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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s our roundup of the best that ladyblogland had to offer.

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Books

Totally Awesome Women in Fiction

It’s hard to find novels with female characters who read like actual women. In this list of some of my favourites, I’ve tried to present women who lead their own lives, who aren’t sidelined for men, whose stories don’t revolve around other people, and who have depth and complexity existing beyond the necessities of plot. […]

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Crossposts

Origin Stories: The Handmaid’s Tale

“I want to be held and told my name. I want to be valued, in ways that I am not; I want to be more than valuable. I repeat my former name; remind myself of what I once could do, how others saw me. I want to steal something.” –The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

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Book Club

Book Club Slash Open Thread Extravaganza!

I feel like you can’t really type Extravaganza! without adding an exclamation point. It’s almost Friday! Let’s get the evening started with some bookishness, and some music for the OTers, shall we?

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Open Thread

Book Clubbing Open Thread

Hello! Happy Thursday night!  We’re here to talk books while we share some space with the open threaders. Last week I asked for some suggestions, and you all really came through! Learn which book we’ll be tackling next, after the cut.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll – 5/11/10

We’re halfway through the week already! I hope everyone is having as smooth of a week as we are having over in our Persephone offices. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: Polyvore for Badasses

Meghan is starting a brand-new and exciting job this week, so she’s taken the week away from writing for us.  I miss her weekly forays into Polyvore, so like a good editor, I’m picking up the slack.  What could be more appropriate than creating stylish outfits for some of my favorite Middlemarch Madness contenders?