Hey #bookstagram ! I can‘t wait to dive into this book! I loved #JackOfHeartsAndOtherParts by @levacrosen and I hope I‘ll love this one too. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It's where he met his best friends. It's where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it's where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim - who's only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists.
This year, though, it's going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as 'Del' - buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he's determined to get Hudson to fall for him.
Here’s a story for you ... you know that dollhouse from Echoes Among the Stones? It was 100% this lady’s idea! And now she has her own DEBUT releasing and I’m stoked to help announce it!
Freaked myself about writing a review on this book (do I even have original thoughts?!) Wrote something semi-okay, tried to upload, and Instagram decided to delete. Yay. That's a basic summary of my week for SURE.
KUĞU VE ÇAKAL ~ J. A. REDMERSKI
"Ve hayatımın her günü, karanlık kalbine işkence eden acıyla savaşıyordum. Asla bitmeyeceğini bildiğim bir acıyla... Onsuz olmanın acısı... Yalnız olmanın acısı..."
Herkese merhaba. Yeni bir kitap yorumuyla karşınızdayım. İlk üç kitabı set halinde aldığım için kendimi okumak zorunda hissettiğim bir kitaptı diyerek bir itirafta bulunuyorum ve yorumuma başlıyorum. Ben Saraiyi sevmiştim aslında ama Izabeli pek sevememiştim bu yüzden eğer elimde olmasaydı Kuğu ve Çakal'ı da almazdım açıkcası. Kitabın konusu farklı, kurgu sağlam, dil akıcı ve yazar gerçekten bu konu da profesyonel ama ben kitabı sevemedim. Kurgu olduğunu farkındayım ama bazı karakterler beni fazla rahatsız etti ya da karakterlerin hareketleri. Bir nokta vardı kitapta insanı ters köşe yapan, bir o kısım için iyi ki okumuşum bak böyle de bir şey olacağı aklıma gelmezdi dedim ve bunun hayal gücüme katkı sağlayabileceğini düşündüm. Onun dışında yaşı küçük olan kişilerin okumasını önermem. Çoğu kişi bu seriye müptela ama ben bana hitap etmediği için devamını okumayı düşünmüyorum. Bana sorarsanız bu seriden daha çok size bir şeyler katabilecek yüzlerce kitap var onlara şans verin derim ama illa ne var bu kitaptı diyerek benim gibi başlamak isterseniz şimdiden keyifli okumalar dilerim, belki siz seversiniz bilemem. Benden bu kadar bir sonraki postta görüşene kadar kendinize iyi bakın.
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"You believe it, I know you do. You just need to hold onto that belief and never let go. When you get up every day, I want you to remind yourself that tomorrow will be better than today." ✼
Oh, Adunni. How your story will stay with me forever. You know those books that, when they arrive in your life, make every other story pale in comparison? Welcome to 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘝𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦.
Adunni is a teen who lives a life of poverty and survival, where the girls marry young and the goal is to bear children, males, as soon as possible. When Adunni's father marries her off as the third wife to an older man, she runs away in search of a better home. Although in her pursuit she is meet with days of servitude and beatings, one thing remains the same: her hope for an education and future. Along the way, she meets allies as well as enemies, but her will is strong and her voice is even LOUDER, making Adunni fight and prosper every step of the way.
Adunni and Ms. Tia will go down as the most iconic fictional duo this year, in my book. Their relationship is beautiful, uplifting, and heartwarming. Everyone needs a Ms. Tia in their lives...and everyone should look to be that person for someone else, too.
∙ @abidare_author crafted a narrative in which Adunni's voice was clear, strong, and demanded a presence from the reader. She also incorporated historical facets to this story that was unexpected, but appreciated, as it took the imagery and description of the settings to a whole new level.
Bravo, Abi Dare. First place for top favorites of 2020.
