Started this book with a lot of excitement but was very quickly disappointed within the first few pages that its another story about war.... and seems to be poorly written. Someone please tell me if its worth it.
I also see names from my country, like Okello and Ojore, and I'm curious what context they were used in or if it is just cultural appropriation
#bookstodon #books #amreading #review #bookreview #bookrecommendations #amwriting #fantasy #RageOfDragons #AmReadingFantasy
Sending an SOS to bookworms on #Mastodon. I know it’s a bit of a stretch but I have a question! What are some good websites to buy used books from? I’m hoping Mastodon can help. 🙏🏻
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.
My son finally earned his key.
We have a family rule that you can't see the movie till you've read the book "The Shining" and earned your key. My daughter @TeenHorror came up with this rule since "that's how I had to do it".
His sister and I held a brief, scary ceremony and presented it to him in recognition of this achievement.
"The First Four Years" Laura Ingalls Wilder. 3 stars. Early marriage and a steep learning curve on stubborn husbands, capricious weather & farming as a price-taker. Much less idyllic than the prior books.
Reading time 1 days, 126 pages/day
#BookReview #Books #Bookstodon #BookWyrm
Here’s what I read last week
26. Ignore Everybody, Hugh MacLeod
27. How to Write a Book, David Kadavy
28. The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Nancy Drew), Carolyn Keene
29. Hunting For Hidden Gold (The Hardy Boys), Franklin W. Dixon
The rest of this year’s list is here:
Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher #books #literature #dedication
#AchievementUnlocked. Gave my first nasty review in #goodreads. And I don't feel bad. That book deserved it. I went in expecting a archaelogical/historical analysis but it just happened to be speculative historical fiction.
For those curious, it's a #Tamil book available in #kindleunlimited. But my strong recommendation is to avoid it. #ScanmanRecommends #reading #books 📚 #Bookstodon
Since I finished "Notorious Sorcerer", here is the next book I'm reading:
@ram my secret is listening to #audiobooks during morning walks.
#Reading #ebooks on the kindle/iPad/phone also helps.
I wouldn’t be able to do this with physical #books
Book #6 of 2023 l, and 2nd food history book of the year!
#immigrantstories #foodhistory #americanhistory #foodwriting #bookstodon #books #reading
Couple of the younger reader end of the new bookmail piles:
Katipo Joe : Wolf's Lair by Brian Falkner (3rd in this excellent series). https://www.austcrimefiction.org/book/katipo-joe-wolfs-lair
On the eve of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Adolf Hitler is preparing to move from Bavaria to the ‘Wolf’s Lair’, his top secret headquarters in East Prussia. Little does he know that among his entourage is a British spy, teenager Joseph ‘Katipo’ St George, playing the part of a keen Hitler Youth who has been chosen as Hitler’s successor.
and (for something completely different)
Curses & Cousins by Helen Vivienne Fletcher (2nd in this also good series) https://www.austcrimefiction.org/book/curses-and-cousins
Adeline and Hemi finally have everything they ever wanted. A loving partnership, baby on the way, and who could forget Adeline’s beautiful assistance dog, Coco? But… things never stay peaceful for long when magic is involved. Hemi’s cousin arrives, bringing some unwelcome visitors with her. A whole host of ghosts have moved themselves in, and not one of them can hear Adeline.
Did you know the The Secret of Nimh had 2 sequels? Not the cheap DVD movies, I'm talking about book sequels by the original author's daughter. I didn't know either until I found them on the #InternetArchive available to borrow for an hour. These are stories from 1986. They're almost as old as I am.
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL, 1847:
At Boat Encampment: "Set the people to cook Provisions to take them across the Rocky Mountains and got the loads arranged. Took 4 men from the boats to assist to carry until we meet the horses, and hired two Indians we found here to assist us also in carrying. One of the men who was to go out had to be left behind, being unable to walk. Started at 3 pm and crossed the swamp. Encamped a mile beyond in the woods.... #BCHistory #Books #History #HistoricJourney
I Have Some Questions For You (Highly Recommended) https://bookreviewsintenwords.wordpress.com/2023/03/20/i-have-some-questions-for-you-highly-recommended/
#bookstodon #bookreview #Books
What is this nonsense? 🤔
SPOON KNIFE 7: TRANSITIONS, the latest volume of the annual Spoon Knife multi-genre neuroqueer lit anthology, has been released into the world and is now available to be ordered!
