Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Golden Notebook
The Golden Notebook: A Novel | Doris Lessing
97 posts | 72 read | 113 to read
Anna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience. And in a blue one she keeps a personal diary. Finally, in love with an American writer and threatened with insanity, Anna resolves to bring the threads of all four books together in a golden notebook. Doris Lessing's best-known and most influential novel, The Golden Notebook retains its extraordinary power and relevance decades after its initial publication.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Dalaine
post image
Pickpick

Wow. This book was really good. Its lack of traditional structure made it jarring to read at times because it jumps between different notebooks. On the other hand, you never get bored with it.
It really doesn't work as an audio book because you need to be able to flip to and fro.
I had to read some book reviews once I had finished to properly make sense of what I had read. It's a great book but not for the faint-hearted.

review
BookwormM
post image
Pickpick

#Reading1001 the phone is definitely not the best medium for reading especially a book this complicated where the ability to flick backwards and forwards is practically a necessity.

I gave this a pick but I would say this is a worthy read rather than an enjoyable read.

This does get repetitive as all the notebooks overlap.

Interesting look at society and women‘s place in it. Some great observations.

#bloominglitsy

review
CafeMom
Golden Notebook | Doris Lessing
post image
Pickpick

Doris is a very intelligent writer and I am amazed at how she pulled off interweaving so many story lines. I think it was a bit jarring at times when a section ended, I don't think there were real chapters, with a bang and then that story line would be lost for a while but maybe that is what the author was going for. Overall, I did appreciate this book and the author but I think it was probably a bit too smart for my brain at this time.#1001

review
Daisey
post image
Mehso-so

I did not relate to this book at all. It felt incredibly long and when I would sometimes become more interested in the story line of a notebook, it would shift to a different one. Anna seems to consider herself a independent woman, but then she goes through multiple relationships with men (most, maybe all, already married) who treat her horribly without ever changing her own behavior that led her into these relationships.

#1001books #audiobook

49 likes1 stack add
blurb
Daisey
post image

#BookReport #DaiseysReadingWeek
📖 Circe
📖 Superman Smashes the Klan
🎧 The 57 Bus
📖 Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

#CurrentlyReading
🎧 The Golden Notebook (only a couple hours left!)
🎧 & 📖 Antony & Cleopatra
📖 The Silmarillion
📖 Sense & Sensibility
📖 The Night Diary

#WeeklyForecast
📚 Mainly continue current reads & start a new audiobook

BarbaraBB I have been dreading The Golden Notebook for years. Looking forward to your thoughts 🤞🏽😘 2y
Daisey @BarbaraBB Not sure my thoughts will be helpful. I feel like I‘m missing the point and that it‘s long and rambling. I did finally get to the golden notebook of the title and only have a couple hours left, maybe it will all come together for me. 2y
Ednica What app are you using that organized the books like that? Or is that something you designed? 2y
Daisey @Ednica I use images of book covers from Goodreads and design the graphic using the Over app. 2y
49 likes4 comments
blurb
Daisey
post image

I spent some more time listening to this on my walk this evening. I‘m not sure this is the best format for this book. I feel like maybe I‘m not focused enough when listening, and text would encourage me to pay closer attention. However, this is the format I have, so I will see how it goes. Maybe the story will draw me in more as I go and that will help.

#1001books #audiobook #audiowalk

CafeMom This is such a different book. 2y
Daisey @CafeMom This comment makes me feel better about my thoughts. I am having a hard time figuring out where it‘s going. I hope it all comes together somehow, but I‘m afraid I may be missing things in listening. 2y
CafeMom I had to use the cheat sheet from our Reading 1001 group to keep track of the notebooks. So many characters and storyline to keep track of. 2y
Dalaine I'm also listening to the audio book now. Wow its so long but seems good! 12mo
56 likes4 comments
review
Tove_Reads
The Golden Notebook | Doris May Lessing
post image
Mehso-so

I had high expectations and sadly they were not met. I understand it‘s a “big” book that some find fantastic. The writing is great as always with Lessing, but I did not like the way it was written in four different notebooks. I enjoyed the Africa parts in the books, but not so much the British upper class parts. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

blurb
Billypar
The Golden Notebook | Doris May Lessing
post image

#7days7books
Day 2
Seven books that made a deep impression and changed me.

