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Favourite Mothers/Mother Figures in Literature

Hello lovelies! How are you? Happy Mother’s Day! Today’s blog post is all about my favourite Mothers/ Mother figures in literature. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know who your favourite mothers and/or mother figures are in books. Hope you have a great day! 

Marmee 

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“‘I want my daughters to be beautiful, accomplished, and good. To be admired, loved, and respected. To have a happy youth, to be well and wisely married, and to lead useful, pleasant lives, with as little care and sorrow to try them as God sees fit to send. To be loved and chosen by a good man is the best and sweetest thing which can happen to a woman, and I sincerely hope my girls may know this beautiful experience. It is natural to think of it, Meg, right to hope and wait for it, and wise to prepare for it, so that when the happy time comes, you may feel ready for the duties and worthy of the joy.'” 

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott 

Mrs. Weasley

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“‘Beds empty! No note! Car gone … could have crashed … out of my mind with worry … did you care? … never, as long as I’ve lived … you wait until your father gets home, we never had trouble like this from Bill or Charlie or Percy …’ ‘Perfect Percy,’ muttered Fred. ‘YOU COULD DO WITH TAKING A LEAF OUT OF PERCY’S BOOK!’ yelled Mrs Weasley, prodding a finger in Fred’s chest. ‘You could have died, you could have been seen, you could have lost your father his job –’”

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, J.K. Rowling 

Miss Honey 

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“’A precocious child,’ Miss Honey said, ‘is one that shows amazing intelligence early on. You are an unbelievably precocious child.’ ‘Am I really?’ Matilda asked.”

Matilda, Roald Dahl 

Marilla Cuthbert 

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“I love you as dear as my own flesh and blood and you’ve been my joy and comfort ever since you came to Green Gables.” 

Anne of Green Gables , L.M. Montgomery 

Sam Hell’s Mom 

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“My mother wasted no time doting on me and recording every detail of my life, as evidenced by dozens of scrapbooks and photo albums she filled and  kept on the mahogany bookshelves in our living room. When it came to my life, my mother acted as if she were preserving the legacy of a future president for this presidential library. Even before cameras digitally recorded the date on individual photographs, she would write the day, month, and year on the white borders to note such momentous occasions as my first bath, my first meal in a highchair, and the obligatory first potty-training session. I also possess the hospital beanie and ankle bracelet I wore home from the hospital, as well as every report card I earned and every high school newspaper article I wrote.” 

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, Robert Dugoni 

Rosie

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“I wish for my child, for all our children, a world where they can be who they are and become their most loved, blessed, appreciated selves.” 

Laurie Frankel, This is How It Always Is

Ma 

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“‘You must feel an almost pathological need—understandably—to stand guard between your son and the world.’ ‘Yeah, it’s called being a mother.’ Ma nearly snarls it.” 

Emma Donoghue, Room

 

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! My favourite mother of all. She is wise like Marmee and bad ass like Mrs. Weasley. Loving like Marilla and nostalgic like Sam Hell’s mom. My mom is accepting like Rosie and protective like Ma. I hope you have an awesome Mother’s Day! 

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Girls on the Verge Review

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review on the newly released book Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller. Please leave me a comment down below if you have read this book and if so what your thoughts are on it is. Hope you have a great day! 

***Trigger Warning for slut shaming and abortion! 

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Average Rating – 4.26 out of 5 stars 

Genre – Young Adult Contemporary

Format – Hardcover 

Length – 240 pages

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion, from award-winning author Sharon Biggs Waller.

Camille couldn’t be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend, Bea, doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has made.

Camille is forced to try to solve her problem alone . . . and the system is very much working against her. At her most vulnerable, Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby, a girl she only barely knows from the theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last-minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with.

Girls on the Verge is an incredibly timely novel about a woman’s right to choose. Sharon Biggs Waller brings to life a narrative that has to continue to fight for its right to be told, and honored.

Thoughts 

Pros

  • Such an important message and it felt dealt with it beautifully. 
  • Feminist AF! 
  • Loved the friendship. 
  • Very informative about abortion. 
  • Eye opening to what women have to go through to get an abortion. 
  • This book made me angry and sympathetic to what the main character has to go through. 
  • So happy that this book was written. 

Cons

  • None! This book is perfection. 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pace – 5 stars 

Cover – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

I would 1000000000000% recommend this book!!! 

“It isn’t fair that you have to miss out on your future because of one mistake you made in the past. I am so sick of old white dudes telling us what we can and can’t do with our bodies.”

– Girls on the Verge, Sharon Biggs Waller 

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Favourite Canadian Authors

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my favourite Canadian authors. I love supporting my fellow Canadians. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what your favourite Canadian author is. Hope you have a great day! 

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Heather O’Neil 

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Sylvan Neuval 

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L.M. Montgomery 

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Emma O’Donoghue 

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Iain Reid