American aviation pioneer, Amelia Earhart, was born July 24th 1897 and disappeared July 2nd 1937. Her story captured many hearts and minds, and inspired a great deal of speculation surrounding her disappearance.
On June 17th, in 1928, Amelia left Newfoundland to become the first female passenger to fly Atlantic. She was also the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928.
Even nearly a century later, she still inspires and is admired, the whole world over.
Here are 5 of the best books about her available today…
A year has gone by since the sentence was passed and the teenagers have read their books and handed in their reports. Alejandra Rueda, a deputy commonwealth attorney who suggested the sentence, said “I hope that they learned the lesson that I hoped that they would learn, which was tolerance.” So have they?
On 10th April Amazon UK opened this year’s awards, a literary prize recognising outstanding work by self published authors. To qualify for the 2018 award you must have published your book via Kindle Direct Publishing, between 1st May 2018 and 31st August 2018. Read More
“Andersen could not tell the world of his own homosexual love for the people of the world, but the original manuscripts showed his feelings clearly.”
Many women have noticed how female characters can be so badly written, especially by men. It is almost as if those male writers don’t see women as people, with complex personalities and 3-dimensional lives. The strange and often nonsensical over-description of women’s bodies can be most irritating, and when a male writer has a female character narrating, it often becomes embarrassing for everyone involved.
Writer Gwen C. Katz noticed this happening again and again until one day, when faced with yet another ridiculous passage in a book she had begun reading, she tweeted a snippet from the book.
The discussion that followed prompted her fellow women readers and writers on Twitter to join in a game… Describe yourself as a male writer would.
Full of puns, wordplay, and ridiculousness, fake book titles with fake authors make for a great bit of light humour.
The first two Fake Book Titles blogs were well received by our Reading Addicts, so here are a bunch more for your enjoyment.
Like many introverts, Marzi started feeling like she didn’t belong, and felt awkward and weird in certain situations. After expressing how she felt through her doodles, and received lots of supportive feedback, she soon realised she wasn’t alone with these experiences, which brought some relief.
Marzi also runs an online shop where she sells quirky jewellery pieces, cross stitch, and pins- if you enjoy her doodles take a look at her other work!