Tagging @ReadingEnvy if you want to join in.

ReadingEnvy Is that your copy? It's so beat up! 2y
Billypar @ReadingEnvy Yes it is: I was happy it survived a second reading during the readalong. I bought this before discovering that old mass market paperbacks tend to disintegrate. I have another one in worse shape that will probably be one of the seven. 2y
ReadingEnvy So for this challenge, no explanation of how it changed you? 2y
See All 11 Comments
Billypar @ReadingEnvy Yeah, I think it's just the books without elaborating why. 2y
batsy Brilliant pick 🙌🏽 2y
Billypar @batsy I debated about some of the ones to include in the seven, but this was a definite. 2y
Suet624 Good one. I have memories of reading this book on the top of a mountain in the Ozarks. A strange time in my life when I wasn‘t really sure I‘d ever get off that mountain. 2y
Billypar @Suet624 Wow- that sounds both inspirational and terrifying at the same time! 2y
Suet624 I laugh about it now. Ended up there with a guy who saved his toenail clippings for art projects, who killed rattlesnakes and ate them, and collected ginseng for cash. (Yet another time that lust let me down.) I had no vehicle or a way to leave. One car drove by a day, a forest ranger, who insisted he couldn't pick up hitchhikers. Tornadoes threatened daily and I spent a great deal of time looking at the sky in fear. 2y
Billypar @Suet624 Oh my - that sounds like an ordeal! And something that could be its own novel or memoir. I love The Golden Notebook but not sure I'd be able to focus on it under those circumstances. 2y
Suet624 Reading was my refuge. Kind of like right now! 💕 2y
48 likes2 stack adds11 comments
review
keepingupwiththepenguins
post image
Pickpick

Look, The Golden Notebook is a strange one: good-strange, but strange nonetheless. It‘s not one I‘d recommend blindly, because I think it takes a certain taste and outlook to enjoy properly. I liked it for myself. And I‘d say that if you‘re going to give it a go, make sure to allow yourself plenty of time. Don‘t try to rush through it all at once. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-golden-notebook-doris-lessing/ #Feminist

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good review- I‘ve wondered about this one for a while! 3y
keepingupwiththepenguins @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thank you! It's really worth a try if you're interested 😃 3y
44 likes2 comments
blurb
Tove_Reads
The Golden Notebook | Doris May Lessing
post image

This book is supposed to be so good that it‘s one of the best books ever written. A bit scared to start reading it. I really want to like it.

Suet624 I read it when I was 17. I remember zero about it except that I liked it. Probably best for me to reread it now that I‘ve reached this ripe old age. 😀 3y
48 likes1 comment
blurb
Mitch
post image


Really interesting exhibition celebration the writing, life and cultural icon that is Doris Lessing - described in 2007 (when she received the Nobel prize) as “ The epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny”.

SamAnne Where is the exhibit? 3y
Mitch @SamAnne it‘s at the university galleries in Norwich. 3y
SamAnne Well dang. Won‘t make it there. But Lessing is on my TBR list for 2020. 3y
See All 7 Comments
Mitch @SamAnne oh I‘m sorry. And you went allowed to take pictures inside so I can‘t even share those with you ☹️ 3y
BarbaraBB Interesting. I loved some of her books but have been dreading the tagged one. 3y
Mitch @BarbaraBB it was assigned reading a long time ago! 3y
andrew61 I read it last year as part of jenny's challenge on reading envy and it was a book i had always been interested in but uncertain about starting but whilst challenging is well worth the effort. I would love to see the exhibition but instead i might make 2020 a year to read some more of her books. 3y
82 likes2 stack adds7 comments
review
Emilymdxn
post image
Pickpick

I adored this! Reminded me a lot of the bell jar but longer, more political and more oddly structured. I don‘t often love long novels but I could have read this for twice as long. Anna‘s thoughts were always fascinating, on communism and politics, on writing, on motherhood, on relationships, on mental health.

