Oh no my library loan ran out on Waking the Moon how tragic that I don’t get to finish.
In addition to the Book About Writing Craft that I’m reading, I started readingÂ She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard, and while it’s enjoyable in a way, I have this sneaking suspicion that it’s not going to end how I’d like it to.
If anyone wants to start a turn-of-the-century feminist/utopia/adventure book club, I amÂ in. Tentative syllabus:Â She,Â Herland,Â The Sultana’s Dream,Â Mizora, New Amazonia, Man’s Rights… Arqtiq sounds fun, being described as “exuberantly incoherent” so how can I resist? As a voice on the other side,Â The Republic of the Future andÂ Unveiling a Parallel, maybe?
I spent some time on Wikipedia just now and had a lot of fun.
I’m really into fairy tales this week.
East of the Sun and West of the MoonÂ -Â A fairy tale from Norway.
She rode a long, long way, until they came to a large steep cliff. The white bear knocked on it. A door opened, and they came into a castle, where there were many rooms all lit up; rooms gleaming with silver and gold. Further, there was a table set there, and it was all as grand as grand could be. Then the white bear gave her a silver bell; and when she wanted anything, she only had to ring it, and she would get it at once.
Our Fairy Tales Ourselves: Storytelling From East to WestÂ – Fairy tales and stories beyond the Hero’s Journey. I added quite a few things to my to-read list from this essay.