SPOON KNIFE 7 is available internationally through Amazon as of today, and will become available through most other major online booksellers over the next week or so. Can also be ordered through your local bookshop, if they're cool.
#neuroqueer #books #stories #fiction #fantasy #scifi #weird #queer
New Yorker: The Marvellous Boys of Palo Alto https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/the-marvellous-boys-of-palo-alto #NewYorker #StanfordUniversity #Books/UnderReview #SamBankman-Fried #California #BookReview #PaloAlto #Tech
Finished listening to Natural Born Heroes - https://app.thestorygraph.com/books/1b9d313a-3fe8-4bef-8557-5700e3c95818. Nicely done book if not as great as Running With Sherman.
I had no idea about the role Crete played in WWII and this story was interesting and interspersed with interesting #fitness vignettes as well.
I have #books once written/owned by my grandparents. One day, I might have grandchildren of my own to read them.
#Digital #media are much harder (ten years ago, Macromedia/Adobe Flash was a predominant format, but now it's unusable).
If digital #libraries like the #InternetArchive are permitted to preserve digital media, it'll be difficult for my future grandchildren to access today's things. If they're prohibited, it'll be all but impossible.
Hachette v. Internet Archive: Media Roundup, Statements, & Other Materials Following Today's Oral Arguments http://ow.ly/glHb50Nnr81 #books #libraries #ebooks #legal
The Internet Archive is defending its digital #library in court
Book #publishers with surging profits struggle to prove Internet Archive hurt sales
I'm so excited to be the Los Angeles Times March Book Club author! Join me on 3/28 as I discuss “The Terraformers” with @LATimes columnist Carolina A. Miranda. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-times-book-club-annalee-newitz-discusses-the-terraformers-tickets-562571425277 #books #bookstodon #mooseromance #TheTerraformers #bookclub
I have one free Audible credit. So, a question for the audiobook lovers of Mastodon...
📚 What audiobook do you love so much you wish you could listen to it for the first time again?
Among the falling leaves coloring the landscape in warm shades of orange and red, a curse returns to Maine. Can we fight this evil threatening to destroy our quaint town?
MEET ME IN MAINE
by Susanne Leist
#Thrillers #BookRecommendations #Bookwyrm #Mystery #Fantasy @bookstodon.com #BooksWorthReading #Books #Reading #Writing #Romance #Paranormal #Horror #Author #Thriller #Ebooks #Occult #Romantic #AmWriting #IndieWriter #IndieAuthor
A clock ticking in the empty den of the old house when no one’s around. Family pictures on the end tables, on the wall. Loomis has been gone for some time. He’s somewhere, but no one knows where. When he comes back, he’ll be...
#writing #literature #poetry #stories #adventures #language #reading #amwriting #books #prose #novels #writers #bookstodon #amreading #writersofmastodon
Bruno is currently reading 'The Ghost Brigades' https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/5428872237 #googreads #books #audiobooks
FRIENDS! MY NEW BOOK IS OUT! 🥳🎉🎶💃😁
MALEFACTORS is a collection of speculative fiction short stories about bad people doing bad things to worse people. These are the scofflaws, scoundrels, and outright villains. Get it at Amazon for now, but it'll distribute to other platforms soon!
"I suffer wrongs that will not be said.
None will hear my excuse or cries.
Just as the candle weeps,
No one knows if the tears it sheds,
Come from its closeness to the fire
Or the longing of the bee’s wax for the honey’s sweetness, now parted."
2-4 Cavalry Book 1: A New Hope
A story of mercenary combat set in the Hammer's Slammers universe in the Pollo Mountains.
Also available at Smashwords, Apple, Kobo,
Barnes & Noble, Scribd, and Odilo, Tolino, Vivlio
First in a series
#readersofmastodon #SciFi #ScienceFiction #SFF #BookLover #SelfPromo #bookstodon
#MilitarySF #Ebook #Paperback #MilitaryScifi #SciFiBooks #Books #Readers #ebooks
I read a couple #books, and watched a few #movies
Counting the days until this comes out!
