Fabulous Female Firsts Book Review from @kleffnotes

Highlighting women who have made their way into the spotlight by pushing back against the misogynistic elements of society, Fabulous Female Firsts is a book that is perfect for those looking for inspiration. Whether you are female identifying or just looking for figures to help you build your aspirations for the future Marlene Wagman-Geller has a number of women for you to choose from. This is a book that is perfect for Women’s History Month. Continue reading “Fabulous Female Firsts Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Still I Rise Book Review from @kleffnotes

With inspiration drawn from the title of Maya Angelou’s work, Still I Rise examines women who have been the controllers of their destinies. By embodying the strength of character of women who have pushed their way through obstacles on their path to gain their dreams this book acts as a source of strength for those who may feel like they are struggling on a truly daunting journey. Within these pages you will find stories of power and perseverance that will inspire you to push yourself to new heights. Continue reading “Still I Rise Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Female Gaze Book Review from @kleffnotes

For women who love women on screen or women behind the camera, The Female Gaze by Alicia Malone acts as a list of essential films made by women. The genres may differ, but every movie in this book deserves to be discussed. Malone is working to grow the conversation connected to women in film and through this book she is allowing the voices and visions of women to be seen. Continue reading “The Female Gaze Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Book of Awesome Women Writers Book Review from @kleffnotes

For Women’s History month I will be taking some time to highlight some works that focus on women in a variety of fields. The first book in this collection of reviews is The Book of Awesome Women Writers. As someone who loves reading this book seemed like a fantastic way to grow my knowledge and possibly my reading list. Written by Becca Anderson, who has made an appearance on The Nerdy Girl Express a few other times, this book will give you some insight into some prestigious women in the field of writing. Continue reading “The Book of Awesome Women Writers Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Confessions of a Sheba Queen Book Review from @kleffnotes

The story of Bilqis has appeared in a variety of mediums and many might remember her most recent appearance in the series American Gods. Autumn Bardot takes this figure and makes her the focus of her most recent work, Confessions of a Sheba Queen. This tale will take you back in time and drop you into the sensual world of Bilqis, whose sexual appetites are legend. Continue reading “Confessions of a Sheba Queen Book Review from @kleffnotes”

What We Will Become Book Review from @kleffnotes

This memoir is a story of transformation and the creation of a new life for not one, but two people. Written by Mimi Lemay this story not only chronicles her own journey to become a new person after leaving the life she was raised in behind, but also the journey of her son to be his true self. For those looking for a work that will bring a bit of light and joy to your life or who just want to understand more about the varied elements of the human journey What We Will Become is a story you will be fully engrossed by. Continue reading “What We Will Become Book Review from @kleffnotes”

One Minute Out Book Review from @kleffnotes

Mark Greaney’s Gray Man novels have garnered tremendous acclaim. Each book has drawn positive reviews as well as comparisons to beloved thriller series including those by Tom Clancy. This comes as no surprise as Greaney was actually the co-writer for the three final novels written by Clancy and also took over the series for four additional novels. In his Gray Man novels he has been able to take his skills in the genre of thriller writing and craft his own world and characters. Continue reading “One Minute Out Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Out of the Fire and into the Pan Book Review from @kleffnotes

Out of the Fire and into the Pan is a sequel to Shannon O’Leary’s The Blood on My Hands. The previous book showcased her childhood and the horrors that she dealt with her abusive home life in the 1960s and ’70s in Australia. Beyond just abuse there was also the looming darkness of murder that was kept covered up. This second book examines her life after these events and how she was able to become the adult she is now. Continue reading “Out of the Fire and into the Pan Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Blood on My Hands Book Review from @kleffnotes

The Blood on My Hands is an autobiographical story that focuses on the childhood years of author Shannon O’Leary. Growing up in a Catholic family during the 1960s and ’70s it would seem that she was in an upstanding family. What lurked behind the scenes thought were moments of horrific abuse and even a murder. As she shares her story she delves into the darkness that surrounded her past. Continue reading “The Blood on My Hands Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Double Lives Book Review from @kleffnotes

Why is society so captivated by the most evil of people? Serial Killers intrigue and captivate people across generations, but the reason behind this is not just because they have committed such awful crimes. What truly drives people to understand these killers is their ability to fool us. A killer may lurk beside you and you might never know, which is the idea that lies behind the book Double Lives. Continue reading “Double Lives Book Review from @kleffnotes”