The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Review: It's not very often that a work of fiction gets to me as much as this one did. It was beautiful and haunting and familiar and foreign all at the same time. Homesick and alone, a teenage girl has just arrived in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is … Continue reading The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

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The Happenings – July

It's been a fairly busy month. I got lots of reading and lots of blogging done. I did a few more Top Ten Tuesdays and less Femme Fridays than normal. I still don't plan on holding myself to a schedule and participate as I am able instead. It keeps me from being as crazy as … Continue reading The Happenings – July

Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads (we've done underrated books a bunch of times in the past 6 years but thanks to Lenore at Celebrity Readers for suggesting this topic as a new way to talk about underrated books especially when underrated is subjective. I learned doing this top … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

The Happenings – June

June has been a busy month and a good one. I do love being busy, not so much that I don't feel like I have time for myself, but enough that the days pass and boredom never quite sets in. Of course, for me, busy can include long periods of down time if I have … Continue reading The Happenings – June

Suggested Reading for New Intersectional Feminists

After spending some time with a fellow feminist friend of mine, I realized that I needed to put together a beginners list. Okay, she asked for one and I wanted it to share it with everyone. This is not a comprehensive list, but it's as intersectional as I can provide. There is a serious lack … Continue reading Suggested Reading for New Intersectional Feminists

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Review: I know, it's disgraceful that I could call myself a feminist and hadn't read this yet. Well, not entirely, but I totally get it. I finally picked it up as part of my Read Harder list, character with a mental illness.  As with most of my fiction, I actually listened to the book rather … Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Happenings

I'm starting to feel like I'm getting a handle on this blog. It's not perfect and I still get a little rushed, but I'm getting the timing worked out. I did not intend on turning this into one of those blogs that have posts as often as I do these days, but it's fun and … Continue reading The Happenings

TBT – Madame Bovary

I was looking at the feminism book lists on Goodreads' Listopia. The lists had some fictional books on them and there was some debate about whether they belonged. Though the debate that I saw was on Anna Karenina's inclusion as a "best of" feminist work, I thought of Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. (I haven't read Anna Karenina, … Continue reading TBT – Madame Bovary

Rad American Woman A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History … and Our Future! by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Ok, this one is a children's book for ages 8-16. I still read it because I thought that made it even more interesting. I do love a good anthology of women's accomplishments. It just drives me nuts that it has taken so long and women are so slowly getting the credit they've deserved in so … Continue reading Rad American Woman A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History … and Our Future! by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Where do I begin? Love, love, love this book! I also visited the blog that spawned it, and so should you! As I mentioned previously, I've never read a book about someone I agree so much with before! Feminists aren't required to agree on every point, and so I don't mind when I don't. I do … Continue reading Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik