July 23, 2020

The headline for the Delaware Journal Gazette on November 6, 1920 announced that for the first time in the nation’s history women had voted in a presidential election. It was an event that had been decades in the making. The women’s suffrage movement began in 1848 when the first Women’s Rights Convention convened in Seneca…

October 2, 2019

While reading the novel Nana by Émile Zola, an amusing choice of words comes up in Chapter 13. When talking about the titular main character, Zola (depending on which translation you read) describes her man-eating as: “gobbl[ing] them up, one after the other. The growing needs of her life of luxury sharpened her appetite, and…

September 4, 2019

I’ve just been made aware that Macmillan is actively trying to hinder libraries in the U.S. I recently viewed a twitter thread from Jennifer Anne, a fellow librarian and bibliophile, who posted some interesting numbers. A Tor novella usually has an SRP between $11.99-$14.99Amazon print: $7.58-$14.31Kindle: $3.99Library print: $7.31-$9.21OverDrive: $60 for earlier of 52 checkouts…