January Books-of-the-Month Club

I had a decent January, not in the least because I got to celebrate my birthday with a trillion new books.

I read almost 30 books this month and I loved most, if not all, of them.

That’s rare!!!

I wanted to see if I could narrow down my favorites to five books.

Though difficult, I managed. Continue reading

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Birthday Book Haul

My birthday came and went with minimal angst.

I spent a nice weekend with my parents. On the actual day, some friends took me out for dinner and improv.

Oh, and I got a ton of books. Continue reading

Second-string Fantasy Feminists

I came across a character I’d never heard of the other day that I immediately wanted on my fantasy feminist team.

I would’ve called the post dedicated to her “The 12th (Wo)man: Rounding out the Fantasy Feminist Line-up.”

Then I discovered a whole host of female characters that I love.

My reasons for choosing these characters are less clear-cut and, in some cases, heavily influenced by aesthetics, hence the second-string designation. Still, I found so many great fictional women (some of them BY ACCIDENT) that I didn’t want to leave anyone out.

My fantasy team continues to grow.

No, Hermione Granger is not on this list. Continue reading