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June 15th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 12:22 pm: Looking for literature with Themes of Motherhood in times of war
Hey everyone. I was wondering if you guys can suggest some short stories, poems, or fictional novels that are about motherhood in times of national wars. I prefer contemporary American literature. This request is for my thesis. Motherhood and war is only one of the themes that I am proposing to pursue. I got my idea from the poem "The Mother/Child Papers" by Alicia Ostriker and Judith Merril's short story "That Only a Mother" and her early fiction Shadow on the Hearth.

June 9th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 10:50 pm: Fictions, novels, poems, short stories about motherhood
Hey everyone,
I am in the midst of researching for my thesis for my M.A. degree and well, I am really disappointed that I can't read the books that I really want to read. As my topic is on contemporary American fiction, I was wondering if you guys can recommend some of your favorite fictions that dealt with the themes of motherhood. Any works you can think of that are similar to Evelyn Scot's Escapade and
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Hey everyone,
I am in the midst of researching for my thesis for my M.A. degree and well, I am really disappointed that I can't read the books that I really want to read. As my topic is on contemporary American fiction, I was wondering if you guys can recommend some of your favorite fictions that dealt with the themes of motherhood. Any works you can think of that are similar to Evelyn Scot's <i>Escapade</i> and <The Narrow House</i>, Sarah Piatt's poetry, and Gorge Egerton's stories are greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


February 6th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 01:49 pm: Dangerously boring book
I am reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri for a class tonight. I am into 50 pages and bored out of my mind. Usually I'd put the book down but i have no choice (It's for school)...

January 12th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 03:04 pm: Slow reads
Well the last book i picked up, Daughter, I put it down after 50 pages because it was moving rfeally slow with little literary affects to keep me interested. I picked up Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton and I just don't see what all the hype is about. I mean its not as slow as Daughter, but the writing isn't as good as I thought it would be. I am on page 100 and I won't put it down. But for those who have read Cry, The Beloved Country, can you tell me some things you liked or disliked about it?
Happy reading!!

January 9th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 12:01 am: Bad reading habits
I don't know how I picked up this bad readnig habits, but I tend to insist on reading books in the order they were published by a particular author. I know some people do it because some authors like Louise Erdrich and Sherman Alexie use the same characters in their works. But I want to know if anyone else does this and why?

January 6th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 01:02 pm: Any particular order? (Louise Erdrich)
I have two Louise Erdrich books: Tracks and The Last Report on the Miracle at Little No Horse. Is there any particular order you suggest I read these books in or do you think it really doesnt make a difference? The reason why this thought came over me is because I read Khalid Hosseini's two books in the order they came out, and I saw a vast improvment in the second book. I really like to look for the same thing in other authors.

January 4th, 2008

imfinallyfound @ 05:20 pm: Should I stop or read on?
I am reading Daughter by asha bandele. It seems like a slow start for me. Do you think i should read it or do you think I should move on?

March 17th, 2007

biblionerd_girl @ 12:01 pm: SO... biblionerds... are we going to pick a book? Or will this site lay wasting away in the dust?
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