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31. Amy Poehler Vs. Diane Von Furstenberg etc.

Both have recently released books, just in time for Christmas.

Are they really so different?

Apparently not “…they both talked about their aversion to plastic surgery, hustling for their big break, having kids, sexism and a lot of other shared experiences—in short, all those little complications and intricacies that go into being a modern woman. 119 more words


Golden Orbs, Sallow Lemons, Stunted Yellow Cherries

In 1932, Stella Gibbons published her first novel, Cold Comfort Farm. Well-educated, a trained journalist and professional writer for magazines, Gibbons wrote the novel on a lark. 1,456 more words

Literature, Writing

Volland Publishing and Women artists

German-born Paul Frederick Volland established his successful greeting card company in Chicago, Illinois in 1908. However, he hit the jackpot with a series of children’s books about a loveable rag doll named Raggedy Ann. 387 more words

Women Authors

DEPARTMENT OF SPECULATION's unique narrative creates thought-provoking reading experience


Department of Speculation

By Jenny Offill

Vintage Contemporaries: Oct. 7, 2014 (paperback)

192 pages, $15.00

Jenny Offill’s Department of Speculation is a unique reading experience in a time when that phrase is overused and rarely accurate. 905 more words

Book Reviews

Phyllis A Whitney

“It’s hard to come up with a ‘quote’ about myself. Perhaps I could say that most of my writing has been concerned with understanding between people. 500 more words


Dodge and Stilwell collaborate on “Rhymes and Jingles”

The 1904 edition of Rhymes and Jingles by Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) was an exciting little volume with illustrated binding in gold embossed hunter green that features a little girl wearing a big decorated hat that attracts some whimsical butterflies. 167 more words

Women Authors

Iliad retold, "The Song Of Achilles"


The first book with which I’ve decided to start this blog is The Song Of Achilles, by Madeline Miller, I’ve been trying to get out from this awful self imposed book celibacy, and even when this is not the first book I’ve managed to read after it, it is probably the one that I have liked the most. 543 more words

Historical Fiction