Friday Fragments, 11/22



I have made no progress on re-arranging my arts and craft supplies this week. I was hopeful that I had some good momentum going after last week, but I ran out of energy a bit. I do have some time off next week, though, and in addition to cooking for Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas, I am hoping to get a bit more shifting and de-cluttering done.


One thing I have done thanks to my bout of book organizing and general re-arranging last week is to pick up several books that I have been meaning to read. I have been picking up classics of feminist science fiction in used bookstores for a while now, and I have read several of them, but lately I have been too hooked on my Nook to actually dip into that treasure trove. This week I read Still Forms on Foxfield by Joan Slonczewski and Zenna Henderson’s Pilgrimage: The Book of the People.

Both books are remarkable in their own right as examples of great science fiction written by women, but I was also struck at the strong role of religion in both books. Without getting into the actual religious messages, I found it interesting that I would randomly pick two science fiction books out of my collection and find that they both have such strong religious themes, as that is not terribly common in sf books.


I really want to go to WisCon in May. I am so sad to have missed Joan Slonczewski and Jo Walton last year, but this year N.K. Jemisin is one of the Guests of Honor, so that sounds awesome, too! I am not sure how the money will work out, though. I will need to start saving now.


Despite the fact that Christmas is coming, I haven’t been very inspired to work on my projects. I am taking today off, but I have to get major work done this weekend. After I make some coconut candies, of course.


This post will be shared at Half Past Kissin Time. How was your week?


3 responses »

  1. I am wondering when the energy will hit me to start preparing to feed 20 people on Thursday. My house is SO unorganized…
    I was doing research for my next book yesterday on Dorothea Dix. I had no idea who she was, and she was a lot but one thing she did was write books. Her religious history was interesting.
    I agree you rarely find religion in SF. Must have been books you were meant to read…
    have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. Feminist Science Fiction convention, huh? Interesting! I’ve bought my BlogHer 2014 ticket but have no idea how I’m getting there or where I’m staying. Oh well….

    Hope you managed to get a lot done since this post 🙂 Thanks for linking up.

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