Yesterday I read a post by Gwenda Bond about sexism and self-promotion. And I remembered several conversations with other women in which they confess* that one of the reasons they read my blog or follow me on Twitter or just like to show up at readings is my absolutely, unrestrained delight in Hild's success. So although I said I would stop doing links roundups for Hild reviews, interviews etc. I've changed my mind.
So here's the ninth roundup up (I've probably missed a bunch of stuff while loafing about over the holidays. If you've seen something fabulous that I've missed, please let me know). Previous roundups are available here.
Hild by Nicola Griffith, Sara Sklaroff
"Griffith has taken what little is known of the life of St. Hilda and imagined a vibrant, if brutal, world. Her descriptions are inventive and vivid, making Hild a pleasure to sink into... Our male heroes are going to be jealous."
Top 10 Best and Worst Books of 2013, Valerie Stivers-Isakova
"Here's another book that I think is being semi-robbed by the literary establishment, for the depressing, predictable reason that it's being treated as genre. [...] Hild is a brilliantly researched, intensely granular, almost out-of-body experiences of being transported to another world. Every detail of life in the seventh century is foreign, but rings true. The plot kept things moving, and the prose reminded me of Marilynne Robinson in its beauty and strangeness."