Review ~ Hunger

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who … Continue reading Review ~ Hunger

Throwback Thursday ~ Much Ado About Nothing

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books! Noting that book blogging often focuses on new releases, here’s how Throwback Thursday works: Pick any bookish or literary-related media (or non-media item) released more than 5 years ago. Write up a short summary of the book … Continue reading Throwback Thursday ~ Much Ado About Nothing

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Shakespeare's The Tempest The Women of Fantasy Bookclub is reading Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter in March so I decided to read The Tempest in preparation (not that I'm sure it was necessary). I remember why I don't like most of Shakespeare's comedies. All the characters are putzes and nobody dies. My exception is Much … Continue reading Aside:

Books #2 & #3

Book #2 - It Made Sense at the Time by Ursula Vernon I decided that with my birthday/Christmas Amazon gift certificates I would purchase some things by people whose work I usually enjoy for free. I've been following Ursula Vernon's work via LiveJournal for almost as long as I've had a LiveJournal. Therefore, many of … Continue reading Books #2 & #3

The Burial at Thebes

The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney I adore Heaney's translation of Beowulf, so the lit-geek in me squeed when I saw that he'd done translations of two of Sophocles' plays. I read Antigone in college. That was over ten years ago, but I don't recall being unhappy with the … Continue reading The Burial at Thebes