In my recent review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas, I said I’d write a future essay that went into more details of specific aspects of the story and writing. Well here I am, making good on that promise!
It’s National Tell-a-Joke Day (and also National Rum Day...but we’re not just here to keep track of excuses for you to drink…), and with all the serious things going on in the world, we definitely need some reasons to laugh.
My husband presented me with Wolf Whistle Politics and said, “This looked interesting. I thought you’d like it and that it would make you mad.” What can I say? The man knows me.
Before now, I had never finished a Virginia Woolf novel. See what I thought of To the Lighthouse!
Book/Author: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Dystopian Fiction Preferred Reading Environment: I thought this was a great bathtub read - this book talks a lot about women’s bodies, so being naked while reading it felt appropriate. Reading Accoutrements: Your Favorite Chocolate. And maybe some tea/water with a tincture in it if…
They Don’t Make Plus Size Spacesuits is a collection of sci-fi/dystopian stories that take people’s theories and ideas about fat people and show what would happen if these were taken to extremes.
I've been meaning to check out some of James Baldwin’s writing for a long time, but I wasn’t sure where I wanted to start. Luckily, while perusing one of my local used book stores, I saw a couple of his books, and I decided it was time.
I’ve been seeing Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s name and books on a lot of lists lately, and I know a few people who have read “The Yellow Wallpaper,” so I decided it was time to check her out.
With the subtitle “Living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America,” I knew this wasn’t going to be a “fun” read. I waited until I was mentally ready to dig into some hard truths.
We’ve been seeing book spine poetry recently on twitter, so we thought we’d jump in the fray and put together a few book poems of our own! Jeriann: It helps that I’ve been cataloguing my books (so that I have a list of what I own to consult at bookstores), so I was pretty excited…