I did not get this at all. It’s 1 star for Gertrude Stein‘s ‘Food’
Another quick read from the Penguin Modern Series, this little book contains three sections of musings by artist Andy Warhol. I enjoyed it and found it quite interesting to read about this man and his life. Definitely recommended if that's something you're interested in. I'd give this one 4 stars.
"The Haunting of Hill House" wasn't as scary as I had expected and the story wasn't what I was expecting either! That said, I really enjoyed this classic horror. It's well written and the protagonist is one of my favourite characters in a long time - 4 stars!
This little book contains a highly influential and powerful piece of writing in Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter From Birmingham Jail". This is a tiny book at a tiny price so I'd definitely recommend you pick it up if you haven't already read it.
Exploring and understanding the emptiness felt by housewives in America during the 1960s, this little book is a really interesting read, especially if, like me, you don't know a great deal about the first two waves of feminism. 5 stars!
I tried to like "Play It as It Lays" and at times I did think that it was picking up, but I think I've come to the conclusion that Joan Didion is just not for me and I'll be donating my third and final book rather than struggling through another! Another 1 star review from me.
I'm giving "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" 1 star, but not because it's bad or poorly written but mostly because I just didn't understand it.
I feel like there is a lot of content here I was never able to appreciate as a teenager and I know that this book is generally disliked by those who it has been forced upon. Perhaps it's because I was able to read at my own pace (3 days, not 3 months) or maybe because I wasn't being made to read aloud to the class in a funny accent or perhaps forcing students to analyse a book's every word just is not the way to go about reading...
This autobiography of Maya Angelou is filled with brutality, but it's also filled with love. "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" is a truly fascinating insight into life for a black family living in the South of America in the 1930s. I'll be giving this one 3 stars because, despite my respect for the author, it's not a book I enjoyed reading for it's style and structure.