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Eggshell Skull: A Memoir About Standing Up, Speaking Out and Fighting Back
4.40
it was amazing
I want to get this book and smush it into the face of every single male in australia. Just smush it deep, deep into their face until they get it. Pipe ...more
Jun 07, 2018
Jun 02, 2018
 
Boys Will Be Boys : An exploration of power, patriarchy and the toxic bonds of mateship
4.23
it was amazing
I finished this last night and resisted a deep urge to put it down and scream.

This morning I turned on the tv and Trump was gloating about how
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Oct 08, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
 
Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour
4.15
it was ok
I was so excited for this only to suddenly become disappointed once we hit the first section on body hair. Let's be clear, this book isn't so much a ...more
Nov 28, 2015
Oct 07, 2015
 
The Hate Race
4.35
it was amazing
I am struggling to find the words that truely encompass the effect that this book had on me.

Beautifully written, Maxine Beneba Clarke, confronts her
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Feb 05, 2017
Aug 13, 2016
 
The Long Hard Road Out of Hell
3.89
did not like it
I'm not even sure what this was. An elaborate performance piece? 300 odd pages of bollocks? Thinking it's legit is just too sickening really. Again. ...more
Feb 07, 2018
Jun 06, 2013
 
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
4.30
it was amazing
I loved everything about this book. The content, the illustrations, the layout, all the choices. A book about books for bookish people! Celebrate the ...more
Sep 30, 2018
Sep 24, 2018
 
A Beautiful Composition of Broken
4.07
it was ok
This book is the Taylor Swift of poetry. And that is not a compliment.

Repetitive. Call out prose on the ~haterz~. Nothing revolutionary. No growth
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Feb 27, 2018
Feb 23, 2018
 
Fight Like A Girl
4.00
really liked it
Got a teenage daughter? Go out and buy her this book now. While you're at it buy one for yourself and everyone you know. Even better, give a copy of ...more
Oct 06, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
 
Kindred
4.23
it was amazing
This one is going to stay with me for a very long time.

I had an actual physical reaction to finishing this one. Revulsion that sat like nausea in the
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Mar 09, 2019
Jan 27, 2016
 
Beauty
4.04
liked it
I can't remember when I figured out it was all bullshit. That's not to say I'm not immune to it. But I figured it was bullshit.

It? It's beauty.

What
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Nov 18, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
 
Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.
3.62
it was ok
By the time I got to the last fifty pages of this I was so unbelievably done with the ~breathing deep into your womb~ and the ~divine feminine~ and ...more
Mar 13, 2018
Mar 07, 2018
 
The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)
4.52
really liked it
This series!!! THIS SERIES!!!

Look, I'll be honest, maybe I read this too fast. I couldn't slow down to savour this. I was so desperate to find out
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Jan 29, 2019
Aug 25, 2018
 
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
4.43
liked it
If you watched HBO's Chernobyl and spent half your time with your jaw on the floor at the INCOMPETENCE then this book really isn't going to change ...more
Nov 13, 2019
Jun 17, 2019
 
Voices From Chernobyl: Chronicle Of The Future
4.44
it was amazing
April 26th 1986 the Chernobyl power plant suffered a catastrophic nuclear disaster, one considered to this day, 33 years later, the worst the world ...more
Aug 08, 2019
Mar 29, 2019
 
Spinning Silver
4.25
it was amazing
Look. Sometimes I do this thing after a really good book where I clutch it too my chest and breathe out lovingly like some sort of Jane Austen heroine ...more
Aug 2018
Jul 10, 2018
 
Daisy Jones and The Six
4.22
really liked it
And I, like everyone else who has read this book, is waiting to listen to the Aurora LP.

What a strange yet fascinating read. I won't lie, took me
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May 14, 2019
May 07, 2019
 
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
4.59
it was amazing
Whew boy. What. A. Read.

It's hard to quantify this book. There is so much going on. There's so many feelings you get from reading. From the tense spy
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Oct 27, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
 
Wuthering Heights
3.85
did not like it
How on earth is Heathcliff seen as a romantic hero?

Like. How? I get that people have vastly different interpretations and normally... normally I can
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Feb 10, 2019
Jan 30, 2019
 
House of Leaves
4.10
did not like it
What an utter pretentious pile of pulp.

The worst thing about this is that somewhere underneath the furious masturbation over how clever it is,
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Nov 02, 2017
Sep 09, 2013
 
The Hate U Give
4.52
it was amazing
Before I even finish this book I'm already writing a review for it. I'm talking about how layered and mature it is for a YA novel. How, for some ...more
Apr 02, 2018
not set
Sep 06, 2017
 
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.24
liked it
A million years later and I'm finished. I mean, it's been so long that I'm having trouble remembering what even happened in the beginning, but here I ...more
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
 
We can do anything: 200 incredible women who changed the world.
3.80
it was ok
It's got to be noted that the byline does say "incredible women who changed the world" and I guess you could have some debate over what incredible ...more
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
 
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3)
4.37
it was ok
**spoiler alert** This was honestly more of a two and a half star effort but I scored up due to the awesomeness of the first two novels.

WHAT A
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Mar 30, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
 
Before the Dawn (Dark Angel, #1)
3.56
did not like it
So it's been about fifteen years since I read this and oh boy I did not realise how bad it was.

Where do I even start? I guess... I don't know. Dark
...more
Mar 14, 2019
not set
Aug 31, 2013
 
Beyond the Rock
3.72
really liked it
Well if you want some sort of relief from the creeper feeling you get after reading Picnic at Hanging Rock this is not the book to get it from. It'll ...more
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 10, 2017
 
Selected Poems
4.24
did not like it
If you're googling the authors name and "anti-semitism" after a couple of pages you're probably not in for a good time.

That just pretty much coloured
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Dec 26, 2018
Dec 22, 2018
 
Circe
4.28
really liked it
God. I just. Really enjoyed this book.

I know enough about Greek mythology that I wasn't entirely confused but didn't know enough for this retelling to
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May 29, 2018
Jan 03, 2018
 
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)
4.13
liked it
Like its predecessor The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, is a really well done YA book. We were introduced to Felicity in that previous book and ...more
Sep 23, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
 
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
4.31
liked it
Normally when I go into a book I have a fair idea of what it's about however I went into this book pretty low on information apart from the blurb (it ...more
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 21, 2019
 
The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)
3.99
liked it
**spoiler alert** Okay.

Well.

So this book is a whole mess. But it was a whole mess I couldn't put down so. I don't know. Here we are. I guess I should
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Jan 06, 2019
Dec 31, 2018
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