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One of the sweeter moments between my OG couple, Aurora and Tristan in Twisted Fate. 💜
I miss them! Good thing they make several appearances in Twisted Devotion! 😍
Have you preordered it yet? Links in my bio! 💚📖
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Vreni Frost präsentiert die besten Putztipps für alle, die wenig Zeit haben und dennoch mehr Glanz in ihr Leben bringen wollen. Dabei geht es nicht nur um äußere, sondern auch um innere Reinigung. Jeder Raum steht für ein übergeordnetes Thema: Die Küche für einen gesunden Körper. Das Bad für Schönheit und Selbstliebe. Das Schlafzimmer für Ruhe und Erholung. Vreni Frost zeigt: Wer lernt, seine Wohnung sauber zu halten, der lenkt auch sein Leben in die ganz persönliche Erfolgsspur.
Arretrati di lettura: quanti ne avete? Sono troppi per poterli contare? 🤦🏻♀️
Questa settimana ho ascoltato quasi per intero un audiolibro su Storytel (un memoir, ho sentito quattro ore e mezza e mi manca un'ora esatta alla fine. Dai dai dai!), ma soprattutto ho recuperato un arretrato che stazionava su una mensola da quando è uscito lo scorso anno. E meno male che l'occhio ci è caduto su, perché Paolo Colagrande mi ha conquistata. Racconta una storia che sa di paese e di Italia di una volta, e allo stesso tempo racconta le piccole mancanze di tutti noi. Buttarelli, Gualtieri, Maribèl, Ciarma e Berengaria sono personaggi unici, che mi hanno fatto pensare a quelli di alcune commedie di Goldoni, e che non mi dispiacerebbe di incontrare nella vita vera. Se solo non ci avessi messo mesi prima di sedermi e leggere la loro storia 🤦🏻♀️ Obbiettivo del 2020: smaltire un po' di arretrati! Voi come siete messi? Quanto è tragica la situazione da uno a centomila?
Yanan Krallıklar | #alıntı
Kendi annemi düşünüyorum.
Ben uyuduğunu sanırken benden çok uzaklara gidişini.
Elimden gelse onu kurtarmaz mıydım?
Babam bir kavgada öldürüldü.
Bir zamanlar hayat dolu, enerjik bir adam olan Lex şimdi küskün.
Hepsini kurtarmak isterdim ve aklımdaki son şey bunun bedeli olurdu.
Selamlar 😍 Hayırlı kandiller öncelikle 🙏🏼🙈
Turumuza ikinci kitabımızla devam ediyoruz ve kitabımızdan bir alıntı bırakıyorum devamı @_tozlusayfalar da ve tur sonunda bir kişiye iki kitabımız hediye kaçırmayın bence 😍🥰 #yanankrallıklar#tecritgünlükleri#laurendestefano#artemisyayınları#currentlyreading
#throwbackthursday to my old apartment views in chicago 💙 there’s truly nothing better than summertime in chicago, right on lake shore drive!
#qotd : have you been to chicago before? what did you think? only good things i pray 🤣🙏🏼
THE LAST MRS PARRISH was a really good thriller that i read awhile ago. and i’m so excited for @livconstantine2’s new book, THE WIFE STALKER, coming out in may.
the book follows Daphne and Jackson, a couple that has the perfect life: a gorgeous mansion on the harbor, two beautiful children, enough money to rule the world, a schedule full of social gatherings and philanthropy, and a perfect marriage—or so it seems on the outside.
enter Amber: an invisible, poor nobody that demands more and refuses to stop until she gets it. after fabricating lie after lie, Amber inserts herself into Daphne’s world. within her master plan, Amber is determined to slowly take over everything that Daphne has and “takes for granted.”
she creates a close relationship with Daphne’s children, starts volunteering at her non-profit foundation, spends time vacationing with and visiting the Parrish’s home every chance she can, and ultimately works to win over her husband, Jackson.
but is Daphne’s life as perfect as it seems? does Amber really know what she has gotten herself into? did Daphne truly not see Amber’s plan from the beginning?
this #thriller had so many twists and turns and kept me guessing exactly how Amber’s grand master plan would play out. highly recommend 👌🏼
Tonight I’m joining my first book club and I’m excited! One of my goals for this year was to join a book club so it feels awesome to know I’m keeping my promises to myself. .
What is one thing you wanted to focus on this year and have been following through on?
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Today for #throwbookthursday I’m bringing you an oldie but goodie! I’m actually just reading this one now for the first time and I’m almost finished with it! My Favorite Half Night Stand was definitely a slow start for me, but now I’m loving it! Have you read this one? What are you currently reading?
