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Wayward Girls & Wicked Women
Wayward Girls & Wicked Women: An Anthology of Stories | Angela Carter
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Gathers eighteen stories by Katherine Mansfield, Colette, Grace Paley, and Djuna Barnes
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youneverarrived
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Excellent collection of short stories by a diverse selection of women writers; they all worked well together and I enjoyed reading pretty much every story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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New Year's Resolution: read a wider variety of books. Kicking off with Angela Carter, someone I loved in school but haven't read for some time now

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xicanti
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Angela Carter has assembled a valuable book of stories about women who refuse to conform. Her selections date from the late 1800s to the early 1980s, and the contributing authors are 1/3 WOC and overwhelmingly non-American. It's a gloriously diverse anthology that's well worth reading through a cultural lens.

Through a personal lens, Carter's taste isn't quite a match for my own. I LIKED many of these stories; I LOVED none of them.

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Today I read in the (fake) ruins.

I sure hope I can finish this anthology tonight. It's begun to feel Good For Me rather than enjoyable, and I'm desperate to read some syntax my brain can easily parse. Angela Carter's selections offer a valuable tour of women's writing, but very few of them are the type of work I fall in love with.

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xicanti
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I read a goodly chunk of this prose/poetry hybrid in the Garden of Colourful Orbs.

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xicanti
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Some people claimed my favourite Greenway seat before I could get there, so I settled in beside a sandbox to read another story about a wayward woman. I found Egerton's prose damned near impenetrable, what with her extensive use of lower class English phonetic dialect, but I think the story's bones were good?

cathysaid This sounds really good! Stacked! 2y
xicanti @cathysaid I haven't loved every story, but I'm impressed with the variety and glad of the opportunity to read some new-to-me women. 2y
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xicanti
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I had a tasty beer while I read about some more wayward girls and wicked women. It felt appropriate.

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xicanti
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And now, tonight's outdoor reading selections.

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xicanti
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I've encountered one major problem with my monthly book-buying project: my local indie has almost no mass market paperbacks by WOC with whom I'm not familiar. On today's two-hour bookstore poke I found TWO, but neither leaped out at me so I went with this anthology. It's got some WOC contributors, and I figured I'd splash out on a (cheaper) trade paperback since I didn't buy a new book in either April or May.

xicanti Since I only had $3 left on my gift card after I bought the book, the bookstore guy cashed it out for me. So really, it's like I got paid $3 to look at and waffle over books for a couple hours. 2y
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My favourite #shortstories and the brilliantly bizarre Xmas card I got for the other half #santaselves #ReindeerReads #Jingleshelves

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That card!!!! 😂🤣😂🤣 I love it!!! 2y
Christine11 I have that copy of Angela Carter too 😊 it‘s so so pretty! 2y
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My #BookOutlet order came so I can hopefully get my #secretsantagoespostal out the door this week. But here's one of the books I picked up for myself.

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#Septembowie Day 9: This book seems reflective of the #Changes in our times.

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