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Today is the last day for Three Weeks for Dreamwidth, and I'd love to see the tag standing out on the latest things page, so I'm encouraging everyone who can to make a small post to their journal and tag it threeweeksfordreamwidth.

I joined Goodreads a while back, but I found it to be a bit difficult to navigate, so I didn't do much with it at first. I can't be bothered recording all the books I've read in the past. But now I've joined a feminist reading group, and it's turning out pretty awesome. The best thing about it is that I've friended some of the more prolific readers in the group so that every time they add something to their "to read" list I get an email notification. This has given me a whole bunch of great recs. I've never had anyone rec so many interesting books to me before, and I'm loving it. Anyone else on Goodreads?
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Finished a couple of books.

Literary Theory A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler
The End of Gender: A Psychological Autopsy by Shari L. Thurer

I think I got both of these from [personal profile] princessofgeeks

more )
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I just finished reading Octavia Butler's short story, "The Evening and the Morning and the Night." Why have I not read more of her stuff? I read one of her books a few years ago -I think it was "Parable of the Sower"- and enjoyed it immensely, but it was just at the time I was getting heavily into online fandom, and I wasn't reading many books. Butler has a way of taking some not very highly valued quality associated with femininity and raising it up to superpower status. How much do I love that? Lots. I'm a sucker for destiny and secret abilities and world saving and all that, and she brings it for women in a way no one else I've ever read does, not just copying off male writers, but making something new and fresh.

I've started watching Carnivale, now that everyone else has seen it. I'm about halfway through season one, and having very mixed feelings about it.

spoilery for first half of season one )


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