Surviving ten years of book blogging
It’s hard to believe I’ve had this blog ten years. There have been some wobbly moments, especially over the last year of course, but I’ve decided I like my little bookish spot on the internet, even if it turns out only to be for me….
Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, and Spades, Oh My!
The third Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt is to find a cover with a heart, diamond, club, or spade on it. I have so many options for this one I am very tempted to tick off all four shapes. The easiest to find, especially if you…
Afrofuturism On My Shelves
The second Popsugar Reading Challenge prompt has resulted in a lot of discussion about what is afrofuturism in the Goodreads group for the challenge. There are some better definitions here and here, but how I understand it, it’s a cultural movement imagining different realities or…
Boarding School Stories FTW
I’ve found myself reading a lot of books set in boarding schools recently. I’ve always enjoyed this kind of setting, maybe its appeal stems from when, as a teenager, I daydreamed of being sent away to a more exciting place, with new opportunities for friendship,…
Chick-Lit is Not a Bad Word
Everyone now and then, someone gets their knickers in a twist over the use of the term “chick-lit” and it being demeaning to their work. It’s certainly not the readers of the genre, who use it with affection. We can’t blame the marketing people for…
One Girl’s Thoughts on Sci-Fi
Yesterday The Guardian beat me to a topic with their article The incredible shrinking presence of women SF writers. Seriously, it’s spooky how I was thinking about the very subject on my way home from work. I thought, why bother, but I might as well…
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