Historical Fiction · Magical Realism · Translations

The House of the Spirits

I have read a number of things by Isabel Allende over the years, starting with Zorro, when I was really probably to young to appreciate Allende’s prose, because my brothers and I were obsessed with the movie The Mask of Zorro, starring Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. I cannot tell you how many… Continue reading The House of the Spirits

Feminist · Nonfiction

Eloquent Rage

This book has been on my shelf for over a year. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this piece of nonfiction, and it’s impossible to deny the way that simple cover just catches the eye. Perfect design for the title. Anyways, the Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge prompt for July was “a book… Continue reading Eloquent Rage

ARC · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Tomorrow Will Be Different

I’ve never been particularly into politics – it just does not interest me. I mean don’t get me wrong, I have my opinions and morals and I vote according to them (and to that point – I vote consistently and informedly), but I have never been overly into the processes of bills becoming laws, campaigning,… Continue reading Tomorrow Will Be Different