Tag Archive | feminism

Melancholy and Eccentricity

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Nagaru Tanigawa, Little, Brown, 2009, 208 pages “With that said, Haruhi reached under Asahina’s uniform and began to grope her. Hel-lo? “It’s starting to piss me off. Such a cutie’s sporting bigger ones than me!” Asahina struggled and kicked, her face bright red, but she couldn’t overcome the difference […]

It’s all in the names

Graceling – Kristin Cashore, Harcourt, 2008, 480 pages Finished August 2012 Here we have yet another adventurous, slightly fantastical piece of young adult fiction with a strong female character, some romance, and lots of evil plotting that must be overcome. In a kingdom where some people are “graced” with special gifts or powers, Katsa bears […]

Summer reading, in short.

Summer reading, in short.

Somewhere in between the unbearably muggy days, weekend daytrips, going back to Canada for a visit, and coaching Japanese junior high kids for the English speech contest (success! we brought home a trophy), my stack of books has been growing but none of them seem to be getting finished. This clearly has to something to […]