Book Review: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villians

This past year, I’ve really been getting into graphic novels. It’s something I never read before I worked in the library, but the more I explore the category the more I enjoy it. I’m not super-into middle grade fiction, but I’ve really enjoyed a few GNs for this age range and hope to discover more. I… Continue reading Book Review: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, and Other Female Villians

Feminist Fridays: Queens, Boobs, and Feminist Taylor Swift

Was Queen Elizabeth I a man? And does it matter?  I read this fascinating article in The Daily Mail about a conspiracy theory that is the basis for a new novel. It reveals research and anecdotal evidence that Elizabeth I died at the age of 10, and was replaced by a boy who pretended to… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: Queens, Boobs, and Feminist Taylor Swift

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle to Freedom by Margarita Engle

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle to Freedom by Margarita Engle  Published: April 1st 2008 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Source: local library Synopsis (Goodreads): It is 1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much… Continue reading The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle to Freedom by Margarita Engle

A Most Dangerous Method: A Book and Movie Review

It seems like most movies I see are inspired by books. I recently watched  A Dangerous Method, (confession: I have a movie star crush on Keira Knightley), and also read the nonfiction book that inspired it, A Most Dangerous Method by John Kerr. Both tell the story of Carl Jung’s relationship with Sigmund Freud, which… Continue reading A Most Dangerous Method: A Book and Movie Review