Thank you so much for my Valentine surprise Cynthia!! I love the card too! Can‘t wait to read this one!! I hope you have a Happy Valentine‘s Day!! 💗💗💗
This is one I #readinhighschool because I overheard a girl I thought was cool talking about it. And then I completely fell in love with it! I must have read it 5 or 6 times in those 4 years. #gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Historical fiction depicting the lives of the Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic during the reign of Trujillo. Critical to the resistance against the regime. Their story is moving and tragic. It is not surprising that the women‘s bravery continues to inspire and be celebrated. Alvarez gives each woman a full and complex life. Powerful book.
👉This Strand X PEN America reading list explores how Latinx, intersectional, and multicultural identity has influenced a range of genres. ☝️Read more here: https://www.strandbooks.com/strand-blog#/entry/entry136-latin...
Found this gem of a book while cleaning and reorganizing my bedroom today. I read this one as part of a Sociology of Gender course during my undergraduate career and can remember the wide array of emotions it made me feel. Very good read if you're interested in historical fiction.
BOOK: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
AUTHOR: Eowyn Ivey
MOVIE: It Happened One Night
FOOD: Iced tea (I know it‘s a drink and not technically “food” but the only food I could think of was ice cream and probably everyone is gonna use that! 😜)
This is my #hour30challenge for #24in48
I read this years ago and was overwhelmed by it - the ordinary family, relationships of the siblings and what their lives were like, and the danger they faced. I had known nothing of life in the Dominican Republic and my heart broke for the challenges they faced and the courage they had.
A fictional account of the Mirabals, victims of the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic (see authors note) It‘s written from each sister‘s POV, chronicling the journey from daughters to wives & then ‘politicos‘. Alvarez brings the epoch to life through a personal lens - girlhood, faith, marriage & motherhood, the personal interactions of prison time & house arrest, the small details make this a heartfelt read rather than a history. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Beautiful and heartbreaking fictionalized account of the Mirabel sisters, 3 of whom were killed because of their opposition to the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic. Alvarez depicts them not just as revolutionaries, but also as sisters, wives, and mothers. Wonderful read.
Started this book last night and already the language is beautiful. I don‘t know why I continue to be surprised that such important women are not widely known outside Dominican Republic but I am excited for this read! #feminism #resist
Photo from Rejected Princesses which gives a quick recap to entice you.
Based on a true story- 3 sisters involved in a movement to overthrow a 1960‘s Dominican dictator are murdered by the regime on their way to visit their husbands in prison. The story is made all the more interesting by the author‘s note at the end- her father was also involved in the movement and her family fled to the US in 1960 to escape.
In the book we follow the lives of four sisters that are killed by the regime (it's not spoiler, but a premises of the book) in the end. I liked to have the story being told by all sisters and each one of them provided a different perspective through the prism of their own personality and life choices.
It sometimes felt a little frivolous and a little fluffy for my taste, but for the most I enjoyed listening to it.
4.5 / 5⭐️
I was introduced to this book by the Reading Around the World bookclub on GR‘s. I‘d never heard of the book or author. What a great surprise Alvarez‘s based on a true story novel about three sisters and their fight against dictator Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. It‘s hard for me to describe the feeling I had while reading the winding story, cloaked in beauty despite the difficult circumstances and location!
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Violence Against Women. The date was chosen to commemorate the murdering of the Mirabal Sisters by the regime of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. Julia Álvarez wrote their story in this book. Many years later Latin America has the highest rates of femicide in the world. Today we march!
What a #gorgeous #book. This is the third time I've read it, and it's always a #brilliant jump into an entirely different world. This is an #inspiring, #luminous, #terrifying #story. #vivanlasmariposas #DR #reader #literate #literature #readtolive #livetoread #novel #JuliaAlvarez #IntheTimeoftheButterflies #DominicanRepublic #regime #dictatorship #read #history
Heavy sigh. So much has been weighing on my mind the past many months...as I know it has on yours as well. This book is about he dictatorship of Trujillo in Dominican Republic and there have been so many passages that have struck me. But this is where I keep coming back to. How do we move on? How do we heal? How do we become an undivided nation again? Gonna go refill my coffee before I become paralyzed in fear again. 😞
Second time this week I've been home with a sick babe. This time the littlest. Crawled back in bed with this one while she takes her morning nap. Loving it so far--have you read it??
I feel pretty good about my reading habits, but the one thing I'd really like to do in 2017 is to participate in an official readathon. I can't do the #24in48 in a few weeks, but hopefully there'll be more!
"I think that is enough resolves for a *regular* year." ? HAPPY NEW YEAR, LITTENS!!!
#fridayreads On 11/25/1960, the Mirabal sisters were assassinated for their political activism in the Dominican Republic. In their memory & in memory of all those who are victims of gender based violence, 11/25 is the International Day Against Violence Towards Women.
In The Time of the Butterflies is my very favorite book & in it Alvarez tells a fictionalized story of the Mirabal sisters that is so important and always worth a reread.
Oh! When you hit that stride in a book that has you sighing all over the place and your Friday lunch break is over and you have a craaaazy weekend ahead of you and you know you won't be able to do much reading in the next couple days. 😢😢 #booknerdproblems
I am notoriously bad about sticking to TBR plans, so here are 3 of the 4 prospective books I'd like to read for the remainder of my #ReadHarder (play, -year- I was born, book adapted to movie). Not featured is my SE Asian author--I have a handful of contenders, but if you have recs, I'd love to hear 'em. #photoadaynov16 #NovemberTBR