The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power by Naomi Alderman has a premise too tempting for me to resist. Women all across the world begin to develop electrical powers, giving them the ability to fight back and zap down the patriarchy. With a glowing recommendation from Margaret Atwood, it sounded like my dream of a book, and with a wealth […]

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On is sooo good. I absolutely loved Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – the story of Simon Snow fangirl Cath who spends her spare time writing Simon/Baz fanfiction. Simon and Baz are of course transparent stand-ins for Harry and Draco of Potter fame, but Carry On itself is far more than an ode to Harry […]

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Pottermore Presents by J.K. Rowling

Pottermore has always been a poor substitute for “The Scottish Book” – the Harry Potter encyclopedia J.K. Rowling once planned to write. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Sorting and wand choosing elements of Pottermore hugely, mostly for the repeated affirmation that I am a total and utter Ravenclaw nerd. But the rest of […]

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