Morning! Anyone else in the UK got a snow day today? All our schools are closed so we're at home - yay!
I also wanted to let you know that I have added a few more books to my Etsy shop (the advantages of cancelled plans!) just incase you are still looking for present ideas, and I hope to add notebooks later today.
Have a great day and stay warm! X
Título original: #TheFemaleofTheSpecies
Classificação: 17 anos
Alex está no ensino médio, e tinha uma irmã mais velha que foi estuprada e esquartejada. Ela é conhecida por “a irmã da garota que sofreu uma tragédia”, já que vive numa cidade pequena.
Ela tem muita raiva acumulada dentro si, e por isso, decide fazer justiça com as próprias mãos contra qualquer pessoa que fizer qualquer tipo de abuso. Mas primeiro, ela vai vingar a irmã.
O QUE ACHEI:
Que hino foi esse, minha gente!
Primeiro, preciso dizer para você não esperar um livro de “caça às bruxas”, sabe? A Alex não sai exatamente caçando predadores sexuais como a sinopse diz, então baixa um pouco a bola. Não é um livro repleto de sangue e morte em cada capítulo. Mas ainda assim, é muito forte e de extrema importância, e violento também.
Ele é dividido entre capítulos narrados por Alex, por Efepê e por Jack. Eu gosto muito de saber o que os outros personagens estão pensando ou sentindo, e isso foi trabalhado de um jeito muito natural, em uma narrativa bem fluida.
Mas também tem seus pontos negativos, o principal é o slut-shaming, e depois o romance entre Alex e Jack, logo Jack que é um completo babaca.
Mas no todo, é um livro muito impactante, que aborda temas tão fortes que chocam, deixam a gente com aquele aperto no peito, e faz a gente entender a personagem.
Eu me senti uma sociopata em diversos momentos, porque fiquei feliz com as vinganças de Alex, em como ela fez eles sofrerem antes de matá-los. E acredito que esse sentimento é normal. Qual mulher ou homem não queria ter coragem de matar esses monstros? Mas, ao mesmo tempo eu tive medo.
É muito difícil explicar a intensidade dos sentimentos que temos ao ler esse livro.
Achei também que foi bem real em mostrar como a sociedade acha que certos tipos de abuso são normais, e acham um exagero quem reage e dá um soco na virilha de um cara que vem falar merda pra você.
Então fica aqui um dos ensinamentos: Não é porque você mulher, que tem que ser submissa aos desejos de um homem. Ou tolerar piadinhas babacas.
"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love." - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
I know Jane Austen's birthday isn't for a few more days, but Drogo and I are so excited we decided to celebrate early!
Christmas trees are hard when you're confined to a 3x5 🙈
Theee lives, spent between Aristotle and Żytomirski.
I want to see your favorite bookstore! Go, go, go!
Also, take me back to NYC, please 😢
“When I was a debutante, I often went to the zoo. I went so often that I knew the animals better than I knew the girls of my own age. Indeed it was in order to get away from people that I found myself at the zoo every day. The animal I got to know best was a young hyena. She knew me too. She was very intelligent. I taught her French, and she, in return taught me her language. In this way we passed many pleasant hours…”
From the short story ‘The Debutante,’ in Leonora Carrington’s The Oval Lady.
This is the 1975 First Edition, published by Capra Press, of this wonderful collection. Six stories that read like bizarre and beautiful fairy tales by the great “lost” Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. (Be sure to read our previous post for more on this remarkable woman 😉)
Cover art by Raymond Glass, with illustrations by Pablo Weisz. Find this one on the site under New Arrivals, where it is available for purchase.
