Saturday, September 20, 2014

Book Review- Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar

So we all know I like to read. I recently finished this book called "Homeward Bound" written by Emily Matchar.
I enjoyed the book. It was interesting. I honestly found it a wee bit difficult to really get lost in, but it was still interesting enough that I finished it. It's kind of a book that I feel like has been done before.... The typical women used to do all the hard work, then feminism said they needed to get careers, so they did, now we are seeing a shift back to women being the domestic spouse and kind of an uprising of bloggers and authors and a new generation of stay at home moms that are knitting and making gluten free cupcakes and are DIY everything they find on Pinterest.
There was a lot of good historical information and figures about women and how they have always kind of fit into society and some new data suggesting a shift to being at home once again. Or maybe working part time or even working from home.

With all that being said, do I recommend it? Yes, I think I would. It was a different type of read, it was fascinating in parts and had a great kind of sociological background in everything she wrote about. It was good :) Now, as soon as those cupcakes come out of the oven, go get it from the library!

Happy Homesteading Ya'll!


  1. Very interesting and I have noticed the DIY shift :)

  2. Sounds like a good book to me! I really love to read others stories about coming home after being out in the work force. It makes me feel like I am not so crazy for doing the same thing :-)