#CalvinAndHobbes #comics #graphicnovel #books #bookstodon
Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out by Marci Shimoff #books #literature #dedication
Here's another image used for my upcoming novel, Hydra Tower.
This shows the three main protagonists in the story. which is available for pre-order.
I also have a lot of merchandise on offer featuring this and the front cover art on the Kickstarter running until April 10
Check it out!
Help the little guy go big!
#Books #Reading #IndieAuthor #AuthorsofMastodon #Kaiju #Hydra #Fantasy #SwordsandSorcery #Bookstodon #Kickstarter #Crowdfunding
I should drop by Barnes and Noble today. Not that I want/need anything, but maybe I’ll stumble across something.
My first standalone novel, Hydra Tower, is up for pre-order!
Join princess Lavina Williams on her quest to save her home, rescue a trapped prince, and slay a ferocious hydra!
Featuring strong women protagonists in a dark toned fantasy adventure full of action minus the sexual tropes.
You can also get signed copies on Kickstarter.
#Books #Reading #IndieAuthor #AuthorsofMastodon #Kaiju #Hydra #Fantasy #SwordsandSorcery #Adventure #ComingSoon
Cloud Architect: Transform Technology and Organization https://leanpub.com/b/cloudarchitect by Gregor Hohpe is the featured bundle on the Leanpub homepage! https://leanpub.com #books #technology #cloudcomputing
It's been a while since I put this out there.
Check out Hydra's Wake!
A SciFi/Steampunk based action thriller novel that follows a dirigible pilot after he crash lands in a remote forest that happens to be the territory of a four-headed hydra.
The fight for survival is on!
#Books #reading #IndieAuthor #Authorsofmastodon #Kaiju #Hydra #Steampunk #Action #Thriller #SciFi #KindleUnlimited
YORK FACTORY EXPRESS JOURNAL, 1847:
"Light showers. Camped about 2 miles above the River of St. Martin on the snow.
"Saturday. Fine weather. Got up to within 5 miles of the Boat Encampment.
"Sunday. Reached the Boat Encampment at 6 o'clock this morning and got the boat which is to be left hauled up and secured, alongside another which we found here. Set the people to cook provisions to take them across the Rocky Mountains, and got the loads arranged. #BCHistory #CanadaHistory #History #Books
The IA problems predate the lawsuit by years. Yet again, I refer you to the relevant analyses by The Authors Guild, a solid supporter of both #writers & #libraries.
Alright, #UrsulaKLeGuin fans, what am I missing?
Just fiction so far, and only a couple of the collections (that are part of bigger series that have novels as well).
This ✨Wonderful✨ private note from an 87 year old #French #woman , #today 🤗
"Vive la #france !"
Anyone know a good #translator ?
#translation #books #bookstodon @bookstodon #writing #WritingCommunity #poetry #poetrycommunity #boost #Mastodon #introduction #introductions #Fediverse #SilentSunday #Monday #literature #readers
I’ve started collecting and reading the #books of movies I’ve seen, specifically #horror . The old books tend to be super short and some times expensive (looking at you Halloween!) but not always. Anyway, I found Squirm. It’s very like the movie but it’s also hilarious. #bookstodon #vintage #70s
I woke up to this beautiful photograph of my book, PHILOSOPHY IN THE GARDEN (Scribe).
UK designer Dominic Bellamy makes these arrangements on his Instagram, and I’m so pleased to be part of one. https://www.instagram.com/p/CqA3rrhoA2A/?igshid=Mzc1MmZhNjY=
#garden #gardening #philosophy #philosopher #reading #literature #books #bookshelf #janeAusten #writingCommunity #writing
Fair use should definitely cover single lender rights for out of print books. There are ways publishers could collaborate with libraries to make this work better for authors, readers, publishers and libraries.
