zird is the word (lizardek) wrote,
zird is the word

  • Mood:
  • Music:


When the Modern Library published its list of the top 100 20th century English-language novels, Feminista.com was outraged that the list, compiled by a panel of NINE men and ONE woman, included 92 works by men, and 8 by women. So they made their own list:

100 Great 20th Century English-language Works of Fiction by Women

I've got some reading to do. As usual. :)

(thanks to ricecricket for posting this in alphabet_soup!)


Upon hearing that Joan Aiken passed away recently and reading several LJ journals praise of her work, I realized that I might somehow have made it through my childhood without reading any of her books, and especially her best-known, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. I plan to rectify this pathetic oversight quickly. However, upon further reflection, I realized I had indeed read something by her, and that one of her collections of short stories was one I read as an adolescent and the images it gave me were so powerful that I hunted it down and found it again as an adult: A Necklace of Raindrops. I've probably read other books by her in my mad library-fiend days, but none that stuck out quite so much. Now I'm off to re-read and regress. :)
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.