Alexandra Solomon’s Taking Sexy Back

Although sex is something you (usually) experience with another person, your sexuality is yours. Alexandra Solomon’s Taking Sexy Back is a very reaffirming book on the complicated nature of women’s sexuality. Having surveyed quite a few of the books within this genre, I find her to be reasonable but a little generic. However, I didContinue reading “Alexandra Solomon’s Taking Sexy Back”

Carol Mitchell’s Breaking Through “Bitch”

Both executive men and women have told me that if women do not find that perfect balance of sex stereotypic behavior (femininity) and professional leadership behavior, they are judged more harshly. A part of me expected this book to wow me, but I didn’t quite get that impression from Carol Mitchell’s Breaking Through Bitch. TheContinue reading “Carol Mitchell’s Breaking Through “Bitch””

Jane Juffer’s Millennial Feminism at Work

There is no universal answer here, no singular definition of feminism. Rather, feminist theory offers strategies for analyzing the power imbalances of any particular site. To be thoroughly sarcastic, Jane Juffer sure paints the most hopeful picture in Millennial Feminism at Work doesn’t she? If I wasn’t depressed before about the state of academic careers,Continue reading “Jane Juffer’s Millennial Feminism at Work”

Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room

“But language is wine upon his lips.” This review will definitely not do Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room justice. Norton Critical Editions typically include excepts, if not complete, literary reviews of the text. I have to make the distinction between the layman’s reviews that I write for Read House Review and the type of literary reviewsContinue reading “Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room”

Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Dracula is a must-read if the genre is of any interest. The basic premise of the book follows Jonathan, a lawyer, that gets caught up in the conniving plans of Count Dracula, a vampire, who is trying to spread his evil in England. Barnes and Noble has these hardcover, special binding classics. I’ve wanted toContinue reading “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism

Everyone needs to read this book! Mikki Kendall wrote one of those books that leaves me thinking for days. How do I respond to this? What should I highlight for this review? And, what kind of commentary do I want to provide that will be beneficial to modern feminists? Because, that’s the key to aContinue reading “Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism”