Feb. 8th, 2011 05:27 pm
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Thought I'd write this up, cos it's actually something I'm feeling kinda proud of at the moment - have been doing really well about reading stuff I think is actually interesting and worthwhile rather than just crap. So, since new year I have read:

Swastika Night - Katharine Burdekin
Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Music, Gender, Education - Lucy Green
Whipping Girl - Julia Serano (Yes, I hadn't read this before, so sue me)
Persepolis: Marjane Satrapi
The Woman who Played Go - Shan Sa
The Good Women of China - Xinran (I absolutely loved this one!)
The Long Song - Andrea Levy
Killing Rage - bell hooks (Ohhh I was so glad to have read this one!)

This actually puts me almost on track for 52 Books POC. I am still half way through Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks, and my next novel is going to be Tiger Hills by Sarita Mandanna. I feel like I'm finally starting to purge my brain of the Eng Lit Degree Canon Fog. Feels good.

Date: 2011-02-08 07:29 pm (UTC)
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I have read none of those things. I should. When I'm allowed to read things that aren't on the AOSB reading list. Will you help me remember? :)

Date: 2011-02-08 10:50 pm (UTC)
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sure thing :)

Date: 2011-02-08 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Killing Rage is brilliant, I got it out about three times last year from Hammersmith library.

I'd forgotten about Swastika Night and really should read it - is it the first in the subgenre of Nazis-winning-WWII? Surely, given that it came out before WWII, it must be pretty damn close.

Date: 2011-02-08 10:50 pm (UTC)
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I would guess it must be, although I don't actually know. I would guess that there might be early things that might count ish which exist before the Nazis do per se, in answer to writings of eg Neitzche or Wagner, though, so...

And Killing Rage is just fucking awesome. Love. Love. Love.

Date: 2011-02-09 05:57 pm (UTC)
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I loved the Xinran book too. I may look up some of the others on your list!


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