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Review: I Call Myself A Feminist by Victoria Pepe

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Hey guys! I’m really sorry, I haven’t posted for a while here, I’m a bad blogger. The truth is that I’ve been reading a lot these last weeks and even though I didn’t have time to post about my readings, I am now full of ideas for future blog posts and that’s a very nice feeling.

I recently joined my first Book Club. It’s an online book club called The Feminist Orchestra Book Club and it was created by the booktuber and blogger Jean from Jean Bookishthoughts (one of my favourite BookTubers, remember?). As you have probably already guessed, this is a feminist book club (yes, very surprising, I know) which involves reading one book related to feminism every month. Almost all – if not all – the genres will be dealt with in this book club, from non-fiction to poetry and graphic novels. The first book that Jean submitted to the book club was I Call Myself A Feminist: The view from twenty-five women under thirty, edited by Victoria Pepe, Rachel Holmes and a few more. This first feminist reading was a great experience and this is why I feel like reviewing this book here. Continue Reading

News of the week

Man Booker Prize longlist, refund for Harper Lee’s new novel and sexism

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Hi folks!

It’s time for the publishing news of the week!

 

And, unsurprisingly, let’s start with a new twist in the Go Set a Watchman affair. This time, it is not related to the circumstances of its publication (phew!) but to a very surprising decision made by an independent bookstore in the United States. Brilliant Books in Traverse City, Michigan, is offering a refund of the purchase price of the book to every customer who is disappointed in Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. The reason? The bookstore blames the shameful way Go Set a Watchman was marketed by the publishing industry. In a statement published on their website, Brilliant Books’ owners claim that Go Set a Watchman should have been presented to the public as an “academic insight” of Harper Lee’s development as an author rather than as a “nice summer novel” and a “new book”. “We at Brilliant Books want to be sure that our customers are aware that Go Set a Watchman is not a sequel or prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Continue Reading