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Book Tag Saturday; Beauty & the Beast Book Tag

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I came across this Beauty & the Beast Book Tag over at The Book Dutchesses and I couldn't resist playing along.
“Who’s a man among man?” – Gaston Song A Villain You Can’t Help But Love Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
“Here’s where she meets Prince Charming” – Belle Song Your OTP Karou and Akiva from A Daughter of Smoke and Bone-trilogy by Laini Taylor
“I want much more than this provincial life” – Belle Reprise A Character Destined For Greater Things Aru Shah from the Pandavan Quartet by Roshani Chokshi
“Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious” – Be Our Guest A Book That Made You Hungry Chocolat by Joanne Harris
“Barely even friends, then somebody bends” – Beauty & the Beast Opposites Attract I'll answer Karou and Akiva from A Daughter of Smoke and Bone again.
“There may be something there that wasn’t there before” – Something There A Character Who’s More Than They Appear Tessa from Scales by Amity Green
“I was innocent and certain, now I’m wiser but unsure”…

Omtale; Alle spørsmåls mor av Rebecca Solnit

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I forbindelse med 2019 Non-Fiction Challenge, endte jeg opp med å lese Alle spørsmåls mor av Rebecca Solnit og i dag kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra forlaget
Med essayet "Menn forklarer meg ting" ble Solnit et fenomen og det var med dette essayet begrepet mansplaining ble født. "Alle spørsmåls mor" er Solnits aktuelle oppfølger, der hun tar for seg forskjellige former for trakassering, undertrykkelse og taushet, og hvordan både kvinner og menn kan undertrykkes til å miste sin stemme.

Mine tanker om boka Essayene i denne samlinga tar opp tråden der hun slapp den i Menn forklarer meg ting, men jeg savnet litt mer bredde i temaene. For er det en ting som er tydelig i denne samlinga, er det at det er "hvit feminisme" essayene omhandler, i tillegg til at skeive og transkjønnede blir mest nevnt i forbifarten. Interseksjonell feminisme er kanskje ikke Rebecca Solnit's greie, men den er viktig.

Review; The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success by Rebecca Gibian

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the non-fiction book The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Success by Rebecca Gibian through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Understanding and applying the wisdom of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg!

Given her incredible tenure as a Supreme Court justice as well as her monumental impact on the modern women’s rights movement, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become one of the most prominent political leaders of today. To complement her judicial significance, she has also become one of the most culturally popular political figures in US history. Not only has her workout routine gone viral (and been detailed in a book by her trainer), but RBG’s story has been featured in multiple critically acclaimed films.

Organized into three parts and then broken down into more specific chapters within each part, The RBG Way offers wisdom from Justice Ginsburg, based on comme…

Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge; Favourite Things to do in the Spring

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It's Wednesday yet again and it's time for a new Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge, courtesy of Long and Short Reviews. The theme of the week was favourite things to do in the spring.
Apart from obvious of reading books, I love to do some nature photography when things start to grow and/or get a bit greener. I have a Canon DSLR that I purchased way back in 2007, which I'm pretty happy to use. I sometimes also write seasonal bucket lists of what I want to accomplish/do that particular season, though I haven't written one for this spring yet. By the way, if you want some inspiration for a spring bucket list, feel free to check out this blog post from Uncustomary, which is a friend of mine. She has a really cool and colourful blog in general, so please check it out.

Top Ten Tuesday; Historical Fiction Set During WWII

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It's Tuesday yet again, which means it's time for yet another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. As it was a genre freebie theme this week, I decided writing a top ten list of historical fiction set during World War Two.
My picks are;
A Pair of Silver Wings by James Holland
The Burning Blue by James Holland
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Whistle Stop Canteen by Barb Warner Deane
When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
The Last Brother by Nathacha Appanah
Sparrow Squadron by Darius Jung
Mischling by Affinity Konar
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Occupation by Deborah Swift

Review; Mrs Despard and the Suffrage Movement: Founder of the Women's Freedom League by Helen Matheson-Pollock and Lynne Graham-Matheson

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the non-fiction book Mrs Despard and the Suffrage Movement: Founder of the Women's Freedom League by Helen Matheson-Pollock and Lynne Graham-Matheson through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Charlotte Despard, social reformer and suffragette, was always known as Mrs Despard, never Charlotte. Her name should be synonymous with those of Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett. Instead, she remains overlooked.

Born in 1844, Charlotte's childhood was difficult: she found solace in great literature, identifying with Milton's Satan and the romantic words of Shelley. She married Maximillian Despard and had the opportunity to explore the world and try her hand at a career as a novelist.

Widowed in her early 40s, her money and status allowed her to live a life of surprising freedom for a woman of her time. Charlotte devoted her life to improving the lot of the…

Review; Women in Aviation by Julian Hale

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Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the non-fiction book Women in Aviation by Julian Hale through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
This title charts the history of women's involvement in aviation, exploring how American and British women donned goggles and gloves to fly through a predominantly masculine world and onwards into an age of aviation equality.

This title explores the scope of women's activities in aviation, from the time of the Wright Brothers to the present day. After highlighting the earliest female aviators, as well as the trailblazers of the inter-war period such as Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart, the book goes on to examine the experience of women in aviation during the Second World War, including the American Women Airforce Service Pilots and those flying with the Air Transport Auxiliary. The post-war years are also covered and the title emphasizes the growth …