I found the men infuriating which made it difficult to read sometimes... but that‘s probably part of the point 😂 #1001books

60 likes1 stack add
blurb
Severnmeadows
post image

I‘ve returned to The Golden Notebook, this time listening. I‘ve always felt ‘fed‘ by Doris Lessing; whatever the subject is, you feel her mind working away. Her books have helped me think.

batsy This is the only book of hers I've read, but that's a perfect description for how I feel when I read her. 3y
Severnmeadows @batsy maybe my favourite of her books is Mara and Dann. 3y
batsy Thank you for the rec; I've had it stacked for the longest ever time 😆 3y
27 likes3 comments
blurb
Emilymdxn
post image

Solid #bookfitnesschallenge day, 13k steps and I love this book.

I had my first shift at what is kinda a 2nd job today (same place as my office job, but evening shifts in shop in other building so feels like a 2nd job). 13hr workday is bit much even tho I love the work. Sorry for being absent, I haven‘t had much reading time between Spain and this

@wanderinglynn @Trashcanman @TheEllieMo @Megabooks @RachelO @KathyWheeler @cobwebmoth @cewilf

TheSpineView Awesome step count! 3y
Bookboss I have this book, but haven‘t read it. Why is it fabulous? 3y
Megabooks Wow! And way to go balancing a second job!! #goteam (edited) 3y
See All 9 Comments
cewilf Awesome steps!! I never get much past 10,000 🙈 3y
cobwebmoth Nice steps! 3y
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 And a 13hr workday is a bit much. Don‘t burn yourself out. 💜 3y
KathyWheeler Sounds like a great walking day to me! 3y
TheEllieMo That‘s a lot of steps and a lot of time working! Hope you‘re not overdoing it - take care of yourself x 3y
rockpools Fantastic step count! And good luck with the new job. Hope you get a 2-day weekend at some point? 3y
55 likes9 comments
review
sophierayton
post image
Mehso-so

This was an absolute roller-coaster of a book. For the first 50 pages I was really excited about this book and was loving it, unfortunately, that momentum was not sustained and there were times I felt like giving up, but then it would be followed by such a clear and poignant insight or a beautiful and powerful sentence that I'd think, no, this is brilliant... and on it went for 600 pages. I'm exhausted. I wouldn't recommend or read it again.

BarbaraBB I keep postponing this book because of reviews like yours. It seems so tiresome! 😀 3y
39 likes1 comment
quote
BkClubCare
post image

Then I know that an awful black whirling Chaos is just outside me, waiting to move into me. I must go to sleep quickly, before I become that chaos.
I am trembling with misery and with tiredness.
#ccspin

BkClubCare “He leaves and she thinks for the hundredth time that in their emotional life all these men use a level of intelligence so much lower than anything they use for work” 3y
Suet624 I have to read this book again. Read it when I was too young. 3y
BkClubCare @Suet624 - LOL! I was thinking that I would have been over the top consumed by this if I had read it in college. It‘s quite dark. 3y
28 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
BkClubCare
post image

My Classics Club Spin result. I am reading the intro from 1971 and am extremely intrigued. #ccspin #EstherAssisting #DogsofLitsy #EveryoneisNapping

quote
bedandabook
post image

This book was first published in 1962, but these true words could have been written for today‘s frightening world without changing a letter.

alisonrose 😳😳😳 3y
30 likes1 comment
blurb
bedandabook
post image

Making a valiant return to The Golden Notebook after falling by the wayside in the last #readingenvyreadalong. Determined to finish it this time, but oh Doris Lessing don‘t you believe in paragraphs?!

review
jesstcats
Pickpick

Each notebook represents a diary of the narrator that bound together make the golden notebook representative of her life.

review
Mindyrecycles
post image
Panpan

The Golden Notebook— Blech! #worstreads @BookishTrish

BarbaraJean It‘s called Epic, and it was epically bad. Worst writing I‘ve ever seen published. 4y
Reggie This one.... boo.... hiss!! 4y
See All 12 Comments
GingerAntics Unfortunately, I‘m going to have to go with both books I attempted by Edward Ruadh Butler. “Swordland” and “The Earl of Strongbow.” I didn‘t get part the first chapter of either. I‘d never given up on a book before this year, and never until I was well into the book before these two. Just, ugh. 4y
RainyDayReading They completely lost the story that I had loved so much with this one. 4y
TrishB @Reggie I thought I was the only person who disliked Caraval! 4y
Purrfectpages Since I just finished this and it‘s fresh in my mind I‘m going with 4y
Reggie @TrishB you are not alone. I don‘t get the love for it. Or that there‘s sequels. 4y
bernadette I expected it to be much more than it was. 4y
Blueberry Many years ago it was a DNF for me too. I have read other Doris Lessings but always found them cold and uncomfortable. 4y
75 likes1 stack add12 comments
blurb
ReadingEnvy
post image

