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Jobs! Activities! Summer! They all combine to bring a person's reading rate down, down, down. BUT! That person still takes much joy in starting books she has not yet finished and therefore cannot blog about and therefore feels she CANNOT update her blog until she remembers she sometimes posts about books she hasn't finished yet.


SO! In the midst of jobbing (*quickly googles if 'jobbing' is some weird sexual slang no it is not ok carry on*), being in tech week for a show (A SHOW THAT IS 1776), and gal palling around with my girlfriend, WHAT has been going on in Alice's Book World?

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister. 
This was recommended by someone I work with at the Frances Willard Historical Association, and as of the first 60 pages, it is GREAT. It's mentioned Willard twice already. And talks about women being more of an independent group in America than ever before, etc etc. If you need stuff in your books beyond Willard mentions.

The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal by Kathleen Smith. 
This is actually a pretty quick read, but there are a lot of things to THINK about while reading it, which makes it less quick-readingish. While I will always always see myself as a fangirl, this book is primarily for when it can take over your life, which has certainly been the case for me, but less so because of the abovementioned job/life/relationship situation. But it's still fascinating and I am liking it.

The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson.
VICTORIA WOODHULL. "And Tenny." Ahahaha. This is about the first woman to run for president, Victoria Woodhull, and her sister Tennessee Claflin who no one talks about anymore but was v. popular in her own day. Her own day being the 1870s.

Without a Doubt by Marcia Clark.


I'm also looking at some issues of The Manhattan Projects, which is fine but not riveting. As Jenny from Reading the End has pointed out, it's just...so many dudes. Like 98% dudes. I cannot think of a single female character right now and I'm halfway through volume 2. 

HAS YOUR READING BEEN STALLED BY SUMMER?

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