Why, hello there!
“Hello, Sady,” I imagine you to be saying. “What the heck are you up to? Aren’t you supposed to be writing about books?”
Well, yes! But, first of all, some nice people offered me money to write about something else. So I did it, and now the dog can eat. Mission Accomplished! That mission being: Having an alive dog! Second, I decided that, in order to write about books, I would have to actually, you know… read some. Rather than just vaguely recall things to pass along a thumbs-up about! So that “writing about books” project will now be spread out over the month, in order to better serve the WHIMS OF ERIN, and also give me space to write about other things. Thus far, I’ve read like every book by Colette I own plus some biographies, tried to hack La Batarde again, read Anne Sexton’s letters and some interviews, and generally just farted around looking for books that are Of Interest To The Ladies, or of interest to me specifically, without being, like, feminist textbooks or stuff that is boringly I-Approve-Of-This-Because-Strong-Female-Characters-y. Feel free to leave suggestions in Ye Olde Comments!
HOWEVER, there are some things for you to be alerted to, this Monday. And I will tell you about them now!
- Are you aware that our very own C.L. Minou was named BlogHer’s voice of the week, for her excellent if upsetting exegesis of this 911 call? Yep. (Are you aware that I had to delete 97,000 comments from people who were just like, “but you don’t know how irritating people who call 911 are?” No. But I did! I deleted them! Eat it, 911-caller-haters!)
- Were you similarly aware that I had an interview over at The Daily Femme? Well, I did. They asked me lots of questions I was not qualified to answer, and then I answered them anyway, and then they trimmed my answers down to manageable length and removed most of that weird Germano-Klingon sentence structure I always use when speaking to people whilst nervous, for which: Thanks I, yeah, really, I want to, like, it’s important to thank people, and you specifically maybe, maybe you relate to this that I sometimes, when sometimes thanking people I, sometimes I worry we don’t thank when we could be thanking but thanks I, yeah, thanks Daily Femme.
- Also: Do you like readings? I bet you do! Would you like to see me read? Let’s pretend the answer is not “maybe,” because I will be appearing on Wednesday at the Paper Cone Reading Series! To read! To you! And maybe sign your body, in some compromising way. WHO KNOWS. Delightful information is at the link!
And there you go. This has been a Boring Housekeeping Post, because today: Well, today I am boring. But this week will not be, I am pretty sure!