As a celebration of my blog reaching over 500 followers (currently at 719), I made a Follow Forever. Thank you so much everyone who is following me! I love you all and if I missed anyone on this list I apologize.
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Thank you so much for the mention, darlin!Aww OMG thank u so much!!
- Hey kids, let's talk about books.
- 1: What was the last book you read?
- 2: Was it a good one?
- 3: What made it good?
- 4: Would you recommend it to other people?
- 5: How often do you read?
- 6: Do you like to read?
- 7: What was the last bad book you read?
- 8: What made you dislike it?
- 9: Do you wish to be a writer?
- 10: Has any book every influenced you greatly?
- 11: Do you read fanfiction?
- 12: Do you write fanfiction?
- 13: What's your favorite book?
- 14: What's your least favorite book?
- 15: Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?
- 16: When did you learn to read?
- 17: What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
- 18: What is your favorite book series?
- 19: Who is your favorite author?
- 20: What is your favorite genre?
- 21: Who is your favorite character in a book series?
- 22: Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
- 23: Which book do you wish had a sequel?
- 24: Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?
- 25: How long does it take you to read a book?
- 26: Do you like when books become movies?
- 27: Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
- 28: Which movie has done a book justice?
- 29: Do you read newspapers?
- 30: Do you read magazines?
- 31: Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
- 32: Do you read while in bed?
- 33: Do you read while on the toilet?
- 34: Do you read while in the car?
- 35: Do you read while in the bath?
- 36: Are you a fast reader?
- 37: Are you a slow reader?
- 38: Where is your favorite place to read?
- 39: Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
- 40: Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
- 41: Who gave you your love for reading?
- 42: What book is next on your list to read?
- 43: When did you start to read chapter books?
- 44: Who is your favorite children's book author?
- 45: Which author would you most want to interview?
- 46: Which author do you think you'd be friends with?
- 47: What book have you reread the most?
- 48: Which books do you consider "classics"?
- 49: Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
- 50: Which books should be banned from all schools?
Books are love.
Part II in our Feminism 101 Booklist series, here is a list of literature by ladies that shakes the boundaries of old-white-dude academia. All books are linked to their publisher’s purchase page, not Amazon. Most are published by independent presses.
- Give it to Me- by Ana Castillo, the hilarious, bold, and insightful journey of forty-three-year-old, pansexual Palma, in equal turns addictive and poetic.
- Purple Hibiscus- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s first novel, an intimate narrative of fifteen-year-old Kambili in a religious Nigerian household; a reflection on joy, power, and family.
- Brown Girl, Brownstones- Paule Marshal’s tale of coming of age in a Brooklyn immigrant family and the struggle of balancing personal and community aspirations.
- Persepolis- by Marjane Satrapi, a two-volume graphic novel confessional of a young woman coming of age in Tehran, the story of a girlhood and the story of a country.
- I Love Myself When I Am Laughing- by Zora Neale Hurston, edited by Alice Walker. Hurston is one of the essential voices of the twentieth century, shaping and reshaping literary convention. This is the first and most comprehensive collection of her short works.
- NW- by Zadie Smith is the story of girlhoods, the story of difference, and the story of a city. Anyone who has avoided the eyes of a stranger they pass by on a city street will recognize themselves in its poetic narrative.
- His Own Where- June Jordan is best known as a poet, but this short fiction remains her only novel. Nonetheless, poetry seeps into this young-adult love story. One of the most crucial voices of recent decades.
- Jane Eyre- Charlotte Bronte’s classic is shocking for its explicitness, for the direct force of its woman narrator that remains just as accessible today
- The Yellow Wallpaper- Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s now-classic work of feminist realism, a story of repression and creation that blurs the lines of reality and sanity.
- The Bell Jar- Sylvia Plath’s dizzying tale of the brilliant Esther, a reflection and question on the boundaries of sanity that takes the reader along for the ride.
- The Color Purple- While this seminal work by Alice Walker has achieved much popularity based on its film and reputation alone, read the book for a heart-wrenching portrayal of inherited pain, family, and love.
- Into the Go-Slow- Bridgett Davis’s tale of a younger sister attempting to make sense of her radical black activist sister Angie’s death in Nigeria several years before; honest, intimate, and utterly relatable.
- A Gate at the Stairs- Lorrie Moore’s story of college student Tassie, who becomes the babysitter for a white family adopting a black daughter. Moore can write about topics from inane, to hilarious, to utterly depressing all with a poetic attention that captivates her reader.
- Jazz- Toni Morrison shows how a rhythm modifies storytelling, how obsession changes a relationship, and how an urban landscape alters the tempo of daily black lives.
- Zipper Mouth- Laurie Week’s tale of drugs and backroom escapades during a lower-east-side adolescence in the early nineties, told in the voice of a fast-talking, confiding best friend.
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Happy birthday, Harry Potter!
To celebrate Harry Potter’s 34th birthday, I made my own book covers for the whole series. I was inspired by the vintage Penguin Scores collection Jan Tschichold designed. I created patterns using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted all seven. You can view the whole project here! :)
(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)