Schlesinger Library Acquires Papers of Susan Griffin and Ruth Rosen

June 22, 2015

I feel like this article belongs here at Old Musty Books because these papers provide a basis for a new documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, about the post-WWII women’s movement. Further, within these papers have snippets of reviews on the books and poems these women wrote over the course of this time period. These […]

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Books To Read Before You Turn 30

June 16, 2015

I typically don’t ascribe to lists like this, but the books on this list are really worth reading, regardless of your age. Read More here: 30 books to read before you turn 30 Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless — Toni Morrison’s The […]

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The Princess Bride: The Book or the Movie

June 7, 2015

So, I love the movie The Princess Bride, and I will admit, its one story I’ve not actually read. I’ve thought about it, but when it comes time to click that 1-click purchase button, I’m scared. What if I decide the book is so much better than the movie and can’t ever enjoy the movie […]

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Reading Yoko Ono’s “Grapefruit” at the MOMA Showing

May 31, 2015

This is more of an art article than a literature article, but, I thought it would work here at Old Musty Books. I’m not sure how the world views Yoko Ono, but I think she’s an incredibly interesting creature for a multitude of reasons I may get into in a later post. Here is a […]

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David Benioff: Game of Thrones’ Other Great Novelist

May 24, 2015

Last night, I watched the last episode of Game of Thrones. As a woman, I hated the Sansa rape scene at the end. As someone who tries to understand the small nuances of an epic story, I found it truly fascinating and couldn’t help but wonder what took so long. Sansa has been incredibly lucky […]

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The Best Literature Should be Triggering

May 18, 2015

This is an interesting article about the idea of putting trigger warnings on literature, specifically in this case, Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” due to the sexual assault and rape depictions in both, Persephone and Daphne. I actually think this is an important article to consider because once we start putting trigger warnings on literature, its a whole […]

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The Real-Life Tragedy Behind Peter Pan

May 16, 2015

I found this article this morning sifting through my news. While the article was inspired by the Welsh National Opera’s opening of Peter Pan, its an article about the full story of Peter Pan, and the tragic meaning behind the otherwise childhood story we all know and love. In our household, we are immersed in […]

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Is The Colour of Magic a good introduction to Terry Pratchett?

May 5, 2015

This is an interesting article on the merits of reading The Colour of Magic as your first Terry Pratchett book vs one of his other more developed books. Is The Colour of Magic a good introduction to Terry Pratchett? There are also plenty of jokes that are even funnier within the context of the book. […]

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What the stories of Reynard tell us about ourselves

April 30, 2015

I thought this was a pretty interesting article…so, I’m sharing. Enjoy. Fox News Why is “Reynard” being republished now? Simpson says that his version is the first readily accessible English translation to appear in almost a hundred years. I am glad that he rescued it, but I’d also like to know why no one else […]

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The Millions Interviews James Stavridis

April 29, 2015

This is one of the most enjoyable and interesting articles I’ve ever read. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Here’s the Article: The Admiral in the Library: The Millions Interviews James Stavridis I recently attended a talk in Boston given by Adm. James Stavridis, the dean of the Fletcher School — […]

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