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BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog

Compiled thoughts on the books I read.

Currently reading

Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One
Kevin Jackson
The Inimitable Jeeves
P.G. Wodehouse
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham
Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture - Peggy Orenstein A lot of interesting thoughts about Disney, fairy tales, American Girl, etc. I enjoyed a lot of the book but wished it went into more depth in certain points (at least there's an extensive bibliography). The idea that when women were more restricted to the home allowed them to actually have more freedom (in terms of appearance mainly) was interesting. I would like an updated copy talking about Brave and Tangled since she briefly mentions they will be happening in the future at the end of the book. I think she was a bit dismissive of American Girl (though I am biased in that I love AG), focusing too much on its consumeristic aspects and not really dealing with how much of the change was due to Mattel taking over. That's a pretty minor quibble though. All in all an interesting book about things I do worry about if I ever have a daughter.