Not sure I love this pic but weather has been really bad lately and I haven't been able to take new pictures 😟 -
Hello bookworms! 😊
The amazing @readingdouble tagged me to do the #20factsaboutme which I suck at bc I'm not an interesting human being but I'm gonna do my best 😂
1. I am left handed
2. I absolutely HATE being late
3. I'm on my 2nd year of college
4. It's killing me 😂
5. I have so many books on my shelf that I haven't read yet that I lost count of them
6. That still didn't stop me from buying more books this Christmas 😂
7. I'm not a religious person (like, at all) but I still love Christmas
8. I own a cat (Tommy) and a dog (Eddie)
9. I currently have 2 books on my nightstand
10. My bedroom is green (idk man I'm out of ideas 😂)
11. I haven't had internet since the terrible fire that crossed my country (it's been 2 months)
12. I'm sure I'm doing this wrong but I told you, I suck at this 😂
13. I wear glasses and I absolutely hate it
14. I am a terrible driver 😂
15. I consider myself a good friend
16. I am a very direct person (usually, people don't like that)
17. I dye my hair
18. I love horses
19. I like playing League of Legends
20. I don't know how I managed to do the whole tag 😂
Feel free to do this tag! -
"Berlinfotografisch. Fotografie in Berlin 1860-1982" (Berlinische Galerie / Vertrieb: Medusa, 1982)
244 Seiten mit zahlreichen teils farbigen Fotos namhafter Fotografen von Dieter Appelt bis Heinrich Zille aus der fotografischen Sammlung der Berlinischen Galerie.
The Christmas Handbook by Alan Dart and Malcolm Bird - 1986 gem packed full of activities, crafts and games and with amazing illustrations by Malcolm Bird. I love the books on this handbook series! 💚❤️💚
Hey guys! I don't always post more than once a day but today I figured what the hell 🤷🏻♀️
it gives me a chance to knock out another tag anyway 😅.
P.S. I decided to add The Tales of Beedle the Bard to my December TBR cause I'm not ready to leave the wizarding world quite yet! ❤️✨.
My dear Renée @bookishblissandbeauty tagged me to do the #winterreads tag 😊.
❄️Hot Cocoa with marshmallows (nostalgic read): Harry Potter.
❄️Snow drifts (a book binge you binge read instead of going out): The Light Between Oceans.
❄️Gloomy Skies (a sad read): Of Mice and Men or Flowers for Algernon.
❄️Mulled wine (a comforting book or genre): definitely fantasy.
❄️Bah, Humbug! (A book you didn't finish): The Orc King by R.A. Salvatore.
❄️Holiday spirit (a book that makes you excited for the holidays): Harry Potter 😂 and A Christmas Carol! .
Feel free to do the tag 💕.
💜 Morning, my darlings! 💜
How are you all? 😘 Can you believe it's almost 2018?? 😱
NOTHING by Annie Barrows is as it claims: about nothing. The story follows the average not-so-exciting lives of Charlotte and best friend Frankie and how nothing happens to them. 👭
You'll LOVE those two, they're nothing short of entertaining and carry the story where the nonexistent plot would not.
Like all books, it did have its flaws. 💁 Barrows had a huge gripe about the YA genre, especially storylines and themes, which was funny for about a second until it crossed the line. 😒 Not to mention it dragged on halfway through and true to its title, nothing ever happened.
Despite that, for the most part I enjoyed it, earning it 💜💜💜 out of 5 purple hearts!! A funny and lighthearted read, NOTHING is the kind of book you would devour in one sitting after reading a heart-wrenching and soul-crushing book in desperate need of something lighter. 😉
QOTD💬: What's next on your reading list? 😉📚
Stay beautiful! 😘😘
Here’s another make up combo post! .
Here we gooooooo ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️🎄 ps. It’s a major weather advisory snow storm here. Already have 3 inches+ and supposed to keep snowing all night. Ugh. .
#bndtpdec17 11th Jingle Bells - A classic read .
#booksunderthemistletoe17 10th Cookies for Santa- Books and cookies (freshly baked!)
11th Buddy the Elf- Over enthusiastic character .
So I went with my Moby Dick special norton classic edition. I actually love the cover. The book? Not so much. But it is a classic read. Just read through most for one of my classes. .
And over enthusiastic character would definitely be Ahab. •
I was tagged by @younglyricallit to do #last5books tag! What were your last 5?
1. Final girls
2. Fifteen dogs
4. Mrs. Dalloway
5. Crooked kingdom
Sadly, 3 of those are novels I had to read for class 😂😂🤷♀️ Join in! Tell me your last 5