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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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Date: 2009-06-04 04:20 am (UTC)
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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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