Thank you, Maya
“‘I‘ll accept no excuse if you return a book to me that has been badly handled.‘ My imagination boggled at the punishment I would deserve if in fact I did abuse a book of Mrs. Flowers‘. Death would be too kind and brief.”
@TheReadingMermaid prompted us to share photos where we‘re caught reading banned books. This pic was taken at my local indy bookstore in 2016. Also I‘m not 6‘3”.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I deeply regret not reading this sooner. The first of Angelou‘s seven autobiographic volumes, it covers her tumultuous formative years. Marguerite (Maya) endures racism and sexual abuse, yet finds strength in books, and subsequently, herself. She perseveres, breaking boundaries. Hearing this in her voice was absolutely breathtaking. The bits where she sang gave me literal chills.
First ebook that I read on my iPad
The social committee at my work had started a book club, I'm going to try to be good and go. I'm not very good a reading to a schedule... But this is one I've wanted to read, so a good excuse to finally do it.
I knew that this was a well known classic but before reading it I didn't know why. Now I now why. This book in her autobiographical series (another thing I didn't realise till I started reading this) tells of her childhood, one that at times was extremely hard. I would really recommend it. I look forward to reading the rest of her autobiographies.
I had a great and busy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁today but didn‘t crack either one of these books open even once. I‘ve started both- they are great- but I think I might be in a bit of a rut. They are also super heavy topics and I might just need something lighter. 🤷🏻♀️ Hopefully I‘ll get some reading time this weekend.
I really liked this one and am embarrassed to say it took me this long to read it. It is unflinchingly honest and sad and hopeful all at the same time.
I read it this morning outdoors, and was struck with the difference between my experience reading it and Maya Angelou's living it.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
Re-reading a #BannedBook!
#spinesvines #books #wine #diversespines #bannedbooksweek #iknowwhythecagedbirdsings #mayaangelou #wocwriters #rereading #sundayfunday
I have some catching up to do on Litsy!! 😅
1) I know why the caged bird sings - Maya Angelou 💔 💔 💔
2) Apparently I haven‘t read any books by an author with a first name OR last name starting with i 🤷🏽♀️ gotta change that!!
3) Inception! 💕 (wow, this movie!! 😎)
4) ice cream, but of course! 🙃
#ManicMonday #Letteri @JoScho
Danielle, you are awesome! This #myfavoritebookswap package is amazing! I love everything! ❤️ You really outdid yourself. Thank you so much! I hope you love your package as much. 💜
Feeling not worthy enough. You are in good company, Maya Angelou and Einstein experience this as well.
Vacation book haul! $7 at a tent sale 😜👌
1. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” (from tagged book)
2. Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
3. I seem to be physically incapable of pronouncing pen and pin differently.
4. Tagging @riversong153 and @SkeletonKey
I recently listened to the tagged book, read by the author and it is wonderful and heart wrenching! I was spellbound by Ms Angelou‘s voice and her story. I hope to get through all of her books eventually. One of her six favorite books is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. #agameoffavorites @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueG
"You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
I'm not a big autobiography reader, but part 1 of Maya Angelou's life story is a huge eye-opener to the prejudice against black people a decade ago and how that prejudice is clearly still around today.
The book moves pretty slowly, but there are interesting aspects that makes the book worth reading. ⭐3.5/5⭐
I read "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" in high school, fell in love with Maya Angelou's writing, and proceeded to read everything she'd written. Her favorite books are: A Tale of Two Cities, The Bible, Look Homeward Angel, The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Little Women, and Invisible Man. #AGameOfFavorites @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress