The Yellow Wall-Paper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman #FridayReads

My Charlotte Perkins Gilman haul. Thanks, Mr. K's!

My first encounter with Charlotte Perkins Gilman was an elective writing class I signed up for in 12th grade. Our teacher, Mrs. Brandenburg, passed out copies of “The Yellow Wall-Paper” for us to read. I’d never heard of her, but that didn’t matter since I was the weird kid who would read pretty much anything put in front of me. This story, however, was different. Continue Reading →

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones #FridayReads

The Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones

I ran across a reference to The Tough Guide in a recent essay about fantasy literature and women writers by Tansy Rayner Roberts. She called it “the one book every fantasy writer should read.” While I’m not presently hoping to be a fantasy writer, I paid attention to this strong recommendation and borrowed a copy Continue Reading →

Empire Ascendant ARC!

I’m so excited! Look what I received from NetGalley yesterday! I’ve had a NetGalley account for several years, but I never really bothered to use it until now. As a librarian/professional bookish person, ARCs aren’t exactly that unheard of in my world. However, it is still quite an event if you get your hands on a ARC Continue Reading →