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:
- Refusing to Be a Man – John Stoltenberg
- The Beauty Myth – Naomi Wolf
- Pornified – Pamela Paul
- The Dialectic of Sex – Shulamith Firestone
- The Macho Paradox – Jackson Katz
- Scapegoat – Andrea Dworkin
- 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!