#AdventRecommends December 5th
A book about women‘s rage and why we are justified in our anger, and how keeping it in is effecting women‘s health.
Decided to read the book after listening to a bunch of episodes of the podcast and loved both of them! Frances-White does an excellent job of combining humor, practical advice, and personal experience. The book was the perfect length. It had a great amount of intersectionality and diverse perspectives. I didn‘t find any part of the book boring or irrelevant. I‘ll continue listening to the podcast and hope she writes more books!
I have really upped my nonfiction game this year so am super stoked about my #AuldLangSpine list from @Amiable In January I will be reading at least one of these NF and one F book but intend, as always, to read as many off the list as I can throughout the year. I have already read and loved 10, 12, and 13 so I have a great bunch of books to explore. Well done, Amy! Thanks Alisha for a great match!
By insisting that there could be no positive discussion of homosexuality in schools, it [Section 28] ensured the opposite. Homophobia spilled up unchecked. Poof, lezzer, I hope you die of Aids: the torrent of playground language to which any gay or gender non-conforming kid was subjected. I can still feel my school years in my body, every muscle clamped and clenched, defended against discovery of the so-called family situation...
#bookmail part 2
Reading this pair for my IRL bookclub in January. Should be interesting to see how the fiction compares and hopefully complements the nonfiction. Looking forward to both!
These two stories are narrated by Natsuko, an impoverished writer from a working-class background. Both stories are fascinating explorations of womanhood, especially comparing her experiences and societal barriers with American attitudes and societal norms. I loved her tagged book, but these stories are grittier and drearier. Instead of her novella‘s spare prose, a sprawling 400-pages, with some parts written in a hard-to-translate Osaka dialect.