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Against The List: 11 Books By Women Every Man Should Read (AmReading.com)

As recently bemoaned in the Times Literary Supplement, for centuries lists have tried to dictate how and what we read. Of course, it’s nice to be offered suggestions, a guiding hand along literary paths we might otherwise not discover by ourselves, but unfortunately that guiding hand has more often than not been male – and their selections grossly male-centric.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

It’s February and in honor of Black History Month I decided to read a book by a Black author. While I specialized in Afro-Caribbean thought in my university studies (wow, that’s one of the more pretentious things I’ve typed in a while,) I’ve read very little African American literature. 136 more words


For Smart Women (and men)

Last weekend, I tried three things I’d never done before.

I did not regret any of them. (More of that later.)

Your challenge this weekend , should you wish to accept it, is to try something new. 171 more words


Hi everyone!

So I  know this is not quite a book tag but I saw another blogger do this and I was so curious to see what my results would be. 490 more words

Ann Petry

Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American writer.

Her parents belonged to the black minority of the small town in Connecticut where she was born.  101 more words


Friday Fumblings "Gods"

Someone asked me yesterday why authors intimidate me so much. It’s true. They do. My friend Anna Yarrow told me last year, “you’ve got to start thinking of yourself as one of them.” I was like…but I’m not, I’m like the gum on the bottom of their shoe, a high schooler with “yur” problems, a stunted juvenile obsessed with fornication. 512 more words

Diana Kirk

Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking had been on my reading list for a few years. After watching Susan Cain’s… 229 more words