Writers in Novels: Eleanor Dark’s The Little Company (1945) #AWW

2021-01-19T17:26:44-05:00

It’s a time of “political and intellectual crisis” in The Little Company. Sound familiar? Drusilla Modjeska’s introduction situates readers in Dark’s depiction of ordinary life in Sydney and Katoomba, in this time of “recession, nuclear threat and more failed expectations” in Australia. The Little Company is Dark’s seventh novel,

Writers in Novels: Eleanor Dark’s The Little Company (1945) #AWW2021-01-19T17:26:44-05:00

Margaret Atwood Reading Month, Wrap-Up Post #MARM 2020

2020-12-01T11:50:21-05:00

In this November 2020, the third Margaret Atwood Reading Month unfolded with participants from many places, some reading her for the first time, many returning to her work to try new and backlisted works, others exploring other #MARM content online (interviews, films, TV, etc.). In the National Geographic atlas,

Margaret Atwood Reading Month, Wrap-Up Post #MARM 20202020-12-01T11:50:21-05:00

#MARM Week Four Update

2020-11-23T14:31:16-05:00

Honestly, it was Naomi’s idea to play Bingo this year and, sure, I thought it’d be fun but it turns out that I love the sense of momentum that comes from checking off squares as a I work towards a goal. (Household Chore bingo? Fitness bingo? Anyone? Me! Me!

#MARM Week Four Update2020-11-23T14:31:16-05:00

Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread (2020)

2020-11-08T16:41:26-05:00

Taiye and Kahinde are twin sisters, daughters of Kambirinachi: Butter Honey Pig Bread alternates between their perspectives, each woman narrating their contemporary experiences through the lens of key events in their pasts. The sister’s mother is Yoruba and their father is Igbo, something they often have to explain when

Francesca Ekwuyasi’s Butter Honey Pig Bread (2020)2020-11-08T16:41:26-05:00

Margaret Atwood Reading Month #MARM BINGO

2020-10-23T09:30:56-05:00

With Margaret Atwood Reading Month just a few days away, we thought we’d share our BINGO card.  It’s just for fun. And maybe it’s just for our own amusement…because there are a lot of literary events and challenges in November! But if you want to play along, please do.  If

Margaret Atwood Reading Month #MARM BINGO2020-10-23T09:30:56-05:00
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