Greek Tragedy

Discussion Point: Women as Their Own Writers

One thing that I've been thinking a lot about - through my first degree, and what have you - is that women writers keep getting screwed around with in regard to what they do. The influence on the writer, the fact that they're "ghetto-ized" in some ways into "non-real" writing.

For example, if you look at Austin or Nora Roberts, they're placed in the category of writers "for women", or even for "youth" now.

Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

Excerpt: Medicine, Horses, & Motherhood

I have permission from publisher Sunstone Press to distribute an excerpt from an unusual crossover novel by Texas surgeon Barbara Bergin. "Endings" mixes Bergin's own worlds of medicine, horses, and motherhood with a strong romantic core.

It's the story of Leslie Cohen, a 40-year-old doctor who perpetually takes temporary "locum tenens" assignments to stay on the move. While filling in for an orthopedist in Abilene, Texas, she meets a man who might make her quit running.

"Endings" is laced with loving descriptions of ranch and horse life, packed with fascinating accounts of medical procedures, and loaded with mystery surrounding Leslie's hidden history.

The excerpt is entitled "Reining" and is a detailed scene at a horse event that Leslie and her date attend. It shows off the author's background as a nationally ranked horsewoman.

You can read the excerpt at the following URL:

http://www.authorviews.com/authors/bergin/excerpt.php
nat jenkins

Uglies trilogy

Crazy for it over here, folks. Scott Westerfeld has me hooked on Tally Youngblood. Her character caught my eye right away. The way her mind works, the actions she takes, everything.

These books are just, gahh! :D Anybody find them as fascinating as I do? Or do I just not sit down and get my hands on a good book too often? Heh.
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Liz Curtis Higgs

Hi,

I'm new. :) I'm Anna and love classics, Elisabeth Elliot, Christian fiction, Ted Dekker, LotR & Narnia.

I was wondering if anyone here has read any books by Liz Curtis Higgs. Mainly The Lowlands of Scotland series? :) I adored all four books and am eager for discussion!

Have a beautiful day!
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Prayer-Cushions of the Flesh

Has anyone read this book? Wow... I'm still reeling about it. I rented it from the library yesterday, and finished it this afternoon. It's only about 100 pages, but it's quite a story.

So, if anyone's read it, let's discuss! I'm eager to hear your thoughts.

If you haven't read it, check it out. Like I said, it's only 100 pages and, although it's different, it's definitely interesting!
Bunny

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I just bought the book Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire. I don't know if anyone has read any of his books, but he likes to delve into the "what could've/should've been" regarding fairy tales. This particular book is about Snow White, but he also has books about The Wicked Witch of the West, and the Ugly Stepsisters. I hope it'll be good, and with my new job this book will actually take some time to read, too!
Bunny

Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities

I am about halfway through this book, which is by Alexandra Robbins. It is an absolutely wonderful look into the lives of 4 sorority girls from a state university in the South. Although some of the information does make sorority life look bad, I truly believe that the author is simply telling the truth and presenting the facts, leaving the reader the ability to make up her own mind. I highly recommend this book, especially as someone who went through the rushing process but decided against joining for the same reasons presented in the book.

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I hope you all are getting the chance to read as much as I am this summer!
Bunny

Best Friends

Oh.. my.. goodness! This book officially rivals The Red Tent as my favorite "grown up" book. The author, Martha Moody, is a wonderful writer and the story is absolutely great. I loved this book and could not put it down. As always, here is the Barnes and Noble synopsis. I highly recommend you run right out and buy this book!!

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