Sunday , October 2 2022
On the wonderfully named Boob Pencil: Random Wibble from a Textually Loquacious Word Freak, Clare has formula for overcoming writer's block.

Friday Femmes Fatales No 34 (Women Bloggers)

Ten new (to me) female bloggers, ten top posts, on my way to 400. It answers the question: where are all the female bloggers?

For all of us northern hemisphere bloggers, winter is definitely here, but few can have captured it as beautifully as Meanwhile Here in France. (Likely to be slow-loading on dial-up.) “An Aussie lass” in Paris is meanwhile contemplating her first European winter and hoping for snow. (Know the feeling; I still get a thrill.)

Helen, a harpist, is meanwhile entrenched in deepest North Norfolk, but has found some some historic reading material. Not sure about a half bottle of champagne being enough for a romantic evening …

The on the wonderfully named Boob Pencil: Random Wibble from a Textually Loquacious Word Freak, Clare has formula for overcoming writer’s block. Might come in handy some time.

I can’t imagine how I’ve missed this blog for so long, but (Another) 52 Books started out posting one review a week for a year, and is now continuing. This week she has a book about a naked elf – and it’s apparently not bad. (Going to have to read it just for novelty value!)

For more traditional reading, The Daily Blog with Kelley Bell is finding feminist messages in fairy tales.

Sundries: a Sweatshop of Moxie is musing on the different traditions of laundry, and serving your family.

Then serving up some not-so-humble pie, Christine C on PopPolitics is reporting on how it offers an insight into character. (Go up this blog a little and you’ll also find her outline of next year’s Women, Action and Media Conference (in the US).

On the harsher realities of life, Kriti, a widow living in Crete, writes about painting her husband’s tomb. Secret Agent Josephine is enduring jury duty, while eight months’ pregnant – and posting some lovely pics.


You can find the last edition of Femmes Fatales here.

Nominations (including self-nominations) for Femmes Fatales are also hugely welcome – I’ll probably get to you eventually anyway, but why not hurry along the process?

About Natalie Bennett

Natalie blogs at Philobiblon, on books, history and all things feminist. In her public life she's the leader of the Green Party of England and Wales.

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