Review: My first WIT Month rec of the year! Island Beneath the Sea written by Isabel Allende, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden, and read by S. Epatha Merkerson. It is an astounding story that revolves around the life of Zarite, a slave on the island of Saint-Domingue. With a total length just under 18 hours, this is a bit more of an audiobook than I typically prefer to … Continue reading Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
This is the fourth book of the Bible that is intended to be used for wisdom (the first three being Job, Psalms, and Proverbs). The author refers to himself as a son of David which could be read as Solomon but many other kings were referred to this way back in Kings. I think it just means that he comes from the house of David, … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 1-6: A book of vanity and wisdom
Women in Translation Month has been gaining traction over the last few years and with good reason. It may be easy to pretend that the only writers to worry about are those who write in your own language, you would be sadly mistaken. Some of our best literature and most revamped adaptations have come from other countries, most notably the amazing history of French classics … Continue reading Welcome to Women in Translation Month!
This has proven to be an interesting collection of sayings and advice and wisdom to pass for the Israelites to pass down to their sons. While it may have never been written down, I’m sure there was an equal body of wisdom that parents provided their daughters. I’m a daughter and I know that none of the wisdom my mother has passed to me has … Continue reading Reflections on Proverbs
So I’ve gotten back on my feet for a while, though I’m moving again in a few months and will likely go through a lull again. My career is a little topsy turvy lately, but I assure you it’s a problem I’m happy to have. Still, I’m trying to prepare better and work ahead so that there isn’t a lull like the one we had … Continue reading The Happenings – July 2017
Review: I had no idea this was even possible! I picked up the book as my Read Harder 2017 Task 1: Read a book about sports. Swimming is my favorite sport to participate in, mostly because I’m so introverted that I love the solitary nature of it. It’s also one of the few exercises that you can do right and not feel pain for days … Continue reading Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of Long Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox
I wrote about superheroes about a year and a half ago here. Mostly, I went into some of my favorite comic book superheroines at the time but have since found some more favorites and some new women to check out. Headliners I already love: Spider-Woman – cancelled. I had found her during the 3 volume run when she had a baby and was being a mom … Continue reading Femme Friday: Superheroine update!
Review: I have really started to love the Audible Channels. Much like the reading challenges I’ve begun to do in recent years, it brings me books that I wouldn’t have thought to read or authors I’d been apprehensive about. It brought me Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng and Bloodchild and other Stories by Octavia E. Butler and now The Unseen World, read by Lisa Flanagan. This was so … Continue reading The Unseen World by Liz Moore
Here we finally come to the Proverb that is the most discussed in feminist circles, in my short experience. It’s the second half of Proverbs 31, but coincidentally, the first half also has to do with women. Specifically, it’s recorded on account of a king’s mother telling him all this. With advice such as this, I can’t help but think she was excellent a mother … Continue reading Proverbs 31: Excellent women
This is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings where she asks a question about books or reading or blogging for discussion on her blog and optional to do your own post on it. Check out her post here. Do you find it is easier to read and review books that you have picked up on your own? Absolutely!!!! I really can’t do … Continue reading Tell Me Something Tuesday: Choosing what to read and review