When I was told that Patricia Wrede‘s Dealing with Dragons book had knights, dragons, princesses, talking frogs, wizards, and witches in it, I probably made a weird, scrunched up face. It sounds like the typical damsel in distress (and there are some of them in the story) in a fantasy setting. But Dealing with Dragons is not quite… Read More
From She Shed to Nerd Nook?
Image credit: Bob Harvey [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons I was innocently browsing a prestigious internet website that definitely didn’t have silly quizzes for me to take, when I found an article about She Sheds. It presented them as “the answer to the Man Cave”. I read it and moved on, but then heard… Read More
Why Harry Potter fans should read Septimus Heap
If you find yourself wishing there were more Harry Potter books to read, or just want something similar but don’t want to re-read the series for the hundredth time, I definitely have a book series for you: Septimus Heap by Angie Sage. This seven book, middle grade series is a nice, quick read, and the pages… Read More
Happy Women’s History Month!
We’re halfway through Women’s History Month! As I’ve been looking at women in history for this post, there are so many that remind me of Sir Stephen Spendor’s poem The Truly Great. Women who were brave. Women who were contrary. Women who “wore at their hearts the fire’s centre” and “left the vivid air signed… Read More
Women, Armor, and Magic the Gathering
I did a lot of researching for this post. What I was looking for were opinions on Magic: The Gathering’s representation of women. Because there are so many cards, I was hoping to find a perspective from someone who has been playing the game for awhile and who knows almost all of them. I only… Read More
Agent Carter: Awesome, but Rushed
For the last eight Tuesday nights, my world has been rocked by Agent Carter and her impressive, strong, womanly ways. At first, having only heard it by name, I wrote the show off as yet another mysterious-handsome-detective-man story. I rolled my eyes and thought “Great. Another show about some guy with a team that has guns.”… Read More