• Essays,  Random

    Banned Books and Women

    Banned Books weeks is happening right now and as I was browsing all your posts and Tweets, I realized that there is a close connection between banned books, feminism and women, and after Emma Watson’s speech (‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’) I realized it was high time I wrote about it. Because I cannot even imagine what it is to be banned from reading books, or getting an education or reading stories about women who transgressed social rules, defying what was expected of them and being banned by society. So, to start, let’s look at what banned books are. It certainly sounds like something from the past,…

  • Quotes,  Random

    Preach, Sylvia!

    Hour by hour, day by day, life becomes possible. Now the exam lies ahead of me like a vile, inert monster – which I will master because I must. Sylvia Plath   I encourage everyone who loves the amazing writer and human being Sylvia Plath was to follow the source from these quotes were taken from. A daily dose of inspiration!

  • Random

    Reading Around the Web

    I have been doing some very interesting reading around the web of lately, so here it is a compilation of the posts that I liked the most and that I think you will enjoy as much as I did: O tweeted a link to this article on The Guardian: Don’t stop prisoners receiving books, they’re a vital rehabilitation tool. I am appalled by the Ministry of Justice not allowing prisoners to receive books anymore. I visited the state prison’s women section over here last year and they were very proud about their library although it mainly contained romance novels. One of the women said to me that she had rediscovered…

  • 20th century,  General Fiction

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    I have long wanted to read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, mainly because one of the bloggers I trust the most, Leah from Books Speak Volumes, loves it so, so much. It’s very easy to find a quote from Plath’s novel on her Quotable Fridays. So, when this week I attended a congress at my college library, I went to the English and American literature floor to take a look at it and after toying with it for some hours, I decided to borrow it. My initial intention was to read it all through my Easter break and blog about my discovery of Sylvia Plath. Impossible: I read it in…