Spinster is a loaded word and Kate Bolick dives right in with her book Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own. Bolick’s research about being single and her quest to dive into the lives of famous spinsters provide plenty for our book club to discuss and debate.
Head over to From Left to Write members’ blogs and read their personal stories inspired by Spinster:
- Farrah from Fairyburger wonders if she’s content to remain a cat lady.
- Savvy Working Gal asks if your husband takes care of you.
- Emily of Perfection Isn’t Happy tells us how she met her husband and left single life behind.
- Single and self proclaimed cat lady, Ange at Cowgirl Runs struggled to connect the the ideals in the book.
- Tasha from Frozen OJ imagines an unmarried version of her life.
- NJ of A Cookie Before Dinner shares 10 ways busy moms can make more time for reading in their lives.
- Melanie at tales from the crib praises her mother for Mother’s Day.
- Phyllis Myung from Napkin Hoarder is going to start using the code word spinster to remind herself that she’s always a woman first.
- Jennifer of Me, Myself and Jen shares how she learned to embrace the Spinster within.
- Cindy Fey from We All Fall Down suspects she has a spinster heart within her happy marriage.
- Christina Yother wants every woman to make their own choices.
- Jane T. thinks about labels and the power of words at live like it’s shark week.
Grab your copy of Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick and let us know what you think. Crown Publishing also put together an AWESOME Spinster book club kitthat includes paper dolls of the women Bolick researched and of course, plenty of cocktail recipes. Of course there’s the reading group guide and suggested reading in the kit.