Tell me a story mummy!!”, my four-year-old daughter said with the insistence of a politician. “Alright, alright, what story do you want to hear today?” “A scary one!” “Not again!”, I said with an exasperated sigh. “Why don’t we listen to some nice happy story today? Maybe about princesses and magic and unicorns?” I wasn’t … Continue reading I’ve got your back, girl..
Two days back my nearly four year old daughter returned from childcare and told us about how a boy in her class fell and got a bad cut with glass and had blood oozing all over his leg. In her words below: "Mummy! You know, Akhilesh fell down today in the big mirror door and … Continue reading But mummy! Boys don’t cry!!
I know there are mixed views amongst readers for the modern day form of poetry lately, but I'm in the 'I-love-these-types-of-poems' camp 😊 So Nikita Gill's collection of reinvented fairy tales narration in the form of easily understandable poems and short stories, was an absolute treat for me. The underlying themes of these fairy tale … Continue reading Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill
Over the last week, I read two books written by women, one a work of fiction with a female lead, and another an anthology of poems. Both books had strong messages on feminism though. Both books were light reads, yet talked about serious issues women have to face even today. **Trigger Warning for both books … Continue reading Book Reviews – Authors Twinkle Khanna & Amanda Lovelace
It feels like it has been too long since I wrote on my blog. I have been having a crazy couple of weeks settling in from my move from UK to India, but more on that later. Today, I wanted to write about something else that has been on my mind lately. I have had … Continue reading Is confidence intimidating?
My overall reaction to this book: Very informative Genre: Non fiction/Feminism 'Saving the world- Women: The 21st Century's Factor for change' was another book which was not on my usual TBR list, but was sent as a request to review for a blog tour by the author's media representative organisation:) I hadn't heard about the author previously … Continue reading Book review: Saving the World by Paola Diana
My Rating: 5/5 Stars!! Book & Author: Dear Ijeawele (a feminist manifesto) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Letters on feminism Loved this book, just like I loved 'We should all be feminists'. Now this is a book you can read in an hour, if you want to up your reading goals/count- so that is an … Continue reading Book Review: Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My Rating: 4 Stars Book & Author: The Power/ Naomi Alderman Genre: Dystopian fiction Why did they do this? They did, because they can - from what is remembered from the dialogue between Tunde and Roxy I read this book as part of my second audible- audiobook buy, while the book in itself was recommended … Continue reading Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman
My Rating: 3.5 Stars Book & Author: Bad Feminist: Essays/ Roxane Gay Genre: Essay/Non Fiction/Feminism/Cultural equality My favorite definition of “feminist” is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who, when interviewed for Kathy Bail’s 1996 anthology DIY Feminism, said feminists are “just women who don’t want to be treated like shit.” - From Bad … Continue reading Book Review- Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay
For September- my birth day month, I've decided that I'll read one book that might inspire me, one funny book with a strong woman lead and a last book of any genre, based on a recommendation from my Goodreads friends. So, I picked up this book as my choice for the book that might inspire … Continue reading September book review #1 – Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies by Hadley Freeman