Books by women I re-read and loved in 2015

I spent most of 2015 working on my dissertation, so I didn't have a ton of extra time for reading new books--but during this process, I re-read a number of books I first encountered years ago. Man, do I ever love the books I am writing about. These novels continue to be my favorites! The Unpossessed by… Continue reading Books by women I re-read and loved in 2015

On strong being the “new” pretty

I drafted this post months ago when the posts linked below were posted; just now got around to fleshing out the text I wanted to quote. At The Daily Dot, Anne Thériault addressed the implications of hashtags like #StrongIsTheNewPretty and #StrongIsTheNewSkinny in the context of current media depictions of so-called Strong Female Characters (with a shout-out… Continue reading On strong being the “new” pretty