THAT SECRET CRUSH (A Getting Lucky Novel - Book 3)
By MEGHAN QUINN
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Trope: Small Town, Friends to Lovers
Wow! (Big sigh...) What a great read! I absolutely loved everything about this book. This is Book 3 in the Get Lucky Series and even though I haven’t read the previous two books, I had no problem following the storyline.
I fell in love with the small town of Port Snow, situated on the Maine coastline, with its great community spirit and gossiping townsfolk. I absolutely loved the whole Knightly family, from Mr and Mrs Knightly, to the gorgeous Knightly brothers (Rogan, Griffin and Brig) and their big sister Jen. I loved the belly-aching funny group chats between the Knightly siblings and the way they came and together and supported each other during difficult and trying times.
This book follows Reid Knightly and Eve Roberts’ story. I seriously loved both these characters. They were childhood friends since the age of ten, when the Roberts family moved to Port Snow, and Reid became best friends with Eric, Eve’s twin brother. They have both been secretly crushing on each other for the last decade but had placed each other in the friend zone, due to Eric’s insistence that Reid not date his sister.
I loved the palpable chemistry between these two; Reid, with his potty mouth and constant sexual innuendos and Eve’s feisty, independent and cheeky personality. There’s no doubt in my mind that two were made for each other.
Meghan out did herself in this book. She managed to weave a beautiful story that had me laughing out loud the one minute and melting the next. Even though I found the storyline to be a bit predictable towards the end, it didn’t deter me from finishing the book and enjoying every single minute of it.
Czy ktoś z Was zna gry lub książki World of Warcraft? Jakie są Wasze opinie? Fani tej fantasy, bądźcie dla mnie wyrozumiali, mam nadzieję, że w recenzji nie popełnię błędów 😉 Powieść "Malfurion" trafiła na rynek nakładem Wydawnictwa Insigins. Nieśmiało przyznaję, że dopiero po raz pierwszy zetknęłam się z tym uniwersum i zdecydowanie mi się podoba.
Malfurion to któraś z kolei książka z serii, a dodatkowo imię jednego z arcydruidow, któremu nieobojętne są losy Azerotha, czyli świata stworzonego przez bogów i udoskonalonego przez tytanów. Świat ten spowija Szmaragdowy Sen, który jest wspaniałą krainą, niewidoczną na rzeczywistego świata, ale do której kierują się osoby w swoich snach. Sen strzeżony przez ród zielonych smoków na czele ze Śniącą Yserą, a naprawiany przez druidów. Niestety, jak w każdym śnie i tu również pojawił się koszmar, który coraz bardziej zagraża bezpieczeństwu wszystkich ras - smoków, elfów, ludzi, orków, drzewców itp żyjących w Azeroth. Władca Szmaragdowego Koszmaru uwięził arcydruida Malfuriona Burzogniewnego, a to przyspieszyło tempo rozrastania się koszmaru. Na ratunek druidowi wyruszła jego ukochana Tyrande kapłanka bogini księżyca Eluny oraz druid Broll Niedźwiedziogrzywy. Od tego czy uda im się uratować Malfuriona zależą losy całego świata. Ale czy tylko Malfurion był głównym celem? Tego dowiecie się z książki, którą serdecznie polecam.
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Learn our answer: https://riskbossmagazine.com/2019/11/15/ask-riskboss-2/ (The link is in our bio)
I may have books floating around everywhere, but these are my most immediate "want to read" books on my TBR.
And when I say "want to read" I really mean it. I'm finally getting to a place where I feel like I can "mood read" if you will. Now that I got through ACOTAR, I feel like I have a new lease on reading.
I'm trying to really chill out on the buddy reads and planning too far in advance. Instead I'm trying to just pick some books I'm really dying to read, but still allowing myself to choose any book in the house to read next.
For example, @dragonsandpages posted the first page in Beartown on her stories yesterday. The first page really grabbed me, so I might just pick that book up next. It really is up to me.
I guess you could say that these are my "hey look at us" books that I will more than likely grab next, but you never really know with me. Does any of this rambling make sense? If so, you may just be a reader.
