Susan Hated Literature

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The Scorpio Races by

First read in August 2012, reread Oct 2014 as part of this year’s RIP reading1 . Near the village of…

Gone Girl [based on the book] by dir. by

On the day of her fifth wedding anniversary Amy Dunne disappears. Her husband Nick gets home, a neighbour has spotted…

Infidel by

Bel Dame Apocrapha # 2 Six years after the events in God’s War and Nyx is still making a living…

To the lighthouse by

Ramsay wants to go to the lighthouse. His mother says that yes, of course they can go tomorrow, weather permitting. His father disagrees. The weather will not permit it, he asserts, they will not go to the lighthouse.

Much of this novel revolves around the one afternoon and evening before this proposed trip to the lighthouse. The Ramsay family, maternal and magnificent mother, needy professor father and all eight children are staying in their holiday home in the Isle of Skye. With them are a number of other guests, Lily Briscoe the painter. William Banks, Augustus Carmichael, and Charles Tansey.

Herland by

Read it online Imagine a world without men. A world where women are able to reproduce without men, where the…

In the eye of the beholder

Kameron Hurley, author of God’s War wasn’t overly impressed by The Cabin in the Woods, as maybe you can tell…

Josephine Butler

I work in a library headquarters, this means that we process the new stock [1] . Part of this processing…

Some books haunt the reader. Others haunt the writer. The Handmaid’s Tale has done both. via Margaret Atwood: Haunted by…

RTÉ Sports Person of the Year Awards | gaelick

Katie Taylor is undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest sports person ever. She is one of the greatest female boxers in the world.Her…

Cinderella ate my daughter by

cinderella ate my daughterAfter a career writing about feminism and girls in culture Peggy Orenstein found herself the mother of a girl. And so brought face to face with the practicalities of what she had been theorising about, how to raise a girl to believe in herself and how to try
and avoid the madonna/whore dichotomy. And then her daughter entered her “Disney princess” phase.

Brutal women by

Author Kameron Hurley has been getting a bit of coverage in the sff-world lately on account of her debut novel…

A vindication of the rights of woman by

In the present state of society, it appears necessary to go back to first principles in search of the most…

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