I recently made a vow to myself to read more books by women, in part to overcome my own bias towards books by white guys (which is, I fear, the default setting for too many of us). In the process I read a whole heap of great books and wanted to share some stories that… Continue reading 5 Weird and Wonderful Short Stories from 5 Outstanding Collections by Women.
I am on the very edge of finishing Joyce Carol Oates' collection The Corn Maiden, and would like to share two passages from the eponymous novella. The first is just an example of great writing: In a dreamlike suspension of emotion shutting the door behind her, switching on a light. Aware of herself as one might… Continue reading Two Quotes From a Great Story