Dispatches from Ladyblogland

So much good reading this week!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

We’re falling for Dispatches this week.

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The Year of Reading Women: Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel makes for a good literary celebrity around here: She’s won the Booker Prize twice, and the stage adaptations of her winning books are doing well. She’s progressed so far in the celebrity circus that her views are now “controversial” (the media love bringing up her words about the Duchess of Cambridge, although nobody has bothered to read the whole transcript of the speech in question, so pretty normal procedure there). I suspect she wishes she wasn’t quite so famous by now. Read More The Year of Reading Women: Hilary Mantel

True Blood Recap: S4, E8 ““ “Spellbound”

“Sorry man, I stopped listening about half way through.”

You and me both, Jason. You and me both. We are halfway through what should have been the best season of True Blood so far ““ the witch war and Sookie/Eric should have been plenty to propel the storyline ““ and I’m about ready to stop listening.   Read More True Blood Recap: S4, E8 ““ “Spellbound”

True Blood Recap: S4, E7 ““ “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”

Since when has any fanatic been held back by the improbability of their righteous mission?

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