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The Heroine's Bookshelf
The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder | Erin Blakemore
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A testament to inspirational women throughout literature, Erin Blakemores exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors shows todays women how to best tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence, grace, vitality and aplomb. This collection of unforgettable charactersincluding Anne Shirley, Jo March, Scarlett OHara, and Jane Eyreand outstanding authorslike Jane Austen, Harper Lee, and Laura Ingalls Wilderis an impassioned look at literatures most compelling heroines, both on the page and off. Readers who found inspiration in books by Toni Morrison, Maud Hart Lovelace, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Alice Walker, or who were moved by literary-themed memoirs like Shelf Discovery and Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, get ready to return to the well of womens classic literature with The Heroine's Bookshelf.
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DarcysMom
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DarcysMom
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It was super windy all night and into the early morning - a large tree at the park was blown over.
#audiowalk
#2019kmin2019
#cloudlibrary
#LitsyWalkers

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DarcysMom
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wallacereads
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I never get sick of this view. #shelfie #Rencher10k

squirrelbrain Gorgeous! ❤️ 14mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 14mo
gradcat Everyone‘s bookshelves are so much neater than mine!! 😲😲 14mo
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Oryx Gorgeous! 14mo
LA_Mead I love those shelves! 14mo
erzascarletbookgasm Nice! 😍 14mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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starlight97 So true! 1y
Caroline2 Yes!!! This is exactly what I said to my husband last night! 😆 1y
JackOBotts TRUTH!! 1y
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DivineDiana Agree! 😂 1y
Gezemice I definitely need more bookshelves. Problem is, I don‘t have more room... 1y
LeahBergen Exactly. 1y
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VioletCavalier
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Oh, glorious new bookcase!! I'm still figuring out how to organize this. Oh, the possibilities. My TBRs are coming up off the floor!! And I'll actually be able to see what I have to read! 😆 What do you do with your new books?

Branwen I stack them in piles around the coffee table! 🤣😂 1y
VioletCavalier So many piles!! 1y
CrowCAH Awesome, congrats on the new bookcase! 📚 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @VioletCavalier If you‘re in the mood for a sassy & funny narrator, may I recommend my debut to sit on your new shelves? Check the link in the bio for all the info you need. 1y
VioletCavalier @KateFulfordAuthor Thank you! I am, and I will! 1y
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KathyWheeler
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1: Sadly, I‘m a librarian and there‘s no organization scheme for my books. 😞
2: I can‘t think of one.
3: sometimes — not often.
4: Usually, if I have more than one edition of a book it‘s because someone gave me the newer edition of a book not realizing I already owned the title.

#OnlyReadersUnderstand @nu-bibliophile

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Caroline2
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Bookshelf envy! 😍

tammysue Definitely! 😍😍😍 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh so lovely! 2y
youneverarrived 😍😍 2y
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theladygreer
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I interviewed THE HEROINE'S BOOKSHELF author Erin Blakemore for #womenshistoryreads & you are going to LOVE her answers. Voice-driven non-fiction! Research challenges! An incredible labor organizer named Clara Lemlich! Greermacallister.com/blog

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CareBear
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My lovely gift from my #litsypenpal ... can‘t wait to show it off when it‘s hot!!! Thanks so much @Txdmarie 💕 your letter will go out tomorrow!

Txdmarie Yay! So glad it arrived safely. I just couldn‘t pass it up. A magical book mug???!!! Whaaaa???!!! Lol. Enjoy! Can‘t wait for my letter!!!!!! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Blast from the past: Walking library, London, 1930s (VSW Soibelman Syndicate News Agency Archive).

Now how can she walk around with an open bookshelf and not drop any books? That's skill! And in heels? Her feet gonna hurt! 😮

Eggs !!!!! 2y
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GripLitGrl
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Well 7 outta 12 are are from my shelf...😃

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Mindelan
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Making progress on unpacking! Have definitely progressed from 'moving isn't hard, we have done this before several times' to 'wow I really really don't want to do this again next year, so this had better stick' with this move. The place is definitely feeling more like home now that my books and plants are getting settled in. Hoping to make it to our new library today to explore and get our cards! 😍

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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These are the shelves across from my reading chair, but my studio apt is crammed with bookshelves (including the kitchen). Love this photo challenge! I always enjoy seeing other people's libraries.
#backtoreading #ShelfieSunday

Kalalalatja 😍😍 2y
JoeStalksBeck Wow!!!! 2y
Sarah83 So beautiful 😍 2y
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Balibee146
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Saw this on another social media feed and had to screenshot. Truth.

