Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson Bryson, known mainly for his European travelogues, here documents his return to the USA through a series of newspaper essays. Having tasted life in Europe, his musings about his home country are mostly exasperated. Occasionally, usually at the prodding of his British wife, he remembers something lovely… Continue reading What I Read | APRIL 2017
A roommate conversation at the dinner table: Me: I just read an article about how there are five cat personalities, and Hans Harrison is definitely a "human cat" because he loves snuggles and invading personal space. Roommate #1: A guy was telling me today about how men are dogs and women are cats. Me: Okay,… Continue reading Are You a Cat or a Dog?
This month I read some fantasy, some non-fiction, and some contemporary fiction both satirical and...weird. Recommended books are italicized! Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb The second book in Hobb's Farseer trilogy started out slow but became quite engrossing about halfway through. Initially, I complained about the dearth of female characters, but then Kettricken wound up… Continue reading What I Read | FEBRUARY 2017
Welcome to my first, and possibly only, Top 5 Wednesday! I saw this over at My Tiny Obsessions, and since I couldn't think of anything else to write about today, I ran with it. This week’s theme is Favorite Videos/Posts, so let's get real meta and have ME talking about ME and MY work. I love narcissistic blogging! 1|… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday
I enjoyed reading Valenti's persuasive argument in favor of feminism, but I don't think I would use it to convince anyone who is on the fence. Valenti is brash, paranoid, and sensationalistic. Since I align myself with feminism, I can forgive her these faults and understand where she's coming from. But if someone were new… Continue reading Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti
The answer might seem obvious to Christians. After all, throughout the Bible, God uses male pronouns to describe himself, and when God become flesh, he came as the man, Jesus. Most people are content to leave the issue there, but since I love thinking about culture, gender, and sexuality, I wanted to dig a little… Continue reading Is God Male?