Stunning and impressive list of new books coming out of Ireland 💚
The Most Anticipated Irish Novels of 2023 - Electric Literature
Oral arguments being presented right now regarding the Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary and the future of publishing, and libraries. #publishing #books https://blog.archive.org/2023/03/17/heres-how-to-participate-in-mondays-oral-arguments/
El verdadero Bambi cumple cien años (era una novela y denunciaba la persecución nazi)
El libro, escrito por el autor judío Felix Salten y publicado en 1923, arremetía contra el acoso a las minorías y es mucho más oscuro y profundo que la película de Walt Disney
Leer más en El Confidencial #libros #books
If you want to participate in the #TransRightsReadathon and are looking for audiobook recommendations, you might find some inspiration on these two of my book lists:
Audiobooks with nonbinary main characters by nonbinary and trans authors and narrators https://lovelyaudiobooks.info/nonbinary-books/
LGBTQ Romance audiobooks by queer authors and narrators https://lovelyaudiobooks.info/lgbt-romance-books/
The hearing has started, follow the live blog here: https://controlleddigitallending.org/2023/03/20/hachette-v-ia-liveblog/
Hello, world. My #introduction here.
Studying political science in #Poland. Proud owner of three wonderful #pet #rats, so there'll be plenty of contributions to #ratsofmastodon and #animals.
I'm that guy who prefers to sit on the ground, so the others may have space on bench.
Aside from that, I'm very into #philosophy, #anarchism and #books - surely I'll recommend a lot here. My favourite #music genre is #punk rock.
Who am I kidding, nobody cares. Anyways, I'm looking forward to meeting y'all wonderful bastards.
This account is meant to interact in english only. For polish, see my bio.
On my way to the post office to mail 8 book orders received over the weekend. I mail my books worldwide, as far as New Zealand and Finland! You can order your signed copy from my website only (Amazon and bookstores takes a 40% commission: not an option for independent artists).
#PhotoBook #VancouverIslandMarmot #VancouverIslandWildlife #WildlifePhotography #NaturePhotography #books
#365Stories in 2023 - 79/365
by Octavia E. Butler
The Tlic, an insectoid race, use humans to carry their eggs. Gan, a boy chosen to bear the eggs of T'Gatoi, a Tlic official, must assist her with surgery on a human who's being eaten alive by his hatched larvae.
Butler's unusual coming-of-age tale finds humans on the short end of a power imbalance; instead of conquering the Tlic, they become a commodity on an alien world.
Designing a user-sourced book data system that’s difficult to spam, automatically heals from bad data, and relies on data from APIs with humans filling in the gaps is a difficult (but fun) problem.
That’s the approach we’re thinking of using for Hardcover. Rather than having librarians (roles with special access), it’d be closer to Wikipedia with automoderators to prevent and rollback bad activity. That’s the goal at least. 🤞
Has anyone built anything similar?
⬆️ Oh. And recommended reading this week is @adamshostack's famous #ThreatModeling book 📚
If you don't have it yet, grab a copy.
A campaign to protect a tree gets help from unexpected quarters in Ross Raisin's short story Treehuggers.
Catch it exclusively at https://fictionable.world
#books #reading #writing #ShortStories #fiction #environment @bookstodon
My latest newsletter is a whole bunch of recommendations of books by trans/non-binary authors for the #TransRightsReadathon 📚🤸🦉
#books #reading #trans #transgender #sciencefiction #fantasy #booktodon
A group of #librarians say that the @internetarchive is a library which that the four major publishers' lawsuit against them threatens the development of both print and digital collections. https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2023/03/17/librarians-should-stand-internet-archive-opinion
Yay indeed! #CandlemarkAndGleam will publish two novels by Melissa Scott in 2023: One #fantasy, one #sciencefiction. You can read about them here: https://www.candlemarkandgleam.com/2022/10/31/candlemarks-2023-lineup-will-be-as-epic-as-always/
Cover reveal: The stunning artwork of H. Won for Melissa Scott's #fantasy novel The Master of Samar -- magic, intrigue & derring-do in a vivid alt-universe Venice where power is based on dangerous covenants. https://www.candlemarkandgleam.com/2023/03/20/cover-reveal-the-master-of-samar-by-melissa-scott/ Coming June 5!
And in winter 2023 will come Melissa's Fallen, the 2nd sibling of Finders in the mythic #spaceopera series Firstborn, Lastborn.
Thank you, Hay House, for sharing these 🙏🏼✨
#wisdom #advice #quotes #books @bookstodon #monday #india #meditation
1/ the two books I see referenced most frequently regarding the field of #InformationRetrieval are Croft/Metzler/Strohman's #SearchEngines: #InformationRetrieval in Practice (2009) and Manning/Schütze/Raghavan's Introduction to Information Retrieval (2008).
