Triple-Choice Tuesday and Other Housekeeping

Today, over at Kimbofo’s Reading Matters blog, I am featured on her wonderful Triple-Choice Tuesday feature, expounding merrily away upon some of my favourite reads.  If you want to see my thoughts on a favourite book, a book that changed my world and a book that should be read more, then just click here 🙂

If you don’t, then what are you doing here in the first place?

In my previous post, I challenged my readers to name a female champion to take down the ogre that is V.S. Naipaul in literary single combat.  In addition to my original trio of Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton and the mighty George Eliot, the following writers were suggested:

   – Wendy put forward Canada’s favourite not-fantasy writer, Margaret Atwood
   – Biblibio agreed with my favourite, George Eliot.
   – Eva had a terrible twosome of Toni Morrison and Jamaica Kincaid
   – Em also mentioned Atwood, as well as praising Mary Shelley
   – Colleen chose Eliot too, but also thought Hilary Mantel could walk the walk

If anyone has any other suggestions (particularly from non-English-speaking backgrounds), please join in the misogynist-bashing fun 🙂

On Saturday, June the 25th, there is going to be another Literary Giveaway Blog-Hop – and this time I have decided to join in.  Along with dozens of other bloggers in the literary corner of the Blogosphere (a nice, cosy, comfortable niche, with good books, fine wines and luxurious armchairs), I will be giving away a book to one of the people who comment on my blog post.

The post, specially written for the event, will appear this weekend and will feature an in-depth review of a book plus details on how to win it.  Yes, you have to wade through the review before you get to the freebies – life’s like that sometimes 🙂  And the name of the book… well, to find that out, you’ll just have to come back at the weekend, won’t you?  Bye for now!


5 thoughts on “Triple-Choice Tuesday and Other Housekeeping

  1. Nice to see you on Triple Choice Tuesday Tony. I'm still wracking my brains to find a good contender for Naipaul and am having trouble recalling names. Considering I read a lot of books by women that's rather shameful. I see you've prepared a proper review post for the book giveaway this weekend. I've prepared a very short post and feel I must do better now. But then I'm really lazy…


  2. I feel Charlotte Bronte would have made mincemeat of him. Just look at how she wouldn't let Rochester think he was superior to her.

    Fanny Trollope, Mrs Oliphant, FH Burnettt – all these Victorian women who kept their families through writing. All of these would see off this ghastly man


  3. Congrats on being featured in Triple Choice, I often wonder when is my turn but I suppose Kim may not be a regular reader of my blog so that's alright! 🙂 Why wasn't I surprise to find one of Thomas Hardy novel and hey hey hey Norwegian Wood changed your life!

    To spar with Naipaul, I recommend quick wit, sharp mind Lionel Shriver. Her original name is Margaret Ann Shriver but thinks man has it easy in life so she adopted Lionel as her pen name. I imagine she would give Naipaul a good run for his money.


  4. Sakura – I'm not sure it's actually the best of ideas – I get the feeling the blog hoppers are going to take one look at my lengthy post and hop on by 😉

    Elaine – So a female Vic-Lit mafia lynching then?!

    Stu – Thanks Stu, Böll is (and probably will remain) criminally underread in the Anglophone world 😦

    Jo – Don't worry, I'm sure your turn will come around 🙂

    I had always wondered about Lionel Shriver – a true modern day George Eliot then!


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