Readerly Rambles: 19 April 2016

What I read:

On Saturday night I finished up The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. This is the first book in his Flavia de Luce mystery series. I absolutely loved it and I especially adored Flavia’s spunky and precocious personality! It was the perfect read last week. Persy Jane was sick with a tummy bug and I have been battling one heck of a sinus infection. An engaging, light read with wonderful characters was just what I needed.

What I’m reading:

Last night I started Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady. I do love the descriptions of the land, moon, and characters, but once again there is a teenager / young man viewing the lady in question through his eyes. We’ll see how it goes. I’m also still reading the Hollander and Plath poetry collections.

What’s up next:

READATHON!!! Readathon means a fresh new pile of books. Once again I decided to pick a “theme” for my readathon. Saturday it will be nothing but Fiercely Feminist reading.


We Should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis

The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Pro by Katha Pollitt


Short Stories:

American Housewife by Helen Ellis



Open House by Beth Ann Fennelly

The Uses of the Body by Deborah Landau

The Fall by Ana Bozicevic



Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood


Graphic Novels:

Are you My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Bitch Planet, v. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick

Lumberjanes, v. 1 by Noelle Stevenson

Ms. Marvel, v. 1 by G. Willow Wilson

Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki


My goal is to finish Cather, Hollander, and Plath by Friday evening so I can start fresh on Saturday. Let me know if you’re participating this weekend and I’ll stop by to say hi!


Happy Reading!


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