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Why Does Blood Taste Like Metal?

Why am I not doing my contemporary world history reading?

Why won’t my rabbits eat dill?

Why do some people get sick and others not get sick? 70 more words

Women Writers

Erdrich's Multiple Narrators

In an earlier post, I noted that one of Louise Erdrich’s trademarks is her sense of humor—the way she weaves bits of broad comedy into a larger fabric that tends more often to the sad or tragic.  579 more words

Louise Erdrich

2017: A Year For Reading Women

Over the winter break, as I took stock of where I am, who I am, and where and who I want to be as a person, I also took stock of the people and things that influence the various aspects of my life. 2,257 more words

Dickens plus Austen = Gaskell?

I had never read Elizabeth Gaskell’s work before.  After reading her 1855 novel North and South, I have decided that this 19th century English writer is a cross between Jane Austen (especially… 725 more words


My Muses: Erato and Anais Nin

Erato. The muse of love poetry. If I were to assign a mortal woman to Erato’s position, I can’t think of any gal more suited to inspire romance than Anais Nin—writer of erotica, memoirist of passion. 482 more words

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Zara thought she heard noises behind her. “Damn!” she cursed aloud. 280 more words

Author Lyn Mims

"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

“Living everyday in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage.”

In “Pachinko” Min Jin Lee tells the epic story of four generations of a Korean family as they struggle for identity and place in a world of constant oppression and long-lasting bigotry. 528 more words