Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books

by Maureen Corrigan
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I've listened to Maureen Corrigan review books on NPR's 'Fresh Air' for years now. I was expecting a witty read. What a surprise, though, to be so absorbed by the way she interweaves her own life with books, from Victorian literature to modern-day detective novels. This is a book that gets you thinking about what you read, and especially about how the roles of women and work are displayed in all types of literature. It puzzles me that anyone can find a 'feminist diatribe' in this book. As a middle-aged woman with a not so different background from Corrigan's, I found her experiences spoke very clearly to my own perceptions. Most of all, reading this book woke up what has felt like some intellectual dormancy in my 40's and made me want to read again!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book speaks to such a large category of books that I've never heard labeled so aptly - 'female extreme adventure' novels. I love that Corrigan says she loves the 'male' ones as well - 'Perfect Storm,' etc, but that these are the less acknowledged cousins of those typical adventure novels. Being a big fan of the Brontes works, I was pleased to read such a fun and non-academic (yet insightful and thought-provoking) discussion of their themes and topics. Great read for any book (especially classics) lover.