Just finished Daisy Jones & the Six last night and I am surprised by how much I really loved this book! I went into this thinking it was a biography of a random band from the 70’s- and I wasn’t necessarily wrong. HOWEVER Daisy Jones & the Six doesn’t exist and I didn’t even realize this until 80 pages in. It’s written in the style of an interview, which I found unique, but I thought it worked great. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. #books#bookstagram#daisyjonesandthesix#currentlyreading#justfinishedreading
Today marks 5 years since we brought Copper home from the rescue where I was a volunteer. It’s a story for another day... but this little beagle actually chose me.
Rescuing a dog is not always easy.
You don’t go to the shelter, pick one out, and then have them immediately show you how grateful they are every day.
Often times it’s the opposite.
They are scared. They don’t understand what you say. They are used to being outside on their own or are used to the rules and routines of their old home they couldn’t find their way back to.
Copper adjusted physically fairly quickly... but emotionally it was harder. He wouldn’t even sit on the couch with me for 6 months. He sometimes would wake up with night terrors. He has some medical issues we are still trying to figure out.
I say all this just to say, rescuing a dog (or any animal) isn’t alway easy. But oh my gosh, it’s so WORTH IT. Copper’s personality continues to change and get more silly and goofy as the years go by. And he is such a good sport about my #bookstagram photos!
I would encourage you if you are thinking about adding a cat or dog to your family to check out local shelters and rescue organizations. Spend time there, visit often, and ask lots of questions. One of the just might choose you.
Tell me about your rescue animal... how did you find each other?
Hoy os traigo mis eternos pendientes del 2019, que por unas cosas u otras no he podido empezar a leer.
Hay muchos a los que les tengo mil ganas y otros que no tanto en este momento, pero quiero que alguno de ellos sea mi próxima lectura. ¿Por cuál de ellos me recomendáis que empiece? ¿Habéis leído alguno? 💓💓💓💓💓 .
All of my library holds have been coming in at once lately! Doing my best to keep up with the influx! Also I love reading @jasminepics books, ROYAL HOLIDAY wasn’t my favorite (I loveeeeee THE WEDDING DATE and THE PROPOSAL) but still a fun and easy read.
“Hello. This book wishes you well. It wishes you the world. It wishes you somewhere warm, safe, well-lit, thoughtful, free, wide open to everybody, where you’ll be surrounded by books and all the different possible ways of reading them. It wishes you fierceness and determination if anyone or anything threatens to take away your open access to place, space, time, thought, knowledge. It wishes you libraries—endless public libraries.” ♥️
If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you probably know how much I love dragons! It started well before I fell in love with Game of Thrones, but I would be lying if I said that the series didn’t push me even further. What is your favorite mythical creature? What mythical creature would you like as a pet? 🐉
In this picture is a beautiful set of handcrafted dragon earrings which were kindly gifted to me by @oringo.world. they make the most gorgeous bookish jewelry! I also love that company is owned and ran by a family all the way from the design of the pieces to actually creating the metal jewelry. I highly recommend you check out their shop and Etsy because I had such a hard time choosing just one piece from them! 😂
Aşkın Sırrı #alıntı
Büyüyorlardı....Mutlu, sakin bir hayatın kapısında; yarım kalmış işlerinin hepsini bitirmiş şekilde; çektikleri acılardan sonra bahşedilen huzuru yaşıyorlardı artık.
Seviyorlardı... Olayların eksik olmadığı hayatlarına bomba gibi düşen eşlerini, küçük kadınlarını deli gibi seviyorlar; gözlerinden sakınıyorlardı.
Korkuyorlardı... En mutlu oldukları anda, hâlâ ödediklerine inanmadıkları bedellerin, hesap defterlerinde eksik kalacağından ve acısının ailelerinden çıkacağından ödleri kopuyordu.
Biliyorlardı... Bir arada oldukları sürece, ufak hasarlar alsalar da yıkılmaz olduklarını; paranın amaç değil araç olduğunu; bebeklerinin bir gülüşünde, eşlerinin gözlerinde buldukları huzuru başka bir yerde bulamayacaklarını ve o huzura muhtaç olduklarını biliyorlardı.
