Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Brunch Club: How to Be a Woman

Our January / February 2013 selection was Caitlan Moran's How to Be a Woman.

Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them?

Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from the riot of adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother. With rapier wit, Moran slices right to the truth—whether it's about the workplace, strip clubs, love, fat, abortion, popular entertainment, or children—to jump-start a new conversation about feminism. With humor, insight, and verve, How To Be a Woman lays bare the reasons female rights and empowerment are essential issues not only for women today but also for society itself.

Club Rating Details:
My rating: ****/5
HR's rating: ****/5
CC's rating: ***/5
Average Rating: 3.67/5 

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: Winter for Spring

Saturday Snapshot is a weekly meme hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books. The guidelines are to post a photo that you or a friend or family member have taken and then link it back to Alyce's original post for the week. Photos can be old or new and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see.

We had a lovely relapse into winter this month. April Fool's Day brought us this:

April 13 brought this:


And April 20 brought a little more:

I love the snow but my enthusiasm is starting to wane!

(Oh, and FYI, I've hit Instagram as an experiment. If interested, look for hopechaser11!)