Reading in Under an Hour #3

Short pieces that caught my eye this week
  1. If You Enjoyed a Good Book and You're a Woman, the Critics Think You're Wrong
    Get ready to get angry -- Loved this well-thought-out and well-written piece on gender issues and book reviews. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/24/good-books-women-readers-literary-critics-sexism
  2. In Iceland, a Literary Tour Explores Rich History
    I've always liked books set in Iceland. This article explores the country's rich storytelling tradition (plus photos). http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/travel/reykjavik-iceland-tours.html?_r=0
  3. In Pictures: Medieval Women
    Some images from the British Library's collection and from a relatively recent book about medieval women. http://www.historyextra.com/article/medieval/pictures-medieval-women
  4. Reflections on Our Fascination with Vikings and What It Tells Us about How We Engage with the Past
    It's no secret that I have a thing for Vikings (and for the Middle Ages). This compares our conceptions of the Vikings to the reality. http://www.medievalists.net/2015/08/11/reflections-on-our-fascination-with-vikings-and-what-it-tells-us-about-how-we-engage-with-the-past
  5. Don't Judge Gluten-Free Too Harshly. Science Shows It's More Complex Than Facts vs Fad
    Ever wonder about whether a gluten-free diet was necessary or just a fad? Here are some thoughts. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/23/dont-judge-gluten-free-too-harshly-science-shows-its-more-complex-than-facts-vs-fad
  6. Quite Frankly: Schlow Centre Region Library Reflects on Growth As It Celebrates 10 Years at Its Allen Street Location
    How a small-town library is adjusting to and thriving even in today's technological world. http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/community/state-college/article44746407.html