What I Read – May 2023

Read: Life and Holiness - Thomas Merton (Herder and Herder, 1963) Stone Blind - Natalie Haynes (Harper, 2022) Picnic at Hanging Rock - Joan Lindsay (Penguin Books, 2017) Cousins - Aurora Venturini (translated from the Spanish by Kit Maude) (Soft Skull Press, 2023) When Women Were Dragons - Kelly Barnhill (Random House Audio, 2022) Life… Continue reading What I Read – May 2023

Book Review: Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

The legend of Medusa is one that is known to most Western readers, I imagine. A hideous and fearsome monster. A Gorgon with snakes instead of hair who turns all who gaze upon her into stone. In Stone Blind, Natalie Haynes opens this legend up, showing us who Medusa is from birth, the curse that… Continue reading Book Review: Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes

What I Read – April 2023

Read: Two-Part Invention - Madeleine L'Engle (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988) Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky (Vintage Classics, 1994) (translated from Russian by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky) Instructions for the Drowning - Steven Heighton (Biblioasis, 2023) The Memory of Animals - Claire Fuller (Tin House, 2023) Shrines of Gaiety - Kate Atkinson (Little,… Continue reading What I Read – April 2023

(Audio) Book Review: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Through a wide variety of voices, Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War, focusing on the many women who were involved. We hear from Penelope, Clytemnestra, Aphrodite, and even the muse Calliope. Much of what we see is what takes place after the fall of Troy - there is a focus on the… Continue reading (Audio) Book Review: A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes