Women Writers Reading Challenge #54: Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle

I was really eager to read the story of a woman whose accomplishments and failures were totally overshadowed by those of her husband. While that was not necessarily unusual for women of the period, it seems a bit strange that we should do so for Constance Wilde if only because of the scrutiny her husband … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #54: Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle

Women Writers Reading Challenge #25: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

I don't know what I expected this book to be when I picked it up. I read part of the New York Times book review, enough to be interested, and I added it to my to-read list. I never expected to be so enchanted with this book. Twenty pages in, and I still had no … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #25: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #19: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

They call this book a graphic novel, which is somewhat disingenuous as its more of a collection of various comics on various subjects. Some of the comics are absolutely hilarious, and it's clear that Kate Beaton has quite a gift for them, especially ones involving history and literature. However, I really disliked this book's lack … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge Book #19: Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton

My Literature Blind Date from the Library

I think it goes without saying that I love books and any place with books, or talks about books, or sells books... All leading me to say that I love my library. Libraries of all kinds are amazing wonderful creatures that deserve to be preserved. In Corvallis, we're lucky to have an awesome library. The … Continue reading My Literature Blind Date from the Library