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Epson Expression Home XP-322 All-in-One Printer with WiFi/Epson Connect (Print/Scan/Copy) (Previous model)
Epson Expression Home XP-322 All-in-One Printer with WiFi/Epson Connect (Print/Scan/Copy) (Previous model)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The printer itself is not bad, but the it gives you a message of ..., 18 May 2016
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The printer itself is not bad, but the it gives you a message of needing new ink cartridge even before the print has faded, and it refuses to print until you changed the cartridges and it rejects compatible cartridges so you have to buy the original ones from Epson continually, even though I don't feel I need them yet, so personal choice is taken away from you. So not very impressed with this captivity into buying their products at the expense of what is convenient for me as a customer.


Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences
Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences
by Cordelia  Fine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Book: thank you for raising our consciousness, 22 Oct. 2012
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A much needed book that speaks to us ordinary women and men to become more aware of how our thoughts, actions and decisions are inseparable from our sexist environment. Cordelia brilliantly shows that to be truly gender neutral is a feat that is virtually impossible without a drastic change in culture. Also, what I love about the book is that with all our talk about equality we started believing that we are equal, but the reality is diagonally opposed: we still think, act and behave pink and blue.
An invitation to look much harder at how we view ourselves as girls and boys men and women. Thank you for an awesome book.
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Diary Of An Ordinary Woman
Diary Of An Ordinary Woman
by Margaret Forster
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It would've been great had it not been "fiction", 28 Sept. 2012
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I read the book on the grounds, or shall I say pretext, that it's real diaries. I enjoyed the first half immensely, for all the reasons the other readers mentioned and also, for me, that Millicent's character was so liberated from all the nonsense that was going on for women at that time. Also enjoyed reading British history in motion, it was quite moving. But as Millicent approached her mid life without her talents and social consciousness coming good, I started to get irritated and bored, and struggled to the end of the book. There are many disappointing aspects to her life, in addition to lack of professional fulfilment, for example her relationships in general but especially with her nephew and niece as adults, which almost disintegrated. This means that yet another area of her life was unfulfilled, leaving you in the end wondering what was her life about - I guess in fairness this is implied in the title.
The biggest disappointment though came when I found out the book is fiction, so not only had I just read another novel, instead of a real life history, I was conned into it, as it was written right at the end of the book, like sneaking the small print in a big contract.
I can't take away from Margaret Forster that she writes brilliantly, so I gave her 4.


Bitter Bitch
Bitter Bitch
by Maria Sveland
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great intentions that are not followed through, 28 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Bitter Bitch (Paperback)
I started reading this book with great enthusiasm, although the title put me off - something is definitely lost in translation there. Soon, however, my enthusiasm turned into frustration as Maria Sveland's ideas never develop into mature arguments, but remain whimsical and under-developed. The book is a catalogue of triggers of frustration for new mothers, all the way from waking up at night to not being able to pursue a career without guilt, going through men's assumption that the woman will always hold the baby. The latter point is probably the most dwelled on in the book and gives it value and some justification to be included in pro women equality books. Maria's style is not literary at all, but merely streams of consciousness, which is another frustration for the reader. The ending takes Maria right back to where she started without having changed or achieved anything at all, and yet she is happy and content giving the impression that there are no more battles for women to fight - only trips to be taken on their own away from their young families. This I think is the book's greatest failing, and it almost de-qualifies it from being included in pro women equality books!
If you prepare yourself to be underwhelmed, the book is probably still worth a read as it does genuinely air, no matter how weakly, many of women's frustrations with how backwards modern western societies still are when it comes to issues of equality.


Recipes For A Perfect Marriage
Recipes For A Perfect Marriage
by Kate Kerrigan
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book of Love and Marriage, 24 Oct. 2011
This is a moving story of two women's lives, grandmother and grand daughter who have uncanny psychological similarities that keeps them questioning what they have in their marriage, and wonder about what they have missed out on. They both find out, one at the beginning of her marriage and one at her husband's death bed, that the ideal love relationship probably doesn't exist and that marriage holds so much love in it that is enough to sustain a woman's life. I can't say that I agree with the conclusion but it is a powerful way of looking at love and marriage that is highly conducive to sustaining a marriage and keeping one's commitments within it. Not a very modern way of approaching relationships, but I suppose it works. So you will enjoy this book if you are in the camp that says one must always keep their word - till death do us part. But you won't enjoy it if you're in the camp that believes in passion and following one's heart at any cost.

The grandmother's diary is extremely moving as she is brutally honest with herself about her feelings towards her husband and his and her family and about life in Ireland at that time and the prevalent social codes that the whole book comes alive and you feel a complete part of it. Absolutely brilliant. Well done Kate.


What's Holding You Back? Eight Critical Choices For Women's Success
What's Holding You Back? Eight Critical Choices For Women's Success
by Linda Austin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliantly insightful book on the psychology of women's success, 29 Sept. 2011
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Lina Austin is a highly committed professional to women's advancement - as gleaned from this book, which is nothing short of remarkable. The book is a treatise on women psychology and how innate as well as learnt differences between men and women fully explain male dominance, when it comes to success and achievement. The implicit message in the book is very empowering for women: instead of relying on sexism to explain why women lag in power, status and pay, Linda offers eight areas (e.g. channelling motivation, focusing energies, goal orientation, risk taking, etc) in which women can chose to do things differently in order to break through centuries of socially- as well as self-imposed limitations. There is no suggestion that the way women do things is inferior to that of men. Rather, in an achievement-world created and run by men, women would have to tweak the way they do things to be able to compete on equal footing with men. Linda is both sensitive to and appreciative of women's strengths: e.g. ability to nurture relationships; a collaborative approach to work; broad-based experiences, etc. suggesting that women's approach to work and success is no less effective than men's; it merely takes them on a different trajectory.
I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who is interested in raising their own self awareness when it comes to achievement, as well as awareness of the bigger picture of inequality between men and women.


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