Isaiah 28-35: Judgement, prayer, and recompense

This next set of chapters covers a few topics but are still oracles or prophecies of Isaiah. As I’ve mentioned in other posts about this book, the prophecies don’t make a lot of sense to me in when it comes to what they are predicting but I’ve been looking at the way they refer to women or feminine things as a way of looking at … Continue reading Isaiah 28-35: Judgement, prayer, and recompense

Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender by Gloria Steinem

Review: Given the extensive history of Gloria Steinem and feminism and how renowned her work is, you kinda have to go in knowing that it’s going to be fantastic. Even if I had my doubts, they were assauged by my first foray into Steinem’s work when I read Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions about two years ago. She mentions in the introduction to the book that she … Continue reading Moving Beyond Words: Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender by Gloria Steinem

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

Review: Okay, I’ll admit it, I got a little lost in the language. It took me longer than normal to get through To the Lighthouse. I had begun trying to let my Echo read it to me, which I have loved to do to get ahead on some reading while doing household chores but it let me down here. It was all the sentences that ran … Continue reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is books on my Fall TBR. As we’re coming to the end of the year, my main goal is just to finish the books on my reading challenges. I have 5 left for Read Harder and 10 for Litsy A to Z. I’m a little anxious about getting it done but I know I’ll be fine. Here are my top … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR

Memoir Monday: Something Fierce

I read this memoir about this time last year. Surprisingly, it was the only memoir or biography of a Hispanic woman I’d read until last month. I recently finished My Invented Country  by Isabel Allende, (translated by Margaret Sayers Peden) for WIT Month. Coincidentally, Allende and Aguirre are both from Chile and both fled the regime of General Pinochet. Both have some interesting things to say … Continue reading Memoir Monday: Something Fierce

Isaiah 24-27: The Isaiah Apocalypse?

This set of chapters were written as the “Isaiah Apocalypse” or sometimes the “little apocalypse” on some sites, but that seemed a little extreme to me at first. The thing is, there is destruction first and peace later. But only for Israel, everyone else is just gone I think. Chapter twenty four does have a fire and brimstone kind of vibe to it, but only mentions … Continue reading Isaiah 24-27: The Isaiah Apocalypse?

Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

Review: I read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore some years ago, so I was familiar with the creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, and his proclivities and motivations, but this book goes beyond the creation of Wonder Woman and brings us a full history of her legacy. It dives deeper into the way that Wonder Woman has been received by the masses and … Continue reading Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

TTT: Top Ten Books from my first blog

Here’s the topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday: September 12: Throwback Freebie: Ten Books I Loved During The First Year I Started My Blog, Favorite Books Published 5 or 10 or 15 Years Ago, Ten Older Books I Forgot How Much I Loved, etc. etc. Tweak however you want! I decided to do it on books that I reviewed for my first blog, Create Parity. … Continue reading TTT: Top Ten Books from my first blog