Today's reading list is a roundup of badass women--but what does "badass" mean exactly? These are women who don't conform to the norms that have been set out for women as a whole. They may seem intimidating or--that worst of all literary sins--unlikable. These women follow their own path, make sometimes questionable choices, risk screwing … Continue reading A List of Badass Women
Sometimes we can get in a reading rut and find it difficult to break out of our comfort zones. But it's a good idea to shake things up every now and then and read an author or a genre we normally wouldn't consider, if only for the benefit of expanding our view of the world. … Continue reading 12 Books to Diversify Your Reading
Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel: Samantha is a friend, and this is her first published novel. It is about four menopausal women who gain superpowers, a nice twist on the usual superhero fantasy. I promise if you read the first chapter, it will definitely hook you! This is the first in a planned trilogy.
At some point, I set out to read a representative sample of all the "great" writers of science fiction, so I could feel reasonably well-educated in the genre. If you haven't read a lot of science fiction, I recommend this exercise. It provides a grounding so you can learn where the well-worn tropes originated and appreciate … Continue reading A survey of classic science fiction, with notes about diversity in sci-fi…