Date: 2019-02-12 03:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ambyr
I remember loving this when I read it, and determining to read more Mitchison, and then . . . not.

Which is to say, if you ever decided to do A Year Of Mitchison, I would certainly appreciate the advice on which books to turn to next!

Date: 2019-02-12 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
What I think of as the one I haven't got around to reading is MEMOIRS OF A SPACEWOMAN, which James described in December 2016 as "the only work of hers I have read."
https://jamesdavisnicoll.com/review/hope-and-a-little-courage

Robert Caenegie

Date: 2019-02-12 03:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf
It's a fantastic book! I read it as a child and loved it, and I really must revisit it.

Date: 2019-02-12 10:22 pm (UTC)
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You've found one of my favourite books by one of my favourite writers. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Date: 2019-02-12 11:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethsellis
Repeating myself from Facebook: The first time I read Travel Light I thought, "hey, that was fun and well-crafted!" The second time I read it I thought, "this is the best book I've ever read." I really admire that kind of, well, lightness as an aesthetic virtue. And it's just so smart in its proto-feminist take on traditional story tropes.

Date: 2019-02-13 11:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ffutures
I think I need to read this, sounds like my sort of book.

Date: 2019-02-13 04:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] catherineldf
I read this awhile back and really enjoyed it!

V

Date: 2019-02-13 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I vacilliatte between: yeah, I have read that and it's very good, even fundamental, to: wait, did I just remember reading about her to (third): wait, of course I have read that this is fundamental to: wait, what? I just remembered about this really fundamental person?

Date: 2019-02-14 04:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] carbonel
Huh. I have a copy of this. I can't remember reading it, though. I'll put it on the to-read pile.

The one Mitchison I know I've read is To the Chapel Perilous, which is about a journalist seeking the members of the Round Table (sort of). It was out of print for forever (not even available via interlibrary loan), then was reissued by Green Knight Press in 1999 -- but is apparently out of print again. I'm glad I bought the copies I did when it was available.

Date: 2019-02-16 12:49 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I read this a few years ago and very much enjoyed it. The odd thing is that my memory was that I'd read it because you had recommended it; obviously that's not true, as you hadn't read it yourself! Ah, how fallible is memory.

--
Nathan H.

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