Reading Roundup: March 2020

Last month I started Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James, and wrote about how its style required me to selfconsciously read unselfconsciously. Reading it was work for the first hundred pages or so, but then I didn't want to put it down. I got accustomed to the rhythm of the story and able to… Continue reading Reading Roundup: March 2020

5 Things I Love About the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall

As I noted in my books by women roundup, I loved Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. I had grown very skeptical about historical fiction, because I've read very little of it that had writing chops necessary to sell the historical research. Mantel's books work for me because they are so well written and carefully… Continue reading 5 Things I Love About the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall

Books by women I’ve read in 2013

At Flavorwire, Lilit Marcus explains why she only read books by women in 2013: I’m a writer. When my book, Save the Assistants, came out in 2011, all I wanted was for other people to read it. So it seemed only logical to repay the favor. Most of my favorite writers – Iris Murdoch, Willa Cather,… Continue reading Books by women I’ve read in 2013