International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. – http://www.internationalwomensday.com International women’s day is marked to celebrate … More International Women’s Day 2021
I know that for many of us this World Book Day will be different, some of us will still be in school teaching whilst others will be distance learning. However, World Book Day will still go on and it is something that can still be enjoyed and what better time to enjoy it! This year … More Is there Room on the Broom this World Book Day?
I made a list at this point last year (click here), although I didn’t manage to read all of the books that were on my list; I did get through 22 books in total, so I am calling that a win. I put all of my progress on Good Reads so if you are interested … More 21 Books for 2021
Hello there Graceless Living readers. This guest post is a bit of a change from the usual schedule on the blog, but I hope you’ll enjoy my brief article below about something a bit different that Jess and I decided to do one lazy weekend. This involved venturing outside the house, so I’d like to … More Guest Post: Blind Book Date
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker This is a beautiful, entrancing novel, that takes place around the 12th century in rural Georgia. The book engages explicitly with complex situations and mature content, therefore, it is in no way light reading. The Colour Purple depicts the life of Celie; a poor, Southern, yet resilient African American … More Book Review: The Colour Purple
14/04/2020 Have you ever just had the urge to be good at something that you are simply horrible at? Well, for me that is baking. I cannot bake, like, at all. I am nervous every time I come to try it, it is an art, and I am not an artist. I am too heavy … More Learning how to bake: Packet Cookies?
Melmoth by Sarah Perry Sarah Perry’s novel explores the themes of guilt and loneliness. There is a mythical being called Melmoth; a woman with bloody feet who stalks and terrifies guilty souls, waiting for her opportunity to offer them an escape from their eternal punishment to join her torment. Melmoth is a woman that witnessed Jesus’ resurrection … More Book Review: Melmoth
The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells The Invisible Man is a classic that I had not read and when I was given it as a part of a blind book date that I participated in. I was very grateful as it was short and could easily be read in a weekend, however by the end I … More Book Review: The Invisible Man
Lord of the Flies by William Golding Ok let’s start with, does anyone else relate to Piggy? No? Ok, I guess it is just me then… I have the conch so everyone should listen! I have had this book on my shelf for what seems to be a lifetime and I am finally happy to … More Book Review: Lord of the Flies
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster When I must say it took me 100 pages or so to get into the story, I found it a little mundane and quite quirky in places but as it was a book club book I persevered and it wasn’t so bad. There was definitely an interlock themes … More Book Review: The New York Trilogy