Posts Tagged ‘ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge ’

A to Z challenge: Banana Yoshimoto

Today's awesome lady author is Banana Yoshimoto. [caption id="attachment_5785" align="aligncenter" width="600"] image by Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images[/caption] While Banana may share a common ethnicity with the ninja I wrote about on my ninja blog, her writing is about as far away from the battlefield fighting and violence as you can get. Oddly, Wikipedia classifies her as a writer of Continue Reading...

A to Z challenge: Xue Xinran

You're thinking I'm stumped for X, aren't you? Well guess what? YOU'RE WRONG! X writers are not as insanely difficult to find if you're not married to focusing solely on native English speakers. I hit the jackpot when I found double-X Xue Xinran (thank you, Wikipedia!), a Chinese-born journalist who currently lives in the UK. She's written several books, including her magnum opus, The Good Continue Reading...

A to Z challenge: Inga Muscio

M is most definitely for Inga Muscio. If you're a young lady of a certain age, you've undoubtedly read her most famous work, Cunt. Don't be alarmed by its "cuss word" title; it's all about how to reclaim this word for what it really means, and how the denigration of the words we use to describe women and their bodies has meant a denigration of women as a whole. (If you click the book cover, Continue Reading...

A to Z blog challenge starts with Awesome Lady Authors

The A to Z blog challenge starts today, and I've chosen the theme of Awesome Lady Authors to keep this thing rolling. By my rules, I'm looking for authors with corresponding last names, but will cheat by using a first name that matches if I'm really stuck. (X Lady Author, you are still up in the air. Paging lady authors with last names that start with X...) Okay, so A is a pretty easy one to Continue Reading...

Life is all about challenges

As astute readers of this blog may have noticed from my sidebar that I've recently signed up for a few reading challenges: the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and the Books That Made Me Love Reading Challenge. The decision to sign up was simple, since I'm the type of writer who enjoys a good challenge. (I did, after all, write an entire novel in just 3 days.) But I've also been wondering Continue Reading...