Today’s Elite 8 showdown is between two epics, one set in the age of Greek heroes and telling the story of The Iliad from a very human perspective, the other set in the American west and telling the story of those who sought to tame it.
Eight valiant contenders continue their quests for victory! If the Sweet 16 taught us anything, clearly I have a thing for the ancient Mediterranean…and that hasn’t changed in the Elite 8. Let’s get this round started with a titanic match up between two pantheons.
I just spent an hour and a half on the floor of Waterstones hunched over a heavy, 608 page book. Well, first I tried to sit on a tiny, uncomfortable window seat (possibly not actually meant for sitting on), but the floor soon seemed like a better idea. I strained my neck. I got a … More How I Spent My Friday Afternoon
*brushes off dust* Oh, right, I have a blog. In the wake of the holidays, my attention was hogged by these pesky things called assessments. You know, the academic sort with deadlines that really matter. The stuff that will determine whether I receive a piece of paper that says MA on it. Yeah, those things. … More Some Thoughts on Books that Matter
I’ve been reading a lot lately about writing and gender, specifically discussions about women writing genre fiction. These discussions usually center around questions like: Do readers gravitate toward male writers of fantasy/sci-fi? Why are women continually left off Best Of lists despite often winning an equal share of annual fantasy/sci-fi awards? Are female authors taken less seriously? … More On Xs and Ys (Chromosomes, That Is)