Only eleven months until Christmas!
Forgive me. I am feeling silly this week and decided to give in to the urge. Seriously, what we have that’s new is an off-beat issue with things that we think will be a surprise—but fun. Have a great week.
He may be an oft-derided writer but no one can deny that John Grisham is a wealthy one because his formulaic books are read by millions. But what happens when he writes outside his usual bounds? Pete Croatto wondered if he would find something worth his reading when Grisham, a writer he had never read, transcended his usual “attractive, idealistic young lawyers” blueprint to attempt a compelling sports-based novel. Find out in The Grisham Experiment
March is Women’s History Month and Gillian Polack decided with the help of two other Australian authors to explore the assumptions that were initially questioned when women’s history courses were first being proposed in universities. She explores how, in terms of Australian historiography, the three writers use their work to point out that women are “a crucial part in our history (in fact, that it’s our history, not the history of one gender)” in On Damned Whores and Other Women.
With this, the last issue of January, 2011, Lauren Roberts ponders how her reading has gone thus far, and finds that the books, though interesting, have left her emotionally and physically wrung out. And while that might not seem a good thing, it can be when, as now, it encourages her to move from Darkness Into Light.