Hi and welcome to my first ever blog! I am a twenty-something, English Literature graduate who teaches English as a foreign language. My book blog will mainly consist of female writers (my favourites being Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Simone de Beauvoir). I am particularly interested in feminism – it’s history and relevance today – and how feminist ideas are explored through the medium of fiction. However, sometimes I will read and blog about some key feminist texts (such as Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex and Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch, both of these have been gathering dust on my never-ending ‘To Be Read’ pile!).
I also have some specific goals for this blog, which I will set out here:
- To read all of the works by Angela Carter.
- To read all of the works by Margaret Atwood.
- To read all of the Persephone Books collection – a small London publishing company that has reprinted over 100 neglected fiction and non-fiction books by twentieth-century female writers.
- To read all of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winners from 1996 to the present.
Along with my towering ‘To Be Read’ pile I am sure these goals will be more than enough to be getting on with! I would also like to include on this blog any literary-related posts to any exhibitions, theatre productions or places I have been to.
I hope you enjoy!