Herkese hayırlı kandiller. Çok sevdiğim bir dostuma veda eder gibi bitirdim son kitabı. Yorum gelmeden şuraya bir alıntı bırakıp gidiyorum ben. 🙋🏻♀️ #currentlyreading#okuyorum#önerikitap#oykuodabas#sırserisi#aşkınsırrı#gitanekitap @oyku_odabas @gitanekitap
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Ler este livro, é ler a vida. Umas vezes com humor, outras mergulhados em pensamentos profundos nos pequenos abismos da vida: o amor e a morte.
Nunca tinha lido @afonso_cruz e foi uma longa e incrível descoberta. A escrita é maravilhosa e tão leve que conseguimos acompanhar a história ao mesmo tempo que refletimos sobre ela.
Dei por mim a fechar o livro e ficar a olhar para o vazio para digerir tudo o que tinha lido. Não traumatiza, mas faz-nos questionar muita coisa. Também foi a primeira vez que senti que tinha de sublinhar frases - shame on me -, para que a próxima pessoa ao lê-lo, conseguisse olhar mais atentamente para as partes que, naquele momento, mexeram comigo.
Foi com uma obra de Inês Pedroso que percebi que sublinhar livros não era um ato tão descabido quanto lhe pintamos. Pertencia à minha tia e foi uma forma de quase a conhecer melhor. Ao ler as frases que sublinhou, foi quase como se parte dela estivesse ali e eu estivesse a ler com ela.
Concluindo: leiam Afonso Cruz. Não li mais nenhuma obra dele, mas já tenho a próxima debaixo de olho: “Jesus Cristo Bebia Cerveja”. 🍻
Agora vou continuar na saga J. K. Rowling que em Março temos viagem a Londres. ✈️
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~ QOTD: What was your first adult contemporary romance book? 🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📖 Hey booksta fam! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have to set my reading mood. I love cozying up with a blanket, chai, and a romance book during the winter. There’s just something about setting the mood/vibes that help me read without looking at the time. I’ve recently been binging a bunch of adult romance books and it’s been so much fun! I can’t wait to add these to my tbr for the next few weeks. Thanks to the @harlequinpublicityteam for sending me these books. Harlequin released the first set of books with the new cover and logo designs. I enjoy reading romance books because they have subgenres and I always love the comedy, or like Me Before You, the heart breaking moments. Every book is different and with books like these, there is something for everyone. Each book is out now, so be on the lookout! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📚 𝙱𝚘𝚘𝚔 𝙳𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚛𝚒𝚙𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜
𝐓𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐓𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐢𝐟𝐞
Garrett Song is this close to taking the reins of his family’s LA fashion empire…until the Song matriarch insists he marry her handpicked bride first. To block her matchmaking, he recruits Natalie Sobol to pose as his wife. She needs a fake spouse as badly as he does. But when passion burns down their chaste agreement, the flames could destroy them all…
𝐇𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐡
Mackenzie Wallace hopes there’s still some bad boy lurking beneath single father Danny Adams’s upright exterior. Being the proverbial good girl left her brokenhearted and alone in the past. Now she’s back in town and wants excitement with her high school crush—not love. Dan knows their connection runs deep, despite Mackenzie’s protests. But will their new personas work together—especially when Dan’s secret is exposed?
𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐢𝐝𝐨𝐰
After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband’s powerful crime family.
Şimdi bir adam(!) düşünün 5 yıldır birlikte yaşadığı kadını bir şey bahane edip şiddet uygulayıp terkediyor ve bir kadın düşünün 5 yılını verdiği, birlikte yaşadığı adam(!) tarafından hunharca dövülerek terkediliyor. Amaaaa,gelin görün ki bu kızımız eski sevgiliyi unutamıyor, geri dönmesi için gözü yollarda,elinden telefon hiç düşmüyor... Tekrardan şiddet görmeye bile razı sanırım... 🤨🤨🤨 .
Kitabı okuyunca esas kıza üzüle üzüle 'Ah ben kızım bu kadar küçültme kendini' diye diye okudum. Gençlik işte aşık olunca göz görmüyor her şey sineye çekiliyor cahillik döneminde... Bunları hep görüyoruz, şahit oluyoruz, hatta belki de yaşıyoruz ne yazık ki...🤔🤔🤔 .
