Looking at my list of literary heroines again, I suddenly realised that almost of my picks are white (Katniss Everdeen excepted).
This is a gross oversight that needs to be fixed, so I’m calling all of you up to tell me who your favourite literary heroine of colour is!
Thank you all for responding to my life-changing reads question!
I love hearing your stories (and have read every single one of them so far), so keep them coming!
I have a question for you all, because I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately:
Which book was a life-changing read for you and why?
I was on the train home, thinking about whatever happened to my childhood dream of becoming a writer, when suddenly I noticed that the woman sitting opposite me was Connie Palmen, a famous Dutch author.
…I’m still not sure if this was the universe giving me a sign of encouragement or a warning.
I’ve spent ten delicious days visiting friends and family in the UK (Nottingham, Liverpool, West Kirby, Chester, Llandubno, and Conwy) and had a really good time exploring all the different castles, abbeys, and D.H. Lawrence’s birth house.
I should be able to put up a picture of the books I bought later today!
Well, I’m off for a short holiday in the UK! I’ll be visiting Nottingham and Liverpool for about ten days, so there will be no updates and I probably won’t be answering messages either.
See you all when I get back!
The Official Blog of Brilliance launch has been delayed ever so slightly because I am an idiot. I somehow managed to screw up the lay-out and now my IT-savvy friend has to put it all back to the way it was.
Today’s lesson: I should just stick to writing and leave IT things to people who actually know how websites work.
In response to some of your comments:
Yes, I think that Wilfred Owen had a massive crush on Sassoon at the very least (i mean, come on), but since we don’t know if anything actually happened between the two, I’d still call their relationship a friendship.
I am just thrilled that the Persephone Books post is doing so well (over 12,000 notes as of today!), they really deserve the publicity.
Do you think they’d send me a gift certificate for my troubles
I have a question for my British followers:
I’m going to visit Liverpool and Nottingham this summer (I’ve got relatives there) and I was wondering if there are any literary sights I should see. Museums, book shops, anything else I might be interested in, I’m open to suggestions!