At the bottom of this post is a book review I posted on Goodreads for a non-fiction piece I finished reading, but I have quite a few other things I want to gather up and share with you today as I’ve been cleaning up my virtual desk, so to speak
- I have a book review up in The Rumpus. It was a honor to read the book in question, to write a review and then to also have it accepted at The Rumpus so huzzah all around!
- I am also reading the essay/memoir pieces in the newest issue of Hippocampus Magazine so I have to recommend it again. Terrific variety and the magazine is even easy to read on a mobile phone. Or, at least it is on mine!
- And since this is really on a non-fiction kick so far (with a sorta link to poetry) I think I’ll let it continue this trend by self-publishing another non-fiction piece I wrote about Lay-Away!
- And the final two things I’ll post today are two very different videos that are both fairly short so look to the bottom of the post!
Full disclosure in two parts: 1 – I am a nerd; 2 – The author of this book is a colleague of mine although we don’t know each other very well, just well enough that I was thrilled to pick up a copy of this book.
Dr. Ginn’s “Our Space, Our Place” dealing with women in the worlds of Sci-Fi TV is part academic guide to the TV shows, literary analysis and psychological study. Dr. Ginn is a psychologist with a keen interest in women’s study as well as the world of science fiction.
While there are parts of this book that are very academic and other areas that necessitate summary (especially if you haven’t watched a particular show. For example, Dr. Ginn discusses Andromeda which I never had a chance to watch), overall this is a book that will be engaging to a variety of readers. If you are a fan of sci-fi (especially the TV variety), interested in women’s studies and/or needing a text for academic purposes you can’t go wrong with this thin volume. I read it straight through, but I could definitely see it as a tool for research. And, perhaps for me, a place to jump off into some poems since she discusses (in great detail) one of my favorite Sci-Fi TV shows: Farscape.
What would you want your final status update to be? What about your archives:
And, then thinking about some unique schools that started in NC!
See you for Thursday Poem Share tomorrow!
Small additional note for those of you keeping up with my Fat Girl marketing: Day 1-YouTube 2-Blog 3-(today) Google +! And I think that final status update video would make a really good writing prompt!