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This beautiful book of essays from #womensprize winner Marilynne Robinson is out now.
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User Image monetizabeth Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:52 PM (UTC)
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I’m not sure I know how to talk about this book yet, one that challenged many assumptions I didn’t know still sat deep within me, one that had me walking around gentrified Brooklyn in a haze of layered disgust and anger and admiration and love and confusion and disbelief and belief and everything in between. If it’s the only book you pick up this year, read it.
User Image bookofcinz Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:13 PM (UTC)

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I live on an Island 🏖, which means the beach is a 20-30min drive away, I sometimes take this for granted.
I decided that this year I will make a beach run at least once a month. Last weekend I made it to the beach and I spent the entire day reading, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" by Daniel H. Pink. It was a day well spent. 🏖🌞
How far away are you from a beach? Isn’t beach reading the best?

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User Image mybookpath Posted: Feb 23, 2018 11:15 AM (UTC)

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La sed no es una lectura fácil, en ningún sentido. La narrativa está fragmentada, la caligrafía de @paulabonet, tan bella como críptica, no siempre es fácil de descifrar ni por su forma ni por su contenido. Sin embargo, creo que es ahí, exactamente donde Paula quiere situarnos: en la crudeza, en la desnudez, en la verdad, aunque a veces resulte incómoda o incomprensible.

La historia es cambiante, como la Tierra con los movimientos sísmicos de los que habla esta obra, de repente te deja tranquila y adormecida entre unos dibujos de la vida cotidiana y de pronto, te cubre de barro, te rasga el alma con sus palabras y las de otras mujeres "despertadoras" en sociedades que parecidas a la nuestra, no querían oír a las mujeres con talento.
La sed te obliga a pararte, a cuestionarte lo que acabas de leer, te hace mirarte dentro y saltar un poco al vacío que se ha creado sin darte cuenta en tu interior, te hace plantearte qué significa tener fragmentos de ideas, de vidas, de cuerpos de mujeres entre las páginas y ver cómo lo percibimos.
¿Qué hace a las mujeres llegar a sitios oscuros? ¿Qué les provoca la sed? Después, te deja con las heridas abiertas y tienes que pensar en qué hacer para curarlas para que cicatricen antes de que llegue otro seísmo y nos las abra.
User Image feministblacksheep Posted: Feb 23, 2018 9:51 AM (UTC)
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What a week! It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride on my end trying to juggle so many things. Not sure how I'm doing but hey, I made it to Friday! I've been reading lots of intense and emotional lit these past couple of weeks, so I'm switching it up to end each day with a couple of Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 😌 Have a nice weekend, folks! .
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User Image thelastredhead_ Posted: Feb 23, 2018 7:56 AM (UTC)

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I was in bed for 9:30 last night and slept for like 10 hours? 😴
Currently reading The Bone Witch. Really not what I expected... it seems to be a fantasy version of Memoirs of a Geisha. Has anyone else read this? ✨
#grimdragon dumpster fire; Melisandre is about to ignite the shambles that is The Red Queen. I don’t think I have ever been quite so disappointed in a book as I have with this one.🔥
#frenchiefantasyanniversary rebel; the entire rebellion plot to this book was so dull and predictable. The only surprise was the allegiance of the princes’. Such a shame.🔥🔥
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User Image jenniferqueenie Posted: Feb 23, 2018 7:16 AM (UTC)
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#ourdaughtersdaughterssociety - the theme this week is women and sport
Little Girls In Pretty Boxes by Joan Ryan is the book that sprang immediately to mind
First published over 20 years ago, it exposes the abusive training methods used in womens/girls gymnastics and ice-skating (though I think much of it would apply to the men's sports too). The co-opting of parents in to this - the lure of having a champion child - was particularly interesting
It is in need of an update - particularly given the conviction of US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar on multiple sexual abuse charges recently. Interestingly when I thought back on the book initially I remembered a sexual abuse component being covered but this was not the case. I think this was because the training methods and the power dynamics are so f-ed up that sexual abuse seemed to be a depressingly inevitable consequence
Lastly, Aly Raisman 😍!
User Image ninasbooktalk Posted: Feb 23, 2018 5:03 AM (UTC)

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"The trouble with denial is that when the truth comes, you aren't ready.” ― Nina LaCour, We Are Okay
It's Friday again 🎉 I can't believe the week went by so fast.
I tried to plan my next trip yesterday for 2 hours and realised, that I don't have enough money and time to see everything I want to see. So my list got bigger and I still haven't booked anything 😁
It's funny, I always say I'm an introvert and I hate people but the thought of traveling to places I've never been makes me so happy 😍
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User Image Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:57 AM (UTC)

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Who will you be in five years? My parents counselled us to choose our friends and books wisely. Great advice!.
Credit: Peaceful Warriors and I love reading books. #bookwisdom #wisewordsoftheday
User Image tsengisland Posted: Feb 23, 2018 12:00 AM (UTC)

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Olivia Campbell discovered this on Instagram & shared it on Twitter where I saw it & now I'm sharing it on Instagram & I, for one, like the idea of the poem being shared back & forth & here & there & everywhere until someday the woman in the bathroom reads it.
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User Image booksnourish_caroleann Posted: Feb 22, 2018 11:20 PM (UTC)
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!;;::,,,””?—-:;;,, Punctuation, grammar, usage. Sometimes I fear for the future of the English language with all of its beautiful rules of construction. I read articles in the newspaper occasionally that say if some phrase or word, previously incorrect, becomes common and widespread then it is now “acceptable.” And, I swear, can no one spell anymore?! I correct menus in ink! ,,,;;:—!””,,,
Mary Norris was a proofreader at ‘The New Yorker” who has a happy passion for all the rules of the English language. In this memoir she looks back on an enjoyable and fulfilling career and talks about punctuation and word usage. A dry subject? Not at all! Her delightful personality and her dry sense of humor shine through making this a book that is so much fun to read. There is a whole chapter on hyphens!!
User Image spikeisland Posted: Feb 22, 2018 10:35 PM (UTC)
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A lovely #NovelWriters night! Zoe Gilbert in conversation with Zoe Steadman-Milne of @bristolfestivalofideas on 'Folk', Gilbert's debut novel #readwomen #folk #zoegilbert
User Image roemcdermott Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:19 PM (UTC)

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You know the way some people have eyes larger than their stomachs? I just have eyes larger than my... eyes. (Also, follow @sonyareneetaylor, I met her in #Oakland & she’s unreal. Just a life changing presence, I can’t wait to read her book.) #books #haul #bookaddict #bookstagram #readwomen #bodypositivity
User Image bors_og_katedral Posted: Feb 22, 2018 9:07 PM (UTC)

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«The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter» by Carson McCullers, lovely Norwegian vintage edition. Månadens bok i Den Norske Bokklubben mars 1966. I april kom «Sult» av Knut Hamsun. Sjekk det fine designet! Og den utruleg sjarmerande baksideteksten! Føler liksom Bokklubben i dag er meir av ein pledd- og koppebutikk... .
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User Image casanovalayla Posted: Feb 22, 2018 8:19 PM (UTC)

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É AMANHÃ! "Nos Bastidores da Fama" já está quase ali e você já pode adquiri-lo por aqui: 🎬 🎬

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