Required Reading Revisited – January 2016

In The Required Reading Revisited Book Club we focus on books considered “Required Reading” by most educational institutions, i.e. books you read (or were supposed to read) in school – either high school or university. Our last meeting of the year was a rousing discussion of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart. The novel itself has a number … Continue reading Required Reading Revisited – January 2016

The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Gets Carsick With John Waters

John Waters - gay pope of trash and vile connoisseur of low culture - attempted something extraordinary, risking life, sanity, and intestinal fortitude for art (or a queasy approximation thereof). Terminally in between films, the notorious, lowbrow director of Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. Demented, Hairspray, and a dozen more celluloid slimeballs walked out of his … Continue reading The Stand Up Sit Down Book Club Gets Carsick With John Waters

Graphic Novel Gift Guide from your Friendly Neighborhood Feminist

This post comes from our children's inventory manager, Demi. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson She's not a girl, she's a shark! Nimona is a magical shapeshifter who has apprenticed herself to the malicious Ballister Blackheart against the do-good schemes of the knightly Ambrosius Goldenloin! Read on for a rollicking, charming adventure with several wonderful twists. Bitch … Continue reading Graphic Novel Gift Guide from your Friendly Neighborhood Feminist