Tag Archives: Female Author

Thoughts: Dark Chapter, by Winnie M. Li

Momentarily ignoring the backlog that built up while I was visiting family over the holidays, let’s forge ahead to the first 2023 book post! I dragged my feet a bit on starting Dark Chapter after refreshing myself on its subject … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Extinctions, by Josephine Wilson

A contemporary Australian novel that I positively raced through, after the intensity of Kate Millett’s Sexual Politics, though that doesn’t mean it was light or breezy reading. Pretty detailed spoilers ahead, usual warnings apply.

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Thoughts: Sexual Politics, by Kate Millett

Firstly, it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to dive into the work of a mid-century feminist, because the world has changed so much and you never know where they’ll end up having settled. Luckily, the Big Ones are avoided here. It … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. Jemisin

It just gets better and better, there’s no other way to say it. There’s only one other trilogy that’s started out good and got better and better that sticks out in my mind, and that’s Cixin Liu’s Remembrance of Earth’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Tomato Thief, by Ursula Vernon

You can actually just read this one yourself if you want to, here!

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Thoughts: Every Heart A Doorway, by Seanan McGuire

Oh boy. How can such a short book be so all over the place? I really wanted to love this one. I’m sorry. It just didn’t work for me. I’m also sorry because this post is about as long as … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin

First of all, how dare she. OK, seriously though, surprise! The Fifth Season, volume one in the trilogy that won a Hugo for each instalment, is good! At the risk of becoming one of those recipe blogs that frontloads a … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Daughter of Empire, by Pamela Hicks

I want to continue my little exploration of Indian independence, and I thought Pamela Hicks’s memoir would be a good next stop, Pamela Hicks being the daughter of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India of whom Narendra Singh Sarila … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Transit of Venus, by Shirley Hazzard

Uh looks like I entirely forgot to post this after I wrote it? Here you go! Last book I started before giving birth, first book I finished afterwards. I read a couple of chapters to baby, in the hope that … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Mists of Avalon, by Marion Bradley

Warning before we start – there’ll be mentions of real life crimes in this one, involving children. Some explanations are in order. I know we’re all meant to be living in a Death of the Author world but some things … Continue reading

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