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Deals of the Moment- May 2019


Every month amazon has a set of kindle monthly deals. Whenever there are deals of interest I post on here. Links are associate links but the money goes back into the blog.

So I’m going to briefly talk about the books I’ve read which are on offer, and those that I have bought myself. Why I liked them/bought them, and what they are about. End links are to the amazon page, any other links are to my reviews.

See all the books in the deals here (all 51 pages!)

Please note prices are correct at time of publishing and may be subject to change.

The 8th gen. kindle is also currently on offer for £49.99


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking- Susan Cain

This book about why it’s good to be an introvert was very popular a few years ago. I enjoyed it and would recommend it simply because so many people connected with it, although I wouldn’t say I was overwhelmed.

Buy it for just £1.99



The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold

Another one that other raved over but I thought was ok. The story of a girl what happens after a girl is murdered, told in her voice. It’s unique, although I didn’t really love that aspect.

It is on The Rory List though if you’re working your way through that!

You can buy it…here (only £0.99)



The Travelling Cat Chronicles- Hiro Arikawa

I’ve picked this book up half a dozen times in the bookshop, but never actually bought it. It’s the story of a man travelling around Japan with his cat. I don’t think I will buy it for my kindle, but because it’s a nice looking book, I’d rather own the physical version.

Buy here (only £1.99) 



Still Alice- Lisa Genova

I will forever recommend this real, sad, understanding, book about the professor who develops early-onset Alzheimers. My introduction to Lisa Genova who has fast become a favourite.

You can buy it…here (only £0.99)


Bad Science- Ben Goldacre

This is one I want to read, more so since starting my nursing degree. It’s about ‘fake’ medicine, and unscientific ‘science’.

Buy it…here (only £1.99)


The Radium Girls- Kate Moore

I have seen so many great things about this book. It’s more or less definite that I’ll buy it. It’s the story of the women who used to paint glow in the dark hands on clocks; with radium paint, and what happened to them

Buy it…here (Only £0.99)


Everywoman- Jess Phillips

We read this as one of the books for our feminist book group. We all very much enjoyed her take on feminism and politics. If only more MPs were like her.

Buy it...here (only £1.99)



Dear Ijeawele- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Great little book about raising a feminist daughter. Well worth the read

Buy it…here (only £0.99)


The War on Women- Sue Lloyd-Roberts

Another bookclub pick. This one is important, but not easy. About the thing women are put through, and those who fight against it

Buy it…here (only £0.99)


 

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Little Feminist Reviews


My recent non-fiction jaunts have taken in a fair few feminist books, I wanted to review these books, but I don’t feel I have enough to say- or in some cases remember enough- to write full reviews, so I am going for some little reviews instead.

Men Explain Things to Me- Rebecca Solnit

Solnit is the inspiration behind the term ‘Mansplaining’ (although not actually a fan of the term herself). In this book she talks about men thinking they know better than women about things, and some of the serious consequences which can come from these presumptions. I didn’t expect it to be this serious, so in terms of subject it was a good read. However I didn’t really find it a good read…which may not have been helped by me getting annoyed at Solnit suggesting that violence is male. She sort of went back on herself but not before I’d posted a thread about it on twitter

Other people have loved it though. Try Heather’s review 

Buy it from £8.88

A History of Britain in 21 Women- Jenni Murray

This one was read as part if our feminist bookgroup (we’re reading ‘The Cows’ this month if you fancy joining us). I was expecting a history of Britain which was female based, maybe women who contributed to big historical events, or were the foundation of them. What we got was more of a series of biographies of women who Murray saw as feminist icons.

I will use Ali’s word and say that I had some quibbles. It was interesting in a historical sense, and included some women who were unknown to me, but I was unsure that I would call some women feminist icons.  The major one (and I think the one that our bookgroup had the most quibbles about) was Thatcher. Whilst she broke a major barrier for women she didn’t exactly show support for women.

Buy it from £5.03 or listen for free with an audible trial

Dear Ijeawele: Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This book is a copy of a letter that Adichie wrote to her friend with recommendations on how to raise a feminist daughter. It has some really good ideas, and I think it’s well worth a read, especially for parents.

Buy it from £2.99 or listen for free with an audible trail

 

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