Are there any #books that either (a) cover the entire span to the present to a similar depth/quality or (b) cover from the last ~15 years of information retrieval?
I see Dirk Lewandowski's Understanding #Search Engines (2023) but it appears
"The more I read, the more I felt connected across time to other lives and deeper sympathies. I felt less isolated. I wasn't floating on my little raft in the present; there were bridges that led over to solid ground. Yes, the past is another country, but one that we can visit, and once there we can bring back the things we need."
- Jeanette Winterson in 'Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?'
So I #amreading #nowreading this book by Bordiga (although i heard the Fundamentals was a group project).
What are you reading? Tell me and @Princejvstin will pay for your next coffee (though probably not because he's not that rich; this is just a joke lolz). #books #AmReading
‘The House With 46 Chimneys’ is a spooky adventure story for younger readers involving a two-century old family mystery and the haunting of Dunmore Park, a ruined house in central Scotland. This distant view of the ruins shows their sheer size - and over half the remaining chimneys that give the novel its title.
Find out more on my website:
Buy the paperback edition here:
Buy the Kindle edition here:
Juan José Millás: "La lectura es un estupefaciente"
El escritor publica su nueva novela, 'Solo humo' (Alfaguara). Un libro en el que la biblioteca de un padre ausente se convierte en la puerta para conocer quién fue. "Al aprender a leer se aprende a leerse", afirma
Leer más en @eldiarioes #libros #books
Review:Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh
A surprisingly emotionally complex novel about the stories we are told about the world around us, and how those stories survive contact with our own experiences of life.
@chloroform_tea has tbe NOAF review at the blog: http://www.nerds-feather.com/2023/03/review-some-desperate-glory-by-emily.html
I've updated the Building #SearchEngines doc. New additions include books on #search and #InformationRetrieval, Open Semantic Search, OpenSearchServer, and Metager.
#Recommendations on #books I may have missed are especially appreciated. :)
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS!
The time has finally come for me to put together a Neuroqueer Theory handbook.
I'm accepting chapter proposals from now through the end of May.
#neurodiversity #neuroqueer #neurodivergent #queer #writing #books #cfp #academia #opencall #creativity #genderqueer #culture #psychology #sociology #humanities
Hey #SciFi #Fantasy and #Horror readers! 🚀🧚♂️💀
I would love to hear about any works that you've read (old or new, long or short, prose or poetry) that you felt had interesting, effective, or just plain relatable representations of mental health challenges or trauma. I'm interested in both literal and metaphorical representations.
I'd also be grateful for any boosts ❤
#SpeculativeFiction #MentalHealth #Trauma #SFF #SFFH #Bookstodon #Books #Reading
The Internet Archive is systematically using DARVO-style arguments to camouflage their attempt to legitimize piracy as a Robin Hood action on behalf of readers. If people want new #books on their digital readers, especially from small #indie presses, they should take the trouble to understand how #copyright & legitimate distribution work. Put simply, #writing professionals need to be paid for their efforts - a concept apparently hard to understand.
Idaho legislators want to fine #libraries and #schools which fail to restrict “harmful” /obscene #books / materials to minors $2,500. They originally wanted the fine to be $10,000. #FirstAmendment #FreedomtoRead #censorship https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/politics/local-hb-314-harmful-materials-in-libraries-bill-moves-to-house-floor/277-264e8d58-a4ce-4239-90c1-8ccb3b34ab63
I'd also like to get some #reading in. I'm already 2 books behind my admittedly optimistic goal of 50 #books read. And my #currentread is "The Winners" by Fredrik Backman, book 3 of the Beartown trilogy. Such a wonderful writer, probably my current favorite. But it is a long book! I also have "Big Dirty Money" Jennifer Taub on #audiobook but it is depressing how easy it is to get away with Big Dirty white collar crime. solutions are so easy, if anyone in power had the backbone. @bookstodon
☕️ Saturday mornings are for coffee & books:
📚 AI for Marketers
🥑 Developer, Advocate
👩🏻💻 Computing Education Research
👥 Confronting our Freedom: Leading a Culture of Chosen Accountability and Belonging
🪐 Foundation & Empire (tonight)
What have you been reading lately? #books
Just a few hours until the party gets rolling over on the Facebookie, celebrating 2 years of storytelling with Strong Women – Strange Worlds. It's all free, all for fun.
