally went to the bookshop to get it I could not find it. So I ended up buying it for my Kindle, before going on the lovely camping vacation with my mum. Korede is our narrator, she is a nurse in Lagos, she …

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The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison – Quotes

There is really nothing more to say - except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how. They lived there because they were poor and black, and they stayed there because they believed they were ugly. Although their poverty was traditional and stultifying, it was not unique. But their ugliness was …

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The Mother of All Questions:Further Feminisms – Rebecca Solnit – Quotes

Brains are individual phenomena producing wildly varying products; uteruses bring forth one kind of creation. Maybe our obsession with happiness is a way not to ask those other questions, a way to ignore how spacious our lives can be, how effective our work can be, and how far-reaching our love can be. Masculinity is a …

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