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Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

I read Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism a few weeks ago, just as something to do. But I must say I was very impressed, particularly as it helped me to contextualise some of the issues in the current social media climate regarding female sexuality and social media algorithms. But first a little about the book itself.… Continue reading Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism and ‘Fast Girls’: A Review

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Circe: Review

The novel Circe by Madeline Miller takes the story of the Titan Witch Circe from Greek Mythology and transforms it into a tale which gives us a much deeper insight into the character and, a backstory that even writers like Ovid didn’t touch on. As a Classist, I enjoyed this book a lot. It took… Continue reading Circe: Review

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The Familiars: A Review

The story Stacy Halls weaves is about a young woman who defends herself, her unborn child, and her closest friend from the political intrigue and injustice of King James the I’s England. In a regime that sets out to hunt down and kill women, this young woman forges her own life and, life long connections,… Continue reading The Familiars: A Review

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The Toy Makers: A Review

Rating: 4/5 Spoiler-free Synopsis Sixteen-year-old Cathy Wray shows up in London the November before Christmas to answer a job advert she discovered in the paper for the famed Toy Emporium at Iron Dukes Mews in London 1906. When she arrives, she finds herself busy with making every Christmas toy special for the little ones that… Continue reading The Toy Makers: A Review