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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Inky's Fri-yay July 10

It’s Fri-freaking-yay AGAIN everyone! And for those of us Melbournites in lockdown again the emphasis is on the FREAKING! Hope wherever you are, you are safe, washing your hands, not touching your face etc…yes I know I’m not your parent….just stay safe everyone! Now if our real life dystopia isn’t enough for you, check out some more ideas we have here.

gif from the handmaid's tale

In recommendations, suhani gives us a double dose of feminist dystopia reviewing the Margaret Atwood classic The Handmaid’s Tale  and The Girls with Razor Hearts by Suzanne Young, a sequel to The Girls with Sharp Sticks. Do I see a theme developing? What feminist futuristic fable will be next? Perhaps we need to do a booklist? Anyone want to do a booklist?

Speaking of lists, zitongbooks gives us a mindboggling June Reading List that spans fantasy to contempory to sci-fi and short story. It’s a list to admire, aspire to and to take notes from for your reading pile. We love these monthly roundups! Inspiring!

We have the Between the Pages bookclub discussion for June book I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman so if you have read it- head over there and comment! And we have the Between the Pages July Book announcement too!  The July book is Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan. Looks like a blockbuster! Get yourself a copy if you can!

Cover of the book Girls of Paper and FIre

At NOVELty Reads, sylvs reviews a modern classic, The Perks of Being a Wallflower describing it as ‘a unique and dynamic read’. Thanks sylvs. You really are so well read and one of the most discerning readers I have ever come across – I encourage everyone to read the review! And in our last review, suhani reads Rainbow Rowell for the first time with Eleanor and Park. This popular book has courted  controversy around representation but also is well loved there is progress on the movie!

screenshot of tweet by Rainbow Rowell

And last but certainly not least is this WONDERFUL post by guppy: A Mordacious Take On Loquacious Reviews You’ll find in this post the turgidity of vacuoles and so much more! This wonderful piece dismantles the embellished language of critiques and shines a light on the pretension that lies therein: “Put simply, it was like a birthday cake, but the actual cakey bit was only 5% of the whole cake and the icing, sprinkles and decoration made up the other 95%.”

Hmmm. Cake.  And on that note (nom nom nom) see you around blinkys and blogdogs!







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Thanks for the shoutout and the kind words Inky <3

10th Jul, 20