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sajbrfem ([personal profile] sajbrfem) wrote2009-06-03 07:52 pm
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WiSF reading club: this month, The Female Man

Hi everyone,
glad to see so many people have joined up for the Women in SF reading club! Just a reminder that it is time to start reading The Female Man, by Joanna Russ.

I am still trying to get my hands on a copy, but I have made a few enquiries to secondhand book shops and I am feeling pretty confident I will have a copy in the next few days :) While I was looking I did find copies of Russ' Picnic on Paradise, and The Adventures of Alyx to keep me amused until The Female Man turns up. Both are under 200 pages long, which I am pretty thrilled about given my new-media generation attention span (and, you know, that PhD I am writing up!)

While I was book shopping I also found a cheap copy of Introducing Feminism (you know, the light, comic book style ones) which was sitting in the 'self help' section--this amused me greatly but seemed somehow appropriate, after all feminism has certainly been a great help to me :)
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[personal profile] kathmandu 2009-06-04 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
Another place to look for books like these is university libraries. In the U.S., public universities usually let the public into their libraries (after all, they're supported by tax money). They may or may not let members of the public borrow books, but if you have time to go into the library and read, that can be a chance to read out-of-print books that aren't available anywhere else.

Private colleges have more varied policies, but some of them want to stay on good terms with the locals and will also either let local residents get library cards or let local residents come in and read the books in situ.
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[personal profile] allchildren 2009-06-06 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Found a copy today, so I'll be joining in from California!

[identity profile] suzume234.livejournal.com 2009-06-09 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
Got one! My library called today and I went right away and picked it up! : ) This is the first time I've really read feminist literature I think.

How is the book discussion working?

I'll be joining you from Wisconsin.

[identity profile] suzume234.livejournal.com 2009-06-11 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Where are you living? : ) Wisconsin is nice. It's been so cold this summer though!! We do however, have awesome thunder storms! ^_^

ok, sounds good. This will be really interesting!
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[personal profile] jetsilver 2009-06-11 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Looking forward to discussing! I've just finished my read and am mulling it over.
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Need a Dreamwidth Invite Code?

[personal profile] jetsilver 2009-06-11 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
I have a few, and I'd be glad to give them to any bookclubbers who'd like an account.

(Sorry to spam you, [personal profile] sajbrfem)

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I'm so excited!!

[identity profile] suzume234.livejournal.com 2009-06-17 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
(and I just can't hide it)
I can't wait to see what we're going to discuss!!
Amy