On Being a Bookworm, Part One

Books are the greatest tool of self-discovery and learning. Although the internet is always the first and last place I go for the most up-to-date feminist theory and news, I have really neglected my bibliomania lately. With the semester over, I thought I would walk myself down to the public library and read some books I have put on my mental “to-do” list ages ago.

My local public library is fantastic. Over three stories filled with the most diverse and interesting books gave me a lot to work from. Here’s my book list for those interested:

  1. Refusing to Be a Man – John Stoltenberg
  2. The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
  3. Pornified – Pamela Paul
  4. The Dialectic of Sex – Shulamith Firestone
  5. The Macho Paradox – Jackson Katz
  6. Scapegoat – Andrea Dworkin
  7. The Gate to Women’s Country – Sheri S. Tepper

All of the above are non-fiction, except for Tepper’s novel. I have read about or part of all of these books in my theory classes, but never in whole. Summer is a great time to rectify my ignorance. As I go through the books in the following weeks, I will try to post particularly striking passages and my reactions to them for the blogosphere’s perusal.

Look for part two in this series soon!


Posted on May 20, 2008, in Female Impersonator, Feminism, Reading. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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