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Sherlock Finale and Its Problems with Women

This post is full of Sherlock season 4 spoilers. I know this is a book blog, but Sherlock is obviously based on books and stories, all of which I read between the ages of 12 and 15. This blog is subtitled “all things bookish,” after all, so here we go, with a very thoughtful review… Continue reading Sherlock Finale and Its Problems with Women

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Reading After Trump: Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

Usually the end of campaign season signals a breath of relief as we put ‘politics’ on the shelf once more, to collect dust until whispers of 2020 roll along. But this time the presidential election made me – and many – feel more political than ever. So I picked up a novel, because reading is… Continue reading Reading After Trump: Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut

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Book Review: The Last Samurai

summary from Amazon: Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned loose on London, finds herself trapped as a single mother after a misguided one-night stand. High-minded principles of child-rearing work disastrously well. J. S. Mill (taught Greek at three) and Yo Yo Ma (Bach at two) claimed the methods would work with any child; when these succeed with… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Samurai

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Book Review: We Were Feminists Once

from Amazon: Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, “feminist” has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what’s… Continue reading Book Review: We Were Feminists Once