Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rosie's Riveters (?)

I have been mulling over the idea of a weekly themed post for some time now. I admit, it's mostly because everyone else seems to have one or do one, and while I don't think I blog regularly enough to take part in something like Teaser Tuesdays or Mailbox Mondays or all the others, I thought it would be fun to have a weekly or bi-weekly guest blogging event. I feel like it may be bi-weekly because I am not sure how many people actually read this blog, so if it were weekly, it might not last long at all ;-)

My idea is to have each guest blogger answer a set of questions about Females in Literature. As most people reading this blog know, I find a great many female characters to be completely ridiculous and unsympathetic. Therefore, when I find one that I really like, I feel thrilled and want to share my new friend with all the world. I am sure (well, at least I hope)there are others out there who feel the same. So, on a somewhat regular basis (depending on how many people want to participate), I propose to have people post on here about women in books that they either really adore or really hate- both are totally acceptable. All that need happen is that the woman is riveting, for some reason, like our WWII friend Rosie above. I can make up a form of questions to answer, or it can be a more free-form post, if people wish it. But basically, it would just entail talking about a certain character and why you love or hate her. It can be as impassioned or tongue-in-cheek as you'd like :-)

Please comment on this post if you'd like to participate, or e-mail me at the address on the upper right-hand side of this blog. You don't have to have a blog to participate, as I think I will probably copy and paste your responses from an e-mail here, anyway. All you have to do is feel strongly, one way or another, about a Female in Literature :-)

Hope some of you decide to join in! I think it would be fun and interesting to see how people react to different characters.

11 comments:

  1. I think that's a good idea! I'll definitely participate. :)

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  2. I'll be in. I have no idea what I will write about but still!

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  3. Sounds like fun! I'd participate.

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  4. I'm in too! I think it's a great idea and I'm looking forward to the first such post (in hopes I'll actually know the discussed character :D )

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  5. Oh, great idea! Count me in!

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  6. Great, guys, thanks! I have the GMAT on Saturday, but hopefully I can get the first post up on Sunday and then get back to you guys in the order you posted :-) It should be great fun!

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  7. I think this would be fun! I would like to participate.

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  8. Sounds fun - I've subscribed so I can read the replies!

    Not sure how I found you - surfing through other book blogs I do know - but I am glad I did!

    Nice to meet you,

    Sassy
    :)

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  9. I'm glad you found me, too, Sassy! Thanks so much for the compliment- I'm so glad people want to participate!

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  10. What a clever idea! The strongest female in literature who comes immediately to my mind is Dagny Tagartt from Atlas Shrugged. But, your question is very thought provoking, and I'd love to pursue this further with you. Did you have a certain day of the week chosen?

    Thanks for visiting my blog, it's been a pleasure reading yours this morning.

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  11. I am an infrequent blogger myself, and guess what, I don't generally participate or oversee any of the weekly memes or whatever, for precisely that reason. But this ones sounds fun and totally doable - can I sign up?

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