This year My Own True Love and I are heading off on a holiday adventure. Unless I stumble across a story that I need to tell you RIGHT NOW, I’ll be back on January 1st, or maybe the 2nd, with some great stories from the corners of history, some books you ought to read, some things I’ve been mulling over, and occasional news about MY BOOK, MY BOOK.* In other words, business as usual.
In the meantime, have a merry/jolly/happy/blessed time as you celebrate the victory of light over the darkness in the tradition of your choice.
*Speaking of which, I got an early Christmas present this week. I learned that Booklist, the review magazine put out by the American Library Association, is giving Women Warriors a starred review. This is a Big Deal in the book world. I am particularly pleas
ed with this snippet:
“Cutting a broad swath across continents and conflicts, she provides one story after another of women who fought hard for their people, their tribes, and their countries. Her captivating writing style, which is marked by disarmingly cheeky footnotes, makes this trip through so much forgotten history an exceedingly pleasurable reading experience.”