• Purple Book Club

    Purple Book Club: My 2020 Reading Pledges

    Every year, without fail, I pledge to read more books.  I reminisce about the days when I was much younger and I used to polish off books quicker than I’d polish off any chocolate dessert I was given (ok, that’s hyperbole).  I remember my mum buying me Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire the summer before I started Year 7.  The book didn’t last me the summer as I read all 600+ pages in a day. But alas! I’m all grown up now and life routinely gets in the way of how much and how quickly I read.  I don’t have time to sit and read all day without…

  • Purple Book Club

    Purple Book Club: Our First Book!

    Thank you for joining Purple Book Club! Ready for our first read? Drumroll please…. Sooooo…in celebration of the launch of the blog and book club, I thought it apt that our first read should be the novel from whence the site takes its title. The Color Purple by Alice Walker Studying this novel for A Level introduced me to the concept of womanism, one that has greatly influenced me as an adult (see my post on this here). As we read it over the next four weeks I’ll be updating this page and our Instagram page to have a discussion on how we’re finding the novel. If you have a…