Monthly Review – July 2018

Monthly Review – July 2018

Boy what a rollercoaster, July has not been a good month for me at all for a lot of reasons but mostly personal stress, which also put a damper on my reading. Though the few books that I did read I actually liked quite a bit. Work has been good at least, I’ve been doing better than ever and having a great time there and got promoted. The end of the month picked up, though, which makes me more optimistic…

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Are Women Human?

Are Women Human?

Title: Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society Author: Dorothy L. Sayers, Mary McDermott Shideler (introduction) Publisher: Eerdmans Publication Date: November 30, 1970 Pages: 75 Format: Paperback Source: Library One of the first women to graduate from Oxford University, Dorothy Sayers pursued her goals whether or not what she wanted to do was ordinarily understood to be “feminine.” Sayers did not devote a great deal of time to talking or writing about feminism,…

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The Bloodletter’s Daughter

The Bloodletter’s Daughter

Title: The Bloodletter’s Daughter Author: Linda Lafferty Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication Date: September 4, 2012 Pages: 512 Format: Ebook Source: Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Within the glittering Hapsburg court in Prague lurks a darkness of which no one dares speak… In 1606, the city of Prague shines as a golden mecca of art and culture carefully cultivated by Emperor Rudolf II. But the emperor hides an ugly secret: his bastard son, Don Julius, is afflicted with a madness that…

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Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Title: Women & Power: A Manifesto Author: Mary Beard Publisher: Liveright Publication Date: December 12, 2017 Pages: 128 Format: Hardcover Source: Library At long last, Mary Beard addresses in one brave book the misogynists and trolls who mercilessly attack and demean women the world over, including, very often, Mary herself. In Women & Power, she traces the origins of this misogyny to its ancient roots, examining the pitfalls of gender and the ways that history has mistreated strong women since…

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Shiver

Shiver

Title: Shiver Author: Junji Ito Publisher: Viz Media Publication Date: December 19, 2017 Pages: 392 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased This volume includes nine of Junji Ito’s best short stories, as selected by the author himself and presented with accompanying notes and commentary. An arm peppered with tiny holes dangles from a sick girl’s window… After an idol hangs herself, balloons bearing faces appear in the sky, some even featuring your own face… An amateur film crew hires an extremely individualistic…

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