Book Review: A Room Of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

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The primary argument of the book is simple: a woman must have financial independence (specifically, 500 pounds/year) and a private space if she wants to become a writer (by extension, this extends to other fields as well).

March Sisters: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Book Review

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The most popular sister remains Jo because of her courage and her radical tomboyishness breaking gender roles. Followed by Jo, the next most loved in line is Beth. She is good-natured and sweet, but is often frail in her health. Meg is the eldest sister with conventional familial values and Amy is the youngest and the most spoiled.

Confessions from Kitty: The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

Silent grief descends on finishing The Diary of A Young Girl. How do you do this book justice? What if Anne had lived? Can you even review a 13-year old’s work that she didn’t mean to publish, an innocent child that died in the Holocaust? What would she have become? I honestly don’t know.

On Eating Alone: Hello, Table For One, Please?

The dance of eating alone is mostly similar. Often, the first staffer is surprised when he/she/they hear no one else will be coming. I see the waiter’s faces change from confusion to pity as they serve a single plate. I imagine solo diners still look as weird to others as they did to me at 17.