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Tara Calaby

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Tara Calaby is a a British-Australian writer and editor, currently living in Melbourne, Australia. She has qualifications in editing, a Master of Arts in ancient history and a Master of Letters in creative writing. She spends a lot of time reading, ranting about politics, watching Britcom and procrastinating. Sometimes she actually does a bit of writing or editing.

Her first national publication credit was a rhyming poem about friendship in Dolly magazine. It was awful, but at least it wasn't about a boy.

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Tara Calaby Alas, no :( But I've had Butler on my Need To Try list for some time now. I'll get around to it eventually! (So many books. So little time.)
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This is an author profile, but I am very much on GR as a reader. I will not spam you with recommendations of stuff I'm in and I realise that three star reviews are good! I am always very happy to accept Goodreads friends requests from other genuine site users, especially if we have similar tastes in books :)

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Double Jeopardy by Virginia B. Morris
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This was an in-depth and enjoyable review of female killers in Victorian fiction, focussing on several key authors such as Elliot and Collins.
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The Transgender Studies Reader by Susan Stryker
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This is an excellent collection of essays about trans subjects. While it has a trans accepting perspective overall, it also includes essays by anti-trans writers, which I think makes it a more useful academic collection.
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Amending the Abject Body by Deborah Covino
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Read for uni. Fairly straightforward, if somewhat repetitive book. Reads a bit like a PhD. Useful if you're studying cosmetic surgery, though.
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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine by Dan Rabarts
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Bodies by Susie Orbach
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This is an easy read that is a good introduction to a lot of bodily-related concepts, with a particular emphasis on our (and society's) need to change our bodies.
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Breaking the Silence by Fadela Amara
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I've read a few books on similar topics recently, but I found this one the most compelling, because it was written by someone talking about her own lived experience, instead of by an anthropologist looking in from the outside. An interesting take on ...more
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Through the Hourglass by Sacchi Green
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Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod
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This book has a lot of very important things to say that will really make you think. I found that it began to get a little repetitive towards the end, and I feel like the arguments of the last couple of chapters were a little disjointed, but overall, ...more
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Growing Up Girls by Sharon R. Mazzarella
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Not great. I quite enjoyed the sections where girls talked to their mothers, although they weren't exactly academic. The article on Sweet Valley actually contained a lot of big errors, which was disappointing.
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The Politics of the Veil by Joan Wallach Scott
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“Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.”
Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Daphne du Maurier
“Little notes, scrawled on half-sheets of paper, and letters, when he was away, page after page, intimate, their news. Her voice, echoing through the house, and down the garden, careless and familiar like the writing in the book.
And I had to call him Maxim.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

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“I know that this is as close as I'll ever get. He's broken in ways I'm not.”
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Ernest Hemingway
“But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”
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Nandakishore Varma Thanks for accepting my friend request. We have a lot of books in common across the genres.


Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Tara.


Wendy Darling Thanks so much for the friendvite and the lovely note, Tara. I really appreciate your taking the time to write something about what happened, as it's been a bit of a zoo here lately. Aside from all that, I look forward to chatting books with you, too! :)


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