Reading Update

Everyone just about done with Full Frontal Feminism? I’ll be posting my review next week, and we’ll also be hearing from the author, Jessica Valenti of, with an interview and possibly a guest post. While we’re waiting for that, don’t forget February’s reading selection, it’s one you won’t want to miss.

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Raised as a Muslim fundamentalist who later lost her faith when she could no longer justify the beliefs of her religion to herself, Ayaan Hirsi Ali also lost the support of her family when she refused to enter into an arranged marraige to a cousin and, instead, fled to the Netherlands, worked as an interpreter, attended college, and ultimately became a member of the Dutch parliament. Today she lives and works in America where she requires constant security to protect her from attacks by Islamic extremists who believe that infidels, particularly those who expose and criticize Islam, should be executed. This book is her story.


Donna Druchunas is a freelance technical writer and editor and a knitwear designer. When she's not working, she blogs, studies Lithuanian, reads science and sci-fi books, mouths off on atheist forums, and checks her email every three minutes. (She does that when she's working, too.) Although she loves to chat, she can't keep an IM program open or she'd never get anything else done.

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  1. I got to meet Jessica Valenti at an event here in Minneapolis recently. She was really cool – can't wait to read the interview. Infidel also sounds awesome, good choice!

  2. I'm really excited February's book is going to be Infidel. I bought it in November as part of my "buy lots of books in November and then read them and then give most of them away as Christmas presents" program, but not only did I not get around to reading it, but I didn't know who to give it to. So now I have an incentive to actually read it this month! Yay!!

    Also, inquiring minds want to know: have you finished the His Dark Materials trilogy yet?

  3. mollishka, sorry to say I haven't finished the trilogy yet. I keep looking for the second book, which I am certain I bought, but I can't seem to find it in my house. I don't want to rebuy it if it's lurking in some dark corner around here….

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