Why this challenge?This year I’ve decided to host a reading challenge because I think that they are a brilliant idea. They help to make reading a more collective experience and are a great way to find out more about any particular author / genre / topic and get to know about books you might never have come across. I chose this topic because - as an Italian who has been living abroad for many years now - I feel the need to learn more about my home country and I’m curious to see the difference between the way it is portrayed by native Italians and others.
The details of the challengeThe challenge will run from January, 1st 2011 to December, 31st 2011. The aim of the challenge is to read at least 12 books that are set in Italy. Whether written by Italian authors or not, it doesn’t matter. They don’t have to be set exclusively in Italy but this country needs to play a significant role in the book. The challenge can include non-fiction books about Italy. You can also review Italian learning…
Rebel Voices – The Rise of Votes for
Women – is a children’s book. A children’s book with a difference. I mean, take
a look at that bold, feisty and unapologetic front cover. Doesn’t it make you
feel ready to take on the world? That same world that you can see reflected in
those beautiful eyes. Such a smart cover!
Equally smart is the content. Girls
will be inspired and empowered by the women portrayed in this book. Women who
take risks, break rules, speak out. Women who are dedicated and passionate.
Women who are not afraid to lose everything they have – including their lives –
for a cause they believe in. Women who fight and – ultimately – women who win.
On the centenary of some women
gaining the right to vote in the UK, this is such a brilliant homage to all
women who have linked arms all over the world to fight for equality.
The text is informative and easy to
read and the ill…
A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of a copy of My Rad Life. Calling this 'a journal' is way too modest so I will grab a marker and add 'a source of inspiration' on the cover! You might as well start as you mean to go on!
Browsing the pages, you meet women you know and women you don't know - in the end, all women you will be happy to know and whose words will make you think, question, wonder, dream and so much more. The colour scheme is vibrant and the pages, with their quotes and prompts, invite you to draw, doodle, write and pour your creativity between the covers in any way you want. There are blank pages to fill, lines to follow (or not, it's up to you!) and speech bubbles to give a voice to. I can already see how this journal will help me get to kno…