Dealing with Dragons Review

When I was told that Patricia Wrede‘s Dealing with Dragons book had knights, dragons, princesses, talking frogs, wizards, and witches in it, I probably made a weird, scrunched up face. It sounds like the typical damsel in distress (and there are some of them in the story) in a fantasy setting. But Dealing with Dragons is not quite… Read More

The Whimsy & Utter Terror of Fairy Land #1

Catherynne Valente’s “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” is the first book I’ve read in a long time where I put it down and thought to myself “now I have to go and buy a copy”. Given that I work at a library and do all my reading gratis (which, by… Read More

Women’s Mags and How They Hurt Us

This gem of a book, “The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media” is the child of the similarly named website, and takes on the challenge of convincing the new or soon-to-be feminist why we need feminism, and reminding the converted they are not alone in the cause. It takes some serious chutzpah to tackle… Read More