Vinny and Jenny discuss the last Reading Envy Readalong for the year, and we picked a challenging one - The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. This is Vinny's second read of the novel, while Jenny is still trying to make sense of her first reading experience. We touch on form, history, feminism, "women's literature," Instagram culture, and more.
https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy137
@Billypar #readingenvyreadalong

blurb
ReadingEnvy
post image

This year, I hosted four#readingenvyreadalong events. I'd love your feedback if you participated and/or would like to next year.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-E5KncIYewxZqgsgsdwo1UGRctba5pey95dSk...

blurb
ReadingEnvy
post image

@Billypar and I recorded a discussion for the fourth #readingenvyreadalong this morning, which will post to the podcast December 11. It was his second read which helped the conversation of this complex book enormously!

andrew61 Looking forward to listening. 4y
Centique Yay! Look forward to listening to you @Billypar 😍 4y
Billypar I enjoyed our discussion! Thanks again for the opportunity, and I'm looking forward to the next readalong ☺️ 4y
ReadingEnvy @Billypar thank YOU! 4y
56 likes4 comments
blurb
bedandabook
post image

I‘m incredibly behind on this readalong (so much so I think I‘ve missed it 😂), but I‘ve settled into the stride of this book and am enjoying it enormously. I have an hour to kill with a good coffee. Heaven! #readingenvyreadalong

ReadingEnvy The online discussion is still upcoming... And people will still respond in Goodreads - I'm ultimately glad I read it but feel I'd understand it more after I read it again. 4y
42 likes1 comment
review
andrew61
post image
Pickpick

#ReadingEnvyReadalong
so much to say abt this bk it feels imposs to summarise. set in the late 50s the themes resonate today;politics, women's bodies and sexuality, their relationships with men, race/class- an author who by putting on paper the experience of life for a woman wrote a bk that even today shocked +thrilled me as a reader for its daring & made me reflect on my role as husband & fr of dtrs. A must rd - ta jenny i wdnt of rd w/o thread.

review
ReadingEnvy
post image
Pickpick

I finished this last night and I'm still processing. The author's two introductions help understand her intentions vs. reception/criticism when it first came out. I'm looking forward to the #readingenvyreadalong discussion.
.
And this counts for the book on my TBR the longest for the @thereadingwomen reading challenge for 2018.

blurb
ReadingEnvy
post image

I may finish this mighty tome today. If you are participating in the #readingenvyreadalong, heads up that there is a doodle poll in Goodreads for our online discussion.

review
Lcsmcat
post image
Pickpick

Describing the matryoshka-like form of this novel makes it seem more difficult to comprehend than the reading of it proves to be. Lessing‘s prose takes us into the daily life of women who do not fit the era they live in, and are forced to do battle (mostly with men) to keep their hold on their true selves, and thus their sanity. While at first I had difficulty with which secondary characters (read “men”) went with Anna – Molly, 👇🏻

Lcsmcat and which with Ella – Julia, after I decided to just go with it, it became easier. There are, certainly, dated bits, and readers who did not grow up during the cold war may miss some historical references, but the novel does not require your understanding of these to hold up. It speaks to the difficulty in finding order out of chaos, being true to oneself in the face of enormous opposition, 👇🏻 4y
Lcsmcat both expressed and implied, and the ultimate need to have unity of belief and action in order to maintain sanity. 4y
48 likes2 comments
review
Lcsmcat
post image
Pickpick

Not a real review yet, because I‘m still processing. But I did want to mark this chunkster as read, and as a pick. More coherent thoughts to come. Unless I slide into being Anna . . . . 🤭 #readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

ReadingEnvy Woah huge triumph!! 4