Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Challenges? You have got to be kidding!

I find myself unable to resist signing up for some more challenges. I have been making good progress on the ones in progress. I finished the Much Ado About Shakespeare and Centuries challenges. I have only one more book for the Numbers and GLBT challenges. I am considering, however, going up a level on the GLBT Challenge. Given the progress I have made, I thought perhaps I have room for some more challenges.

I have kept my eye on the Women Unbound Challenge for some time. Today I checked out the book Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation from my local library as a catalyst for signing up for the challenge. I must say that I feel a little weird reading the book since I am male. But I did see a favorable review of the book by a man on Amazon. Plus the Reader's Bill of Rights says I can read whatever I want to. Anyway, here are some of the books I am considering reading for this challenge:

  1. Flow: the Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim

  2. The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women by Jessica Valenti

  3. Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement by Joyce, Kathryn

  4. O: The Intimate History of the Orgasm by Jonathan Margolis

  5. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

  6. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

  7. Infidel by A. H. Ali

  8. Grotesque by N. Kirino

I will also be participating in the Orbis Terrarum Challenge. But no list of possibles for this one. I like to wander through the library picking things at random for this challenge.

1 comment:

bethany (dreadlock girl) said...

Welcome!! I think wandering picking up international fare sounds wonderful. I like doing that myself :)