It’s time for my newest installment of my 2017 reading project. This edition focuses on the first female poet to become popular during her own life time. Katherine Philips wrote about her political convictions, marriage, and the beauty of female friendships.
I have really fallen short with my devotion to Women’s History Month. My goal was to feature one woman per day on my blog, but alas! I set my bar too high, and could not meet my own standard. It has been a busy month as I’ve been working extra shifts because I have a large tax bill to pay next month, I’ve also had to make multiple trips to the dentist and now I’m battling a small bout of illness. No matter, I shall take this time to resume my dedication to recognizing admirable women. Reader, you are in for a treat today as I will provide you with commentary on 5 of my favorite women writers and why I love their works.
Today’s post is a two-fer. Two-for-one. Margaret Cavendish is listed on my 2017 reading project, and this is Women’s History Month, so what better way to celebrate her life and work? You know the saying “well behaved women rarely make history?” Margaret’s life and work prove that that expression is not without merit. Despite having the title of Duchess, Margaret did not behave like the gentle, demure woman that society wanted her to be. Continue reading “Margaret Cavendish”
After two days of skipping out on my devotion to Women’s History Month, I’ve decided to return with an entry about the deeply moving novel I just finished and its’ brilliant author. Pachinko was my February Book of the Month Club selection, and I’m patting myself on the back for picking this baby out! There are very few books I’ve been as grateful to receive in the mail, and I can tell you I will recommend this book to every single one of my friends.
My fourth installment in my tribute to Women’s History Month is the mesmerizing Dolly Parton. Facts about Dolly are widely available, so this is just a quickie post to tell the world what I love about her. Continue reading “Dolly Parton”
For the third day of Women’s History month I invite you to read my ode to Toni Morrison Continue reading “Toni Morrison”
In honor of March being Women’s History month I have made it my mission to post about one woman per day. I’m posting about a variety of women, women who are brave or admirable. Women who in some measure make the world a better place to be. However, I have also decided to put together a Women’s History Month reading list. It’s short, but Women’s History Month is only 31 days long. Here are a few of my favorite books that have been written by women that explore the idea of what it means to be a woman. All of the books on this list have resonated with me in some manner, I feel like each of them changed or shaped my thinking in some way, and after the completion of each book I haven’t been able to let any of them go. I hope you enjoy!