[Women Reading in Art] Woman Reading in a Cozy Nook

Illustration from “Radiation and Decoration,” a catalogue from the American Radiator Company (1905).

What I’m Reading: 18th October 2019

My book consumption slowed to a trickle in the weeks surrounding our move. Too much to do, too little sleep, no time to think or, after a certain point, properly process words. It was that draining. No joke.

Now that most of the volumes are back on their shelves, my reading is nearly back to its normal, healthy pace. Yay! 

Here’s what I’m actively digging at the moment:

  • Murder in St. Augustine: The Mysterious Death of Athalia Ponsell Lindsley by Elizabeth Randall (I’m including this book, even though I finished it last night.)
  • Let Fury Have the Hour: The Punk Rock Politics of Joe Strummer Edited and with an Introduction by Antonio D’Ambrosio
  • Hollywood Character Actors by James Robert Parish with Earl Anderson, Richard E. Braff, John Robert Cocchi, and Harry Purvis
  • A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives by Lisa Congdon
  • Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry, and Revenge by Eleanor Herman
  • A Little Tour in France by Henry James

Portrait of Henry James by John Singer Sargent (1894)

What are you reading this week? Please share in the comments!

[Book Nerd Links] Lorraine Hansberry, Marguerite Young, The Little Prince, Banned Books

A Bookstore is Gone, Long Live the Books! Part 10-The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English

A local used bookstore recently closed after 25 years. They had a fantastic going-out-of-business sale. While part of me feels “guilty” for taking advantage of their sad circumstances, the rest (and logical) part of me knows that they needed to sell as many books as possible. Through these books, a bit of their entrepreneurial and intellectual spirit will live on. With that idea in mind, I’m doing a limited-run series where I’ll spotlight each of the volumes I “adopted” from this sweet little shop. Shine on, you bookish gems!

Today’s selection? The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English by Lorna Sage.

The Cambridge Guide to Women’s Writing in English

DETAILS:

  • TITLE: THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO WOMEN’S WRITING IN ENGLISH
  • AUTHOR: LORNA SAGE
  • PUBLISHED: 1999
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

A reference book dedicated to (English-language) women writers? Sign. Me. Up. One can never own too many books by and about women writers.

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re enjoying the series. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.