Against The List: 11 Books By Women Every Man Should Read (AmReading.com)

As recently bemoaned in the Times Literary Supplement, for centuries lists have tried to dictate how and what we read. Of course, it’s nice to be offered suggestions, a guiding hand along literary paths we might otherwise not discover by ourselves, but unfortunately that guiding hand has more often than not been male – and…

10 Books By Polish Women Writers That Should Be Translated (AmReading.com)

If you’re a fan of foreign literature, there’s nothing more frustrating than having such a passion tempered by the inability to find translations of particular books. And when it comes to Polish books in translation, it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack at bookstores and libraries, sending you off instead to the…

A Sonnet, Alternatively-Rhymed, Post-Easter…

[Image from Vintage Connection] They wore dresses then, “cared” about fashion (for to ignore such would have given hint too loud to their true station).  No jeans, lint- free fabrics only, flowing (with passion restrained – in thought, in speech, in deed).  Action was for menfolk then; women bit tongues, leant their talents to acceptable…

Preserve Power Women – Blogging And Kitchen Table Entrepreneurship (Spreaditfast)

http://www.spreaditfast.com/articles/2015/9/1/g5xv94u65wuoeu9nwwsz979x2arwpo#.VeWeDvm6fIU Ah, September: romantically autumnal weather, the first open fires if particularly chill, and the seasonal pastime of scouring the hedgerows for that dark purplish fruit, the blackberry – Nature’s delectable freebie. Eaten as is, tossed into crumbles and cakes, or made into delicious preserves for enjoyment now and later as accompaniment to hot buttered…