Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Required Reading

I've been reading a lot lately, and that's part of the reason I haven't been writing so much. I'm soaking in others' words rather than generating my own. I need to do both all the time, but it can be hard, and there are days when the reading really needs to take over. I'll probably have more to say about Diana Wynne Jones and George MacDonald before too long (present and past masters of English fantasy writing for children), but for the moment I will simply leave you with two links. If you thought you'd read all you wanted to about Caitlin Flanagan, you are wrong. Jen Lawrence, of MUBAR and the LiteraryMama blog, scored an interview with her that is excerpted here, in this profile, and also reviewed the book, here. What I take from this writing is that Jen Lawrence, not Caitlin Flanagan, deserves to be the next voice of feminist at-home mothering. And anything else she wants to write about.

2 comments:

tomama said...

I'm blushing. Thanks for the link!

Jen

H.A.Page said...

That was a nice piece -- the interview -- thanks for the link. My first time here...

Read your definition of midlife...it made me think of defining myself as a mother... in not too long I will have been a mother longer than I was not a mother.

That is more defining than mid-life, no matter how you come at the definition of aging and self-defining...

Cheers.