Rashmila likes to read books by/about women/people of color. She prefers fiction to reality. A dog parent and word ninja, she volunteers for non-profits and is multilingual. Favorite genre- contemporary literary fiction.
Blog, Book Reviews, Bookish Life

Book Review of Gabriella Burnham’s It Is Wood, It Is Stone

It Is Wood, It Is Stone is Gabriella Burnham’s debut novel where the female American protagonist, Linda spends a year in Sao Paolo, Brazil. She lives with her husband, Dennis who is a visiting offer of history at the University of Sao Paolo. Apart from the gorgeous cover, the novel, written from Linda’s perspective, is …

Book Review of Gabriella Burnham’s It Is Wood, It Is Stone Read More »

Blog, Educate and Activate, Social Justice

Educate and Activate: First Wave Feminism

Introduction: Feminist Book Club blog contributors are working together to create posts as an “Educate & Activate” series. We will define a term or movement, provide historical context, and give you additional resources to learn more. We believe that an educated populace can be better activists, accomplices and co-conspirators. It is important to note that …

Educate and Activate: First Wave Feminism Read More »

Blog

Interview with Beth Mayer

Beth Mayer’s We Will Tell You Otherwise is a collection of short stories with real characters who are often socially marginalized, with themes of family dynamics, children, death, and interactions between strangers. I think that writing a short story is more difficult simply because the author has limited space to create a world or a …

Interview with Beth Mayer Read More »

Blog, Book Reviews, Bookish Life

Retelling Fairytales: Feminist, Alternative, and Encouraging

We have all read fairy tales and seen Disney versions where the main character, the princess, the girl, the mermaid, or someone else, has an adventure or a problem and is usually saved by a man. Thankfully, some recent Disney films show the main female characters saving herself. Fairytales have been rightly criticized for showing …

Retelling Fairytales: Feminist, Alternative, and Encouraging Read More »