Meet and hang out with authors, chat, play games, and win prizes! New activities every half-hour 11-4 EDT
#books #scifi #fantasy #horror #freebooks #party
Examples of coir books include:
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies by Misha Popp
An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
Friends in Need by Elliott Hay (aka me)
#books #bookstodon #booksbooksbooks #mysterynovels #cozyreads #bookworm #bookwormproblems
I've read (and written) a few books lately that were billed as cosy (aka cozy) crime/mysteries/paranormal/fantasy/whatever … but they don't quite fit the mould. And cosy readers can be SCATHING if a story – however good it may be – doesn't conform to genre expectations. And I think we need a new term: one that covers stories that are mostly cosy but with a little bit of noir mixed in.
I suggest coir (#coirfiction = cosy + noir).
So I finally got around to reading both monk&robot #books by Becky Chambers, and I enjoyed them quite a bit (the second one a lot more than the first)!
Prayer for the crown-shy in particular manages to show what an evolved #solarpunk society could look and function like.
The characters and their relationships are a delight; as are the philosophical questions pondered!
If you're looking for wholesome, low-conflict solarpunk, this is definitely the stuff to read.
#Books #eBooks #Publishing #Copyright #IP #Libraries: "The Internet Archive has all these characteristics. It is a one-of-a-kind independent research library, with its holdings fully available in digital form. Its substantial physical and digital collections are unique. It employs librarians and other information professionals. It is open to all interested readers. It cooperates with peer libraries in support of archiving the information and contemporary discourse as manifested in the World Wide Web. It has an active community of researchers who depend on its collections. And it is an engaged, responsive, resource-sharing partner to hundreds of peer libraries. It is also now an integral part of the interlibrary loan system, sharing its holdings with other libraries worldwide. It shares the keystone values of all libraries: preservation, access, privacy, intellectual freedom, diversity, lifelong learning and the public good. And it does all this without commercial motive as a mission-driven not-for-profit organization."
Review of "Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children" by Diane Ehrensaft
I definitely learned a lot from this book. It is heartfelt and empathic, written by a psychologist dedicated to the well-being of children and to defending gender creative, non-conforming, questioning, genderfluid and trans children and youth.
It covers a lot of ground in its eight chapters, but the main takeaway is that the children know best, that we (adults) must listen, hear, trust, believe, and support them as they create their own selves and identities that fit them best, regardless of what society/parents/experts think.
Written from a psychoanalytical lens, Ehrensaft examines what gender is, how gender emerges and manifests in young children, how the family can best support gender non-conforming children, how parents can best support the transition of their child, the different options available for gender-affirming treatment, how to deal with other family members and society at large, and finally, how therapists can best provide care and support to gender creative children. Parts of the text, such as how to handle siblings or how to be a good therapist, weren't so relevant to me, but surely would meet the needs of some readers.
Throughout, Ehrensaft really brings her points home by providing numerous compelling case studies of both the right and wrong ways to do things, of how to handle different life situations as they arise, and in general of how to be the best possible parent to a gender creative child, regardless of how that child's gender manifests on the gender "web" or "spectrum." She also importantly pushes back strongly against therapists and treatments that only believe in the gender binary and seek to label non-conforming children as having a "disorder" who must be "corrected."
Overall, an important, insightful, professional, compassionate text all too necessary in our current moment. Highly recommended.
@soflaadmin @faustosterling As he should. This is bigger than him & the complaints of narrow-minded parents should not sway institutions of learning to either ban #books or fire #educators . This is the #desantis effect & I hope Prof Joeckel wins!
Be sure to put this book on your reading list.
'In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female...
The normal and comfortable state of being is that when the two live in harmony together, spiritually co-operating...
It is when this fusion takes place that the mind is fully fertilized and uses all its faculties.
Perhaps a mind that is purely masculine cannot create, any more than a mind that is purely feminine…'
— Virginia Woolfe