LauraBeth 😂😂😂 2y
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SharonGoforth
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My shelves as of this morning. They're a hot mess, but I love them that way! 📚📚😍 #shelfie #24in48

goodbyefrancie This looks fun! I love it. 2y
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jenniferw88
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asiriusreader
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Has anyone seen this? Interesting! This ISFJ is most like Meg March! Check it out! http://verilymag.com/2017/02/myers-briggs-type-literary-heroines

drokka INTJ is like Katniss... interesting article. 3y
Lacythebookworm Elinor Dashwood over here! ISTJ 3y
LiteraryinLititz I'm an ENFJ... Anna Karenina. Uh oh! 3y
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stargazerblue49 INFJ - think it said the heroine from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Guess I'll have to read that now! 3y
christineandbooks I'm an ISFJ too... ☺ 3y
asiriusreader @stargazerblue49 I haven't read that one either!! Definitely a must read for you now 😉 3y
asiriusreader @LiteraryinLititz uh oh is right! 😂😂 3y
asiriusreader @Lacythebookworm aww, I love Elinor!!! Good one! 3y
asiriusreader @drokka awesome! Katniss 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
kspenmoll This ISFP = Kristin Lavransdatter ❤ 3y
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Michelle_mck
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My Mum's been busy making more #booksleeves ready for 10 days when she will start selling them #booksagogo kindle covers and small and large sleeves, they are so squishy. I'm in love with them.

EliNeedsMoreShelves I can't wait until i can buy one!! 3y
Varshitha They are all lovely!! 3y
minkyb Love the hashtag! 3y
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biblio_ginger
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My husband is making me a new bookshelf!!! :)

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scripturient
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👍🏻❤😊

Cortg I love this! 3y
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CocoReads
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The shelves in our living room. No organization whatsoever, and I've been forced to give the other 3 humans in the house one shelf each. Sadly, happily, there are more books in the basement but not enough shelves. #shelfie #riotgrams

Octoberwoman When my daughter moved out my books took over her room! 3y
CocoReads That's our plan for when our girls move out--we each get a room. At least a year to go I think. 3y
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SharonGoforth
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Hot mess, but I love it ❤📚📚📚. #shelfie #riotgrams

Reecaspieces Love it!! My favorite type of shelf! 3y
Pruzy If I saw a shelf like that in a used bookstore I would be all over it! 3y
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SharonGoforth @Pruzy Thanks! I would say at least 50% of my books are from used bookstores 😊 3y
Pruzy @SharonGoforth The less organized the better in my opinion because the chances of a good/interesting/unexpected find are higher! 3y
SharonGoforth @Pruzy Well, that's certainly true! 3y
Pruzy @SharonGoforth It's how I discovered 3y
slhbooks Wonderful shelfie! So nice to have choices😉 3y
SharonGoforth @Pruzy 😊👍 3y
SharonGoforth @slhbooks Thanks!! 😊 3y
Reviewsbylola Love! 3y
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GoldenGirl
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My awesome husband brought me this gorgeous bookshelf home! I am so excited! Now I can start buying bookish figurines to decorate!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
EricQiao Where's the food? 😂 3y
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MamaGina
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Mdargusch So nice and tidy!👏🏼 3y
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Lissa00
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I had a hard time getting a picture of this bookshelf as it is in an awkward location. I have several more but this is one I keep in the main rooms...so it is much neater:)
#funfridayphoto

Desha ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Reviewsbylola That's beautiful. 3y
kspenmoll Lovely!📚 3y
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Who else is hype for #24in48 winter edition? Sign up is open! http://24in48.com/2016/12/30/24in48-winter-2017-readathon-sign-ups-are-open

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GatheringBooks
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My Christmas Challenge this year: arrange books by genre? colour? author? size and shape? by country? country where the books were bought? possibilities are endless. My husband just custom-made all these bookshelves for me because those Ikea ones simply don't cut it.

OffTheBeatenShelf.com Whoa!! It's like you've got a bookstore in your house!! 3y
ComradeMao wowwwwwwwws!!!!! 3y
LitHousewife I am jealous! 3y
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Kitty_Rochsmith Holy hell. That's amazing! 😍 3y
bedandabook I so need a room like that! ❤ 3y
Merethebookgal Woah!!! 😮 3y
Hooked_on_books Your library! 😍😍 3y
GatheringBooks @OffTheBeatenShelf.com hahaha. that is true. the wooden shelves do give off that vibe. 3y
GatheringBooks @ComradeMao husband's christmas gift! a new home for them books. 3y
GatheringBooks @LitHousewife awww don't be. am sure you have lovely bookshelves too! 3y
GatheringBooks @Kitty_Rochsmith it does help to have an enabler husband. :) 3y
GatheringBooks @bedandabook hahaha this here is our living room cum library. 3y
GatheringBooks @GeraldineReads i know! i can't stop looking at all them books and wanting to read them all now now now. :) 3y
GatheringBooks @Merethebookgal it IS quite awe-inspiring. i do have to use a ladder to get to the top shelves though. 3y
GatheringBooks @Hooked_on_books definitely mine own library. gives me a quiet feeling. 3y
RealLifeReading Oh what a beautiful sight!! 3y
GatheringBooks @RealLifeReading couldn't agree more :) 3y
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Kangaj1
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After a long reading rut, I picked this up and read it in less than 24 hours.

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theshrinkette
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No prizes for guessing what's in here. 😁😁😁😁😁😁

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Books, books and more books? ☺️ 3y
Louise Shelves for all the books? 3y
theshrinkette @Louise I wish. I'll be spending the next few hours brainstorming creating space for these bad boys. 3y
8little_paws Yes!!! Congrats!! About time already! 3y
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Audreona
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Feeling happy, sad, scared, or unsure.....flip through the Heroines Bookshelf. Erin Blakemore covers all the emotions we face as women and prescribes a book for any affliction.