Kitaptan ders çıkarmak isteyenlere çok güzel çıkarılacak dersler, ornek almak isteyene de çok güzel örnekler mevcut... Ama yapmayalım artık, aşk adi altında şiddete boyun eğmeyelim, sesimizi çıkarmaz, bu tip şeylere göz yumup sineye çekersek bu olaylar asla son bulmayacak.😬😬😬 .
Sonuç olarak da herkesin bir yerlerde acaba 'O iyi mi?' diye merak ettiği biri ya da birileri mutlaka ki vardır diye düşünüyorum. Bu bir sevgili, bir arkadaş, bir dost, anne, baba, evlat da olabilir... Keşke sevdiklerimizle aramıza hiç kırgınlık, küslük girmese ve biz hiç kimseyi #oiyimi diye merak etmesek...🙄🙄🙄 .
Kitaptan herkes kendince bir şeyler bulacaktır. Bence okumalısınız...👍👍👍 .
. #jaledemirdöğen@jaledemirdogen#oiyimi#nemesiskitap@nemesiskitap .
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Happy #ThrowbookThursday ! Today I'm talking about a speech: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Below is an excerpt of my original review. Please note: my throwback reviews are unedited. In this review, I use the phrase men and women, without addressing the role of feminism for non-binary or gender fluid individuals. I have retained the original wording of my review for transparency.⠀
There was a part of me that expected this book to be large and loaded, something that proved that I was woefully unequipped to call myself a feminist. But that wasn't what I discovered. ⠀
Instead, I found We Should All Be Feminists was akin to a conversation with a friend, which is why I wasn't surprised to find that it was a transcription of a TED talk Adichie had given a few years back. ⠀
Adichie is an eloquent speaker, intelligent and funny. She intertwines her experiences with her message, sharing anecdotes from her life and the lives of those around her, women and men whose experiences with gender have shaped the people they've become.⠀
Here's the thing about this book - it doesn't read like a textbook or a lecture. Adichie isn't afraid to get personal, and her brevity speaks volumes about the stories left unsaid.⠀
Whitney described Adichie's speech as "striking the perfect balance between storytelling and educating," and I couldn't agree more. I found myself thinking that what Adichie wanted was for people to think - to think about how they, regardless of their own gender, are affected by society's rules about it. She encourages people to consider how gender affects us as individuals and as a society. She encourages people to reclaim that loaded word, feminist, and above all, she encourages people to educate themselves about what, exactly, that means.⠀
I think that Adichie's speech is great for both men and women who are interested in learning about feminism but aren't sure where to begin, as well as those who might already have an interest or prior knowledge about the subject. ⠀
We Should All Be Feminists is a jumping off point, a place for people to connect but also a tool to further the discussion. It was a quick read, and well worth it.
Staying home and close to the heater might be my favourite winter activity. It's snowy and icy and below freezing outside and I'm ridiculously glad I have no plans to speak of for the day. I'm catching up on emails, phone calls, messages and comments, and editing. I'm also hoping to cook one of the many, many vegetarian currys, rice, and naan recipes I pinned over on Pinterest. I haven't had a real home cooked meal in weeks so I'm excited to start season 2 of Monk and cook for a few hours. Are you a chef at heart like myself or do you hate to cook? I make the same ten recipes but I want to change that and start experimenting. Without realizing cooking has become a big coping mechanism of mine. I somehow always forget all about my anxiety when I start chopping vegetables and standing over a pot.
