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  • Giveaways,  Random

    Giveaway! Dogs and Their People (US Only)

    Hello there! It’s fall y’all! The light has changed, the days are shorter, and the days feel crispy and warm at the same time. You know what else happened this month? The Puppy turned 3! I can’t believe he’s been part of our family for 3 years now, and none of us remembers a time when he was not there making us play go-and-fetch 24/7. To celebrate The Puppy’s birthday I am giving away ONE physical copy of Dogs and Their People by Barkpost and published by Penguin Random House in the US on 18th October. If, like me, all you need to light up your day is to look…

  • Non-fiction

    My Life on The Road by Gloria Steinem

    As a feminist, I know there are certain books and certain authors that I should read in order to be as informed as I can about the previous struggles and the many successes of feminist. The reason to impose such a view on myself comes mainly from my love for books, rather than an external obligation. Imagine the internal conversations I had with myself when I realised that I had never read by Gloria Steinem, one of the key figures in feminism and activism in the 20th century. Imagine my reaction when my beloved Margaret Atwood – who I think can do no wrong – recommended Steinem’s autobiography My Life…

  • Essays,  Random

    Jessica Knoll, Author of Luckiest Girl Alive, Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse

    Luckiest Girl Alive is Jessica Knoll’s debut novel. Published in Spring 2015, it was the book that I first reviewed for the Los Angeles Review of Books. You can check my review here. Due to copyright issues, I cannot reproduce my review here in any form, but I can say that it offers readers one of the most brutal depictions of a gang rape I have ever read. And I am doing a PhD in crime fiction, so I am not the ultra-sensitive kind. Back when I was reading the book I did not give this scene more thought than I would have done in any other book. I was…

  • Giveaways,  Random

    Giveaway: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (US/Canda only)

    I told you last week I had a great surprise for all my American and Canadian followers… and here it is! Books & Reviews has partnered with Andrea Lam from Viking Press go give away ONE copy of the latest international bestsller THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR a debut novel by 28-year-old Swiss author Joël Dicker. The rules to enter this giveaway are the following: You must be +18 or have your parents/tutor consent to entering this giveaway. You must provide a shipping address in the USA or Canada. To enter, you must leave a comment below indicating your country. Entries are open from the 12th May (07.00…