What I Just Finished Reading:
The Death Pit by Tony Strong. It's been a couple of days... I'm still not actually sure how I feel about this book. It's not great... it's interesting... I don't know. You read it. Tell me what you think. It's stumped me.
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. I've read such mixed reviews about Paula Vogel. It seems critics either love her or hate her. I love her. This play, which touches on subjects of rape, sexual abuse, incest and alcoholism, is easily one of the best things I've ever read.
What I'm Reading Now:
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. I've only just begun this, but after reading Paula Vogel this seemed like a good place to turn.
The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability by Kristen Hogan. If you're interested in intersectional feminism in any way, I would consider this a must read. I'll have a full review for it when I'm done, I'm sure.
What I'm Listening to:
Popaganda & Backtalk from Bitch Media. This podcast bounces between pop culture and current events, and they discuss absolutely everything.
Vagina Chronicles Podcast. You know the consciousness raising groups of second wave feminism? This is that, only in a podcast.
What I'm Watching:
She's Beautiful When She's Angry. FANTASTIC summary of the second wave of feminism, and sure to spark some critical discussions of where the "third wave" needs to go. Also, this is a healthy reminder of what works in any social movement, and why it's important to stay vigilant and keep a close eye on where society is headed in regards to marginalized people.
Warrior Women. Grace O'Malley is one of my favorite historical figures. She was a pirate and a chieftain in 16th century Ireland. Lucy Lawless telling her story is one of my favorite things. She always discusses Mulan, Boudica and Lozen.
What I'm Doing:
The next ten people to add me as a friend on goodreads and send me a message about this blog post will get a free ebook of By The River.
Also, for the next week I'm abandoning my own Instagram and taking over BGP Publishing's account. Expect lots of photos of the orange cat and the naughty ferret.