#coffeeandcurrentlyreading FIREFLY LANE ✨I think what impresses me so much about Kristin Hannah is her ability to develop such strong characters AND create visuals that make it easy to place yourself in the setting. After reading + loving THE GREAT ALONE & THE NIGHTINGALE, I started buying copies of her other books randomly. It took me two years to crack this one open, but I finally did it! I'm extremely invested in the friendship of Kate and Tully, but I'm only about 130 pages in, and I'm nervous because KH knows how to make a reader v emotional. 😅
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NEW REVIEW DAY! I recently read a book that was not the least bit happy but was so insightful and well-written that it was a full ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I’m boldly saying it’s similar to THE GOLDFINCH // Donna Tartt. 👀 Here’s the mini on THE ITALIAN TEACHER // Tom Rachman, but head over to the blog (linked in bio!) for my full review. •
There are certain books that don’t necessarily lead with entertainment but instead teach or explore, and The Italian Teacher is the latter. The plot sounds simple: We follow a young man through his life as he struggles with identity, the challenges of second-hand celebrity, and normal college things like relationships and finding his calling. However, the book is so much more because of the layers of relationships built into the story like paint on a canvas. Bear Bavinsky for example is a fascinating character. In the epitome of “show don’t tell,” we really experience Bear as a gregarious artist while also experiencing his gaslighting and selfish private life. I can’t speak highly enough about Rachman’s character development and writing throughout. Highly recommend if you’re a character reader and if you enjoyed The Goldfinch!
💭 Would you read this one?💭 tell me below! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
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Which of these books should I read first?
I started The Hours once but for some reason I didn’t get far. 🙈 My attention is so torn these days, I start many more books than I manage to finish. Often it’s not even that I don’t like the book I’m reading, something new arrives and I forget about all the old ones. 😆 It’s like I missed the train today because suddenly the coffee shop took my attention ☕️.
How many photos do you have in your phone? 😅I had about 30,000 an hour ago. Now it’s 29,500. I spent some time deleting my photos when I noticed this old snap. Almost everything is a miss in this photo, apart from the books and the glasses. 🙈 I think I tried to show my necklace and bracelet.
Happy Wednesday! I’m halfway through Fellowship and just love it! I keep thinking about the book and the movie and how they compare. Do you compare the book to the movie?
I mean, there are some vast differences and similarities and I’m not saying one is better than the other. I just watched the movies before I read the book and that’s my only reference.
Speaking of reference, I’ve been seeing so many ways Tolkien influenced other fantasy authors. I’m seeing where folks used themes and found inspiration in his work. I mean, Harry Potter is riddled with love for Tolkien! It’s kind of fun to see and why I wanted to read some classic fantasy this year! This is going so well!
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What's the longest you've kept a houseplant alive? I think it's time I admitted I have a brown thumb and not just because I'm Black. I've had this Croton plant named Blanche after my favourite Golden Girls diva for nearly a year and after months of growing and flourishing things started going wrong and all but nine of the leaves fell off within days of each other. A lot of gorgeous, healthy plants have died on me in the last ten plus years so I told myself if I kept Blanche Elizabeth Devereaux alive for a year I could get more plants and finally have the urban jungle I've always wanted. I've read half a dozen gardening blogs and watched way too many plant care videos because I really don't want to kill what's fast becoming my favourite planet in years. Do you have any tips for me? I could seriously use all the tips and tricks you've got!
Other than stressing about this plant I'm having a surprisingly calm, uneventful week. How's yours going? Have you had any fun or exciting moments? Is the week going just as you hoped?
I liked the sound of this title. It is that, which first caught my eye. Notes are the most indispensable tools of my threadbare existence. I often write these notes myself. They’re reminders that I’m trying. Acknowledgement of the patient doctor confidentiality between me and my mind.
Which is why I’d be outraged if these notes were ever ‘available’ for public consumption. Too exposed, not on account of my insecurities, (although that too!)but largely because I would think it inadequate.
Women’s writing is often diminished for being located in the domestic, in the emotional. It is gendered rather than being regarded as of universal appeal, in the way male writing is. Too personal. Too confessional. All ways of saying in some ways lesser.
Women do write from a more personal place than men do, but thats because their personal place has been overcrowded and undernourished, for centuries.
Pine writes with such forensic accuracy about the female experience, about the assumption that female bodies are predestined ‘sites of pain’, about how we are constantly measured against each other, a fact for which there should be collective outrage among women, but instead there is quiet disdain, not for the men, but the women instead.
It isn’t anything I’ve not read before, but when someone attempts to disrobe, with such alarming audacity, in the public eye, they pave the way for the likes of me, who’re still not sure if their notes to themselves are narcissistic or delusional. Or somewhere in between.