Thursday, March 1, 2012

Be The First To Do Your Thing

In honor of Women's History Month, I bring you a blurb about the first published American woman writer.  Thank you, Anne, for paving the way with a precedence that declares no matter who or where you are, or when your place in time is, you can DO YOUR THING!

So, get out there and do your thing, people!  Be first, be middle, be last.....  whatever, just BE!

Bradstreet, Anne (Dudley)

Bradstreet, Anne (Dudley), c.1612–1672, early American poet, b. Northampton, England, considered the first significant woman author in the American colonies. She came to Massachusetts in the Winthrop Puritan group in 1630 with her father, Thomas Dudley, and her husband, Simon Bradstreet, both later governors of the state. A dutiful Puritan wife who raised a large family, she nevertheless found time to write poetry. In 1650 her first volume of verse appeared in London as The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America. It was followed by Several Poems (Boston, 1678), which contains “Contemplations,” probably her best work. Her verses are often derivative and formal, but some are graced by realistic simplicity and genuine feeling.

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Mi Vida La Brea
Since Thanksgiving week, really, I have been trudging though life's muck to get to a place of freedom.  You know that place?  Where work, and finances, and life, and relationships all conspire at the exact same time to demand your immediate and unwavering attention?  It kinda feels like this:

Because of this cosmic convergence, I have dropped the ball majorly on the book reviews I promised to do.  I read three books in 4 days over Thanksgiving, and have yet to post one word about them.

Well, I will be correcting this problem in the upcoming week.  I don't want to post all three reviews on the same day, as I feel they each deserve individual attention; however, they will all be done by this time next Friday, March 9th.

Stay tuned for my new recommendations:

Hunter: A Thriller
by Robert Bidinotto

Dusk and Summer
by Joseph Pinto

Flowers for Evelene
by Joseph Pinto

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