Posts by Whitney


March always seems to get lost in the shuffle for me. It always seems to disappear almost as soon as it starts. Perhaps a bit of it is simply that I’m so eagerly anticipating heading into the spring and summer months that I pretend that March just doesn’t exist so that it will pass by faster. This month was particularly speedy – not only did Imaginary Book Club reach our 50th post, but I ran a 5k, started some new...

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I hadn’t intended to pick up this book. I was just browsing. I was just wandering the stacks at the library. I wasn’t looking for it. Ducking down an aisle in the fiction section, I stumbled across a shelf of Joyce Carol Oates. It had probably been ten years since I read “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” in college, but I had fond memories of reading and enjoying Oates. I also recalled that a...

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Here at Imaginary Book Club, we’ve been having a lot of fun writing and chatting about books with everyone. We’ve written about not finishing our classics, going ham over youtubers, re-reading our favorites, and nerding on history. We’ve also ran our very first theme week for Galentine’s Day. With every post you get to know us a little better! But since it’s impossible to share our whole lives overnight,...

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Whether you’re headed off on spring break, or just so ready for winter to be over, spring is an excellent time to shake off some of the winter weather with some light and enjoyable reads. Here a just a few books that are great to pick you up and pull you out of the winter slump!   1. The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts is a really inventive good. It’s a romance at heart, following...

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As a pretty vocal feminist, I often get questions from folks about everything from what feminism is, what being a feminist means, and what to read to learn more about feminism. Wow – dropped the f-bomb a lot in that paragraph. I know some people can get turned off by the word ‘feminist’. I think that there is a big shift happening now with more people owning the terminology and understanding what feminism means...

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