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minimarshmallow
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I don't know if you heard, but Emma Watson lived up to Hermione Granger and started a feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf.

First book is My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem, in stock on Wordery right now.

Are you joining in on Goodreads or Twitter? The Goodreads page is very busy, and Twitter is famous for not being able to finish what you want to say in the 140 character limit...

I thought we could have our own discussion of Emma Watson's picks for the feminist book club, and maybe suggest some books of our own that we can read as well.

Please note: This thread is not for discussing if you think a feminist book club is a good idea or not. Please take that over to Debate and Current Affairs. Thanks.
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Oooh I spotted this on twitter but she hadn't released details at the time. Definitely interested!
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Gonna have to grab a copy of the book, I bet sales have shot up!

I'd be surprised if Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates doesn't make the list at some point. Even as a woman and feminist that was eye opening. I suggest reading it even if Emma Watson doesn't go with it.
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(Original post by minimarshmallow)
Gonna have to grab a copy of the book, I bet sales have shot up!

I'd be surprised if Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates doesn't make the list at some point. Even as a woman and feminist that was eye opening. I suggest reading it even if Emma Watson doesn't go with it.

Brilliant book. There was a brilliant twitter feed too that I followed until very recently when it got a bit weird. I might check it out again.
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100% in.

I probably won't read all the books suggested, as I have my own considerable pile, but will definitely try as many as I can!
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Has anyone got or previously read the first book? I don't know if I want to buy it or not - reasonable price on Wordery, but don't know how interested I am in that book in particular
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So Emma has rated the first book 4 stars on Goodreads. Anyone else read the book?
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I missed the announcement, but the second book has gone up:

The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

I own this one already, so I'm going to dig out my copy and read it before the end of the month. I'm willing to bet this one will be easy for everyone to get hold of - ask your mum if she's got a copy, or check a second hand book store, a charity shop, your local library, probably pretty cheap online as well!

I'm going to finish the book I'm reading now and then move on to that one I think.

Happy feminist reading!
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(Original post by minimarshmallow)
I missed the announcement, but the second book has gone up:

The Color Purple by Alice Walker.

I own this one already, so I'm going to dig out my copy and read it before the end of the month. I'm willing to bet this one will be easy for everyone to get hold of - ask your mum if she's got a copy, or check a second hand book store, a charity shop, your local library, probably pretty cheap online as well!

I'm going to finish the book I'm reading now and then move on to that one I think.

Happy feminist reading!
In struggling a little with the dialect. Anyone else?
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This looks great! I read The Colour Purple about a year ago and thought it was fantastic. I'm interested in the Gloria Steinem book but have so much on my to read list. Has anyone here read it, and if so, what did you think?
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This looks great! I read The Colour Purple about a year ago and thought it was fantastic. I'm interested in the Gloria Steinem book but have so much on my to read list. Has anyone here read it, and if so, what did you think?
I'm never one to read a book just because it's a classic, and I am struggling with the dialect in The Color Purple. Does that get easier?
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