October 1st, 2007

reading

Book Meme

From alchemia

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who used the tag of that book.

Note: I don't really know that the list is still true as of today. I just snagged alchemia's list, not being a Library Thing user myself. I also didn't count them, so I can't verify that there are exactly 106 :-).

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Generally, when I can't stand a book I don't finish it, so there's only one struck out. Of those in plain type, there are some I too have been meaning to read, some I have no interest in, and some I never heard of.
Scott and Logan

Minor (but fun) News

I just heard from Off Our Backs, the feminist magazine, that they have accepted a piece of mine for their special issue on "feminisms and cultures." I'm not sure what's up with the plurals, but that's what the call for manuscripts said some months ago. I sent them an essay on slash fanfic as a feminist endeavor and promptly forgot about it.

Anyway, when I got the note saying they want to publish it I dragged it out and read it. I've certainly written better essays, but this one isn't embarrassingly bad, and it does make points I think are valid and I'll be fine with having my name attached to it. I hope it leads a few non-fanfic-aware feminists to consider reading slash fiction in general, and my fiction in particular :-). And it's very exciting to me to be published in the first feminist periodical I had ever read, back when I was a baby dyke.