Twitterature February 2014

Welcome to Twitterature for February 2014. As always linking up with the wonderful Moderns Mrs. Darcy.

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Valenti: Powerful, thought-provoking and oh so important. #MustRead

How to Self-Promote without Being a Jerk by Bruce Kasanoff: Great introduction on networking & self-promoting without being an arse, but fairly basic level.

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson: Expected to love this, but it was long, drawn-out and imo not very engaging. #SkipIt

 

What have you been reading this month? As always I invite you to find me and connect with me on Goodreads.

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  1. I really liked Gilead! My theory (and it’s still in progress and could be completely off base) is that there are readers who enjoy the slowly developing, poetically written novels–and those who don’t. Maybe it’s a continuum, and not an either/or, because I get bored if *nothing* ever happens, but I don’t mind a slow moving plot if the writing is lovely.

    Very curious about the other two. Thanks for sharing your reading with us!

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    • I did find the writing of Gilead lovely, and it wasn’t even that I didn’t like the plot, I just found it way too slow. And it isn’t even that long of a book. I was surprised though, as so many people with similar taste to mine have read and loved it.

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  2. I’ve read “The Schopenhauer cure” by Irvin Yalom with I really really liked! Currently reading “The discovery of slowness” by Sten Nadolny which is a completely different sort of novel but also a very interesting and enjoyable read. 🙂

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    • Discovery of Slowness sounds interesting, let me know what you think of it!

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      • I think it was very good to read! The way the author wrote the book is very much in line with the main character’s ways of thinking and being, and that fascinated me, as well as how he transformed his “weakness” (slowness) into a strength and a philosophy of life. The author took some artistic freedom on the character however, because the actual John Franklin apparently wasn’t like that.

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