Veronica Mars? Justified? The Americans? Not on Netflix streaming. But they are on Amazon Prime, which I know many of y’all have (because two-day shipping). Here’s what’s to watch on Amazon Prime when you’ve finished House of Cards.
I am so freaking sick of “Crazy Cat Lady.” Can we retire that already and replace it with Fanatical Feline Fancier? And who doesn’t love a little alliteration? Continue reading
Welcome to the midweek news. Do you care? Would you rather watch Say Yes to the Dress? Well, sit a spell and see what’s up. You’ll soon be back watching spoiled children choose dresses that equal the cost of a down payment on a house. Continue reading
Around my house, we go through a lot of consumables each week. Four people use a lot of toilet paper, tissues, toothpaste and the like. After running out of toilet paper one too many times late at night, I decided I was going to fix the problem once and for all. I finally started getting household supplies via Amazon Subscribe & Save. Continue reading
The world is a terrible place. That’s why Shark Week exists. To remind us that there are awesome things out in the world. But let’s look at the not-so-awesome stuff first.
When Chicago winter rears its ugly, black icy, snow swirly head, all I want to do is stay inside and read books. I don’t want to work. I don’t want to go out. I don’t want to get the flu, but that happened last week. But you know the great thing about the flu (after I passed out for two days, that is)? I got to stay inside and read books! Here’s what’s currently in my Lucille Bluth tote bag, and a couple others I just finished. Continue reading
It’s science news time again, y’all! We’ve got a couple of the coolest self-portraits ever, alcoholic tree shrews (see if you can spot my truly terrible Shakespeare joke!), and intelligent sharks. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to PMag! Continue reading
Q: Cock rings. Wow. Fucking cock rings. Continue reading
As I sat down at the beginning of this week to decide what my review was going to be, I found myself floundering. I didn’t have anything in my to-read pile that seemed to fit, and nothing I’d read recently but hadn’t reviewed seemed adequate, either. As Friday approached and with it my self-imposed draft deadline, I realized I simply wasn’t going to have one. Continue reading
Diana Wynne Jones has become one of my favorite authors, but I avoided her for years. The problem is that her books are not very blurb-friendly. I don’t know how many times I picked up one of her books, read the back and thought “Meh, maybe next time.” Then came the wonderful day I decided to give her a try. Continue reading
So ladies, Middlemarch Madness is drawing to a close. One week from today we will be tabulating the votes to determine the Supreme Lady of Badassness, she who will wear the coveted Miss Persephone tiara until we do this again next year (if we think our hearts can take it). Continue reading
This week’s review topic was extraordinarily slow to come to me. It wasn’t until I found myself scrounging through Amazon’s Kindle listings and my mom’s bookshelf for in-flight reading material that I really even realized what to write. Then, of course, I realized that my problem was my topic. Continue reading
Living in a small town, I don’t get the chance to have access to a game shop like EB Games close by. This meant I must purchase my PC games online. Continue reading
I placed an order for a Kindle immediately after Amazon announced the price was being lowered (to $139 Wifi and $189 Wifi plus 3G). Traveling is a huge part of my job and I spend an inordinate amount of time sitting in uncomfortable airport chairs, dirty taxi cabs, and lonely hotel rooms. I’m a fast reader and I was tired of my tiny Blackberry screen and the need to plug in my bulky laptop everywhere. Continue reading
Click! When We Knew We Were Feminists / Edited by J. Courtney Sullivan and Courtney E. Martin. Seal Press, 7 April, 2010. U.S. $16.95
It being February, I decided to post my first review with Persephone as a reminder to consider the exclusionary history of feminism in context of the newest versions of feminist thought and practice. A version of this review was originally posted at LibrariAnna.net on August 6, 2010.