"You have no idea, ladies. No goddamned idea. We're on a slippery slide to prehistory, girls. Think about it. Think about where you'll be—where your daughters will be—when the courts turn back the clock. Think about words like 'spousal permission' and 'paternal consent'. Think about waking up one morning and finding you don't have a … Continue reading Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher
Later, years later, I would hear a song made of our meeting. The boy who sang it was unskilled, missing notes more often than he hit, yet the sweet music of verses shone through his mangling. I was not surprised by the portrait of myself: the proud witch undone before the hero's sword, kneeling and … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
I JUST finished reading this enthralling story! Follow the link to read an in depth introduction to Julia Fine's debut What Should Be Wild. And stay tuned for my personal review publishing soon and a very special giveaway on my Instagram account @readvoraciously.
Your twenties were a time when you still felt young, but the groundwork was being laid in a serious way, crisscrossing beneath the surfaces. It was being laid even while you slept. What you did, where you lived, who you loved, all of it was like pieces of track being out down in the middle … Continue reading Book Review: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
It follows that there are two ways for the nature and use of human power to change. One is that an order might issue from the palace, a command unto the people saying "It is thus." But the other, the more certain, the more inevitable, is that those thousand thousand points of light should each … Continue reading Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman
"Still," she continued," one's sex is sometimes a handicap, especially in our own institution, where those few of us who have not served as commanders of a large navy vessel are expected to prove our worth in riskier ways. It's a fine line one has to walk to survive te executive gauntlet. A woman must … Continue reading Book Review: Careers for Women by Joanna Scott
Vanessa once asked Mother why everyone cries for girls. It doesn't seem fair that boys are greeted with celebration, but that everyone cried when she came sliding into the world on a river of salt and blood. Mother told her she's understand when she was older. As if plucked right out from a nightmare, Gather … Continue reading Book Review: Gather The Daughters by Jennie Melamed