|On the shore (Falmouth, Mass.)|
at the corner of your eye I put up the following reviews:
- Our Arcadia, a favorite novel by Robin Lippincott | 2012-09-25
- Just Before August Round-Up: a collective review of Virgins, The Accidental Feminist, The Gay Metropolis, Making Gay History, and Breeders | 2012-07-31
- America and the Pill, a cultural history of birth control pill | 2012-07-24
- I Do, I Don't, an anthology on gay marriage ca. 2004 | 2012-07-17
- Transitions of the Heart, an anthology by mothers of trans kids | 2012-07-10
- 13 books to read instead of Religious Right: The Greatest Threat to Democracy | 2012-06-12
- Big Sex, Little Death, Susie Bright's memoir | 2012-06-19
- To Be and To Have: Reflections on Getting Gay Married | 2012-07-10
- Holding the Space: Thoughts on Being Queer Allies to Our Straight Co-Conspirators | 2012-08-01
- We Can Give Them Words: Clearing Space for Our Children to Explore Gender | 2012-08-13
- The link to a great post from the Guardian on the junk science of sexual attraction.
- I wrote about the conservative study One Parent or Five, asking why the diversity of family forms generates so much anxiety (and in turn such poor scholarship!)
- I posted thoughts from Jay Smooth on rapper Frank Ocean's story about falling in love with a male friend.
- I asked the Harpies where they go for their local coffee fix (and shared my own Boston faves).
- A few things I would have written more about if time and energy had aligned.
- A rant about Boston Sports Club advertising (read: fat-shaming).
- Ten things I like about Hanna (in honor of our fast-approaching marriage).
- And finally, three Tuesday Teasers (links lists):
- NOT back-to-school once again!
- I've been reading all these FEELS about parenting and marriage lately...
- instead of talking about [how] home-based births are "unsafe"...
- reading books about wage-work care-giving and motherhood...
Just today, I put up a farewell post at Harpyness; after nearly two years of blogging at what Hanna refers to as "the orange blog" I've decided it's time to move on. In part, the break I took from blogging in the run-up to our marriage helped me see how over-extended I've become on the interwebs. I'd like to re-dedicate myself to this space (the feminist librarian) in the months to come, as well as focusing more systematically on longer-term writing projects.
In the immediate future, I'll be sharing more stuff about our wedding and book reviews as I am able; my new responsibilities at work are making for a hectic season and I find that I get home in the evenings with less writing energy than usual. I don't expect this to last, but please bear with me while it does -- I love meeting you in this space, and promise I will be here in the years to come.
Incidentally, this is my 1000th post at annajcook.blogspot.com (which began life in 2007 as "The Future Feminist Librarian-Activist" in the spring before I embarked to graduate school in Boston.