Happy International Women’s Day! As part of a (one-year-old) tradition, I’m listing my favourite feminist books since last International Women’s Day. Since March 8 last year I’ve read about 90 books, and around 55 of those were by women. Below are eight of my faves … Continue reading Favourite feminist books, because it’s International Women’s Day
Category: Other people’s stories
Are novellas the next small thing?
Avid watchers of the bookish pages will have noticed Nick Earls, who was a bloody big deal in my youth, has just released the first of a series of five novellas and has been all over the paper and virtual broadsheets talking about this thrilling … Continue reading Are novellas the next small thing?
Best feminist books I’ve read since last International Women’s Day
A quick post for International Women’s Day. Since March 8 last year I’ve read, oh, I dunno, about 100 books. Lots (most even) of those were by women. But these are my most favourite, most feminist reads of the last year. Links are to … Continue reading Best feminist books I’ve read since last International Women’s Day
My other job
Yesterday I went to the office from 8-5 and wrote about electricity bills and women in energy and wind power policy and then I went to Embiggen Books and interviewed Jasper Fforde. Here’s me and Jasper talking about whether you can keep ten thousand ideas in your … Continue reading My other job
Politics in literature: N by John A Scott
I’ve been meaning to stop reviewing on Goodreads and start reviewing over here instead (if you can call it reviewing: I never write more than a few paragraphs), so here’s my first attempt. N by John A Scott is an Australian novel, released last year … Continue reading Politics in literature: N by John A Scott
So how’s that #TBR20 thing going, anyway?
Well, I’m glad you asked. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, this year I’m trying to knock over some of my to-read pile by not buying or borrowing any more books until I’ve read 20 books I already own. I’ve failed: Harry Saddler was kind enough to … Continue reading So how’s that #TBR20 thing going, anyway?
Cold Light, Canberra and my first #TBR20
A little while ago I signed up for #TBR20, vowing to read 20 books I already owned before buying or reading more. I’ve already failed: I accidentally got Harry Sadler to send me a copy of his novel Small moments, and I can just tell … Continue reading Cold Light, Canberra and my first #TBR20
My year in books, unnecessarily charted
Right, let’s assume I’m not going to finish any more books between now and the end of the year. What a ridiculous assumption. Anyway, here’s my 2014-in-reading wrap-up (which won’t cover the books I read between now and the end of the year. I promise … Continue reading My year in books, unnecessarily charted
My Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap-up
This was the first year I did the Australian Women Writers challenge. I set out to achieve ‘Franklin’ level – 10 books read and six of them reviewed. I ended up reading 39 books and reviewing 30 of them (though most of my reviews are only … Continue reading My Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap-up
On being exhausted by the most-loved thing (also, #TBR20)
Sometimes I feel utterly overwhelmed by reading. I remember a time (OK, maybe I imagine it) when I used to run out of books to read, or when friends would lend me a book and I just started reading it right away, not worried about … Continue reading On being exhausted by the most-loved thing (also, #TBR20)