Books

Revisiting the classics: The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar is one of the books I would recommend to anyone (maybe above the age of 13). When I first got it I expected a female version of The Catcher in the Rye, because I knew it had to do with alienation. But this story is completely the opposite. Holden Caulfield is a cynical…

Reading Unexpected Sex Scenes

Last month I read Uprooted by Naomi Novik, a book that is categorized as Fantasy and Young Adult. So, being the genre it is, with a fairy tale atmosphere and all, it caught me by surprise when a sex scene appeared close to end of the book. I did not expect it at all.  And I…

Owlcrate August 2016 Unboxing

It's time for another Owlcrate unboxing! In case you didn't know it, Owlcrate is a subscription service that sends you a surprise book each month (either a Young Adult or Adult 16+ novel) as well as 3-5 bookish keepsakes. This month's theme is High School.

Women in Science – Review

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World is a delightful illustrated book by Rachel Ignotofsky. It tells the stories of famous and not-so-famous women through history who all shared their love for science, such as Ada Lovelace, Wang Zhenyi, Marie Curie, Lillian Gilbreth and Jane Goodall.  I got it because I liked the…