New Bookshelf Additions #3

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When I came to write my last New Bookshelf Additions post, I realised I had bought more books than I had originally thought *guilty face* so I decided to write two separate blog posts instead.

In the previous New Bookshelf Additions blog post, I shared the Kindle books I had bought.  Today, I am sharing with you the physical books I have bought, or acquired, recently.

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I’m not going to include the synopsis for Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard in this blog post because I have a full review of it already live.  *the crowd goes wild*  If you are interested in what it’s about, and what I thought of it, it would make my day if you read my review.

Guess what, I’m not going to include the synopsis for The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven either…. as I have reviewed this one as well! *crowd is surprised*  I know, right?   If you are interested in what it’s about, and what I thought of it, then my review is linked above.

 Gracie, 14, and Bee, 6, have lived with their eccentric uncle ever since their parents died five years ago. Gracie just wants to be normal. At school she finally has a boyfriend and cool friends, but her quirky home life and ‘mental’ little sister have begun to feel like liabilities.  When their beloved grandfather dies and grief hits the girls again, little Bee’s incredible imagination spirals out of control. Old memories and buried secrets bubble to the surface, and she even believes that their parents are waiting in a secret hotel on a clifftop – a place ghosts wait when they haven’t yet let go of life. Gracie is determined Bee should wake up to the truth and let go of her outlandish ideas. She makes her write it down: a list of what’s real, and what’s not. But when it turns out the hotel may be more than just a dream, Gracie’s hard line between what is real and what is imagined begins to blur . . .

I was delighted to see I had won a copy of The List of Real Things by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald from a giveaway on Twitter.  I enjoyed The Apple Tart of Hope, one of Sarah’s previous novels, so I am excited for the opportunity to read more of her books.

When it was first published, Fat Is A Feminist Issue became an instant classic and it is as relevant today as it was then. Reflecting on our increasingly diet and body-obsessed society, Susie Orbach’s new introduction explains how generations of women and girls are growing up absorbing the eating anxieties around them. In an age where women want to be sexy, nurturing, domestic goddesses, confident at work, and feminine too, the twenty-first-century woman is poorly armed for survival. Never before has the Fat Is A Feminist Issue revolution been more in need of revival.  Exploring our love/hate relationship with food, Susie Orbach describes how fat is about so much more than food. It is a response to our social situation; the way we are seen by others and ourselves. Too often food is a source of anguish, as are our bodies. But Fat Is A Feminist Issue discusses how we can turn food into a friend and find ways to accept ourselves for who and how we are. Following the step-by-step guide, and you too can put an end to food anxieties and dieting

Finally, a book I completely forgot I had bought; Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach.  During a long and romantic walk around the library, I spotted it in the book sale for 50p.  I was surprised to see it in the book sale because whenever I tried to borrow it from the library, I could never find it…  Oh well, it’s mine now!  Fat is a Feminist Issue was published over 40 years ago, so I can’t wait to read this book with a 2018 perspective.

What is new on your bookshelf?

Daniella x

14th March 2018
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