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Treasures of Ireland by A.T. Lucas
" I do not doubt Tony Lucas' erudition—he published widely and was a well-regarded scholar. However, he retired in 1976 and died in 1986. Scholarship ha ...more "
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Avengers Assemble by Brian Michael Bendis
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A fun conceit—a review of some of the key points of fifty years of Avengers comics as told through interviews with the characters themselves. This makes it a useful primer for people like me who are much more familiar with the cinematic than the comi ...more
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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Summer Before the War
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A five star book for the first half; a two-and-a-half to three star book by the end; all of which averages out to about four stars. The Summer Before the War is strongest when Simonson is sketching out life in a small Sussex village, the new home of ...more
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Superman Vol. 1 by Gene Luen Yang
"I was really looking forward to seeing Gene Luen Yang's take on Superman, but man. This is like everything I hate about modern interpretations of the character in one volume. He's with Diana, not with Lois; he's in those stupid jeans (and the char..." Read more of this review »
History Matters by Judith M. Bennett
" Bennett here would argue that we apply a lot of anachronistic labels backwards all the time—housewife, heterosexual, etc—and rarely pause to quibble a ...more "
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This short book, by a very distinguished medieval historian, argues that the study of the past—particularly the pre-modern past—is vital to the feminist movement. Judith Bennett believes that in the decades since the 1970s, historians who study women ...more
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Ursula K. Le Guin
“If it is a human thing to do to put something you want, because it's useful, edible, or beautiful, into a bag, or a basket, or a bit of rolled bark or leaf, or a net woven of your own hair, or what have you, and then take it home with you, home being another, larger kind of pouch or bag, a container for people, and then later on you take it out and eat it or share it or store it up for winter in a solider container or put it in the medicine bundle or the shrine or the museum, the holy place, the area that contains what is sacred, and then the next day you probably do much the same again—if to do that is human, if that's what it takes, then I am a human being after all. Fully, freely, gladly, for the first time....

[T]he proper, fitting shape of the novel might be that of a sack, a bag. A book holds words. Words hold things. They bear meanings. A novel is a medicine bundle, holding things in a particular, powerful relation to one another and to us."

—"The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”
Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

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