Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston: Review & Recommend | CLASSICS CATCHUPS

I received Their Eyes Were Watching God in the March Feminist Book Box from Hachette, which happened to be both my first book box, and the first Feminist Book Box! I was so excited it had been chosen, because I was aware of Zora Neale Hurston, and this novel, but only had it on the edges of my radar. It was one that I had heard of, and would have eventually wanted to read, but it being included in the book box gave me the perfect opportunity to read!

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(AD, gifted) Fifty Sounds – Polly Barton: Review & Recommend | LATEST RELEASES

I received a copy of this book from the publishers free of charge for review purposes. Receiving a free copy has not influenced my opinion on this book, and all my thoughts are honest.

Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton is the kind of book that I wish I read more of. If you’re a person who likes their books categorised, then I suppose this is a memoir, but in reality it is far more expansive than that. The title, Fifty Sounds, refers to the Japanese mimetics Barton uses as jumping off points to share her experiences throughout the book. As much as this is anecdotes and tales from Barton’s life, this is also an exploration of language, and of being an outsider to a language, and of living and working in multiple languages.

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The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett: Review & Recommend | CLASSICS CATCHUPS

Today I’m bringing you a review of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which is a really well known classic children’s book. There’s also recently been a new movie adaptation of it, though I think unfortunately it’s only available from that online retailer we all hate. The book, however, is available as a free ebook from Project Gutenberg if you wanted to get yourself an ecopy!

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