Ladies Who Lit


Slim Paley photo of a painting in my home


Not going to make up any stories here.

 I had a fitful sleep, a long day and logged over 13,000 steps on my pedometer today (yay!)

… followed by an longer evening meeting and a generous martini.

So, I’ll share some stories instead by revisiting a post from November, 2009 because;

1) I had very few readers back then and, quite frankly, these women writers deserve to be lauded again and again.


2) As the gift giving season is in full swing, one can always use a good list of great books!


I’ll be back on the 1st with a slightly new format for the entire month of December-

So please stayed tuned and keep reading!



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  1. Your painting is superlative! Thank you for the reading list as I am… late to the library this year! (a footbinding note: there were photos of same last year circulating…soooo interesting and sad at the same time…)
    Can’t wait to see your ‘new’ style, SP. I can’t imagine better!

  2. A great reading list in time for the holidays- thank you! A few I’ve read and completely agree about their inclusion, the others I’ll hunt down. I forwarded your list on to my 26 year old daughter, another big reader and budding photographer/writer, for titles that most likely would go under her radar. Thanks for expanding our reading horizons!

  3. Yours is the first blog I open every morning! It’s just the “best” start to a day…looking forward to many “bright” (your blog is SO interesting!) mornings. franki

  4. um Wow! I can’t believe you’ve been blogging for over 2 years, time certainly does fly!

    Looking forward to seeing your new format for December.

    thanks for all the hard work you put into your blog, much appreciated by many.

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