By Heather A. 4 out of 5 stars ★★★★☆ Fetishized, demonized, celebrated and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? What does it mean for a woman (or, for that matter, a man) to choose to wear them? Meditating on the labyrinthine … Continue reading REVIEW: High Heel by Summer Brennan
By Heather A. 3 out of 5 stars ★★★☆☆ Wealthy, privileged, and fiercely independent New Yorker Jennie Jerome took Victorian England by storm when she landed on its shores. As Lady Randolph Churchill, she gave birth to a man who defined the twentieth century: her son Winston. But Jennie–reared in the luxury of Gilded Age Newport and the … Continue reading REVIEW: That Churchill Woman by Stephanie Barron
By Heather A. 4 out of 5 stars ★★★★☆ When a nobleman’s first duty is to produce a male heir, women are treated like possessions and bargaining chips. But as the aftereffects of a world-altering spell ripple out physically and culturally, women at last have a bargaining chip of their own. And two women in … Continue reading REVIEW: The Women’s War by Jenna Glass
We made it!! Almost. There’s still a few days left for the world to go even more sideways. At least, books have a been constant source of happiness. We’ve reviewed less, ignored Twitter and Facebook almost completely, and upped our Instagram game (still a work in progress). Here’s to finding our rhythm again in 2019. … Continue reading 80 Books’ Year in Review 2018
By Tqwana B. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can finally break out the Christmas Playlist, and my favorite part of the season – holiday romances! Okay, second favorite, because presents! *Sings It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year* We’re just going to pretend that I didn’t start decorating 2 weeks ago… My list … Continue reading Give Love on Christmas Day…with Book Recs!