Some of these works of art are really beautiful. It was a fun idea to compile these images from various time periods on the same topic into a book. The diversity of the subject was limited to age. It would have been more interesting if the author had included more current artwork with subjects of women of color and women of different religions besides Christianity.
Spent my weekend reading these two for my IRL book club. Should make for a good discussion. They complement each other well. I really enjoyed learning about this iconic institution. The Dollhouse was a fun, quick read that really gave me a feel for this hotel for women (and NYC) circa 1952. I enjoyed the nonfiction even more. A very well-researched cultural history. I loved following The Barbizon from its inception to present day.
Thought-provoking yet accessible poems about womanhood and motherhood. I‘m not a mother, but I still loved this collection and found it funny, sad, and beautiful at different moments. She said in the acknowledgments that she wrote it in Panera, and I kind of love that.
My Audible listening stats for 2022. I tend to listen mostly in the car, and occasionally while cooking or doing chores. But it‘s funny, I used to not be into audiobooks. I just had to learn what works for me. For example, needing to sample the audiobook before committing because if I don‘t like the narrator then it just won‘t work. Now I love audiobooks. Here‘s to more listening in 2023!
I was stranded without books and started listening to this just because it was on my phone. To my surprise it was really good! I read a lot of mountaineering books, and this one was so interesting. It was written by a woman expedition leader and she focused on logistics and leadership in a way that others usually don‘t. Highly recommend (and I‘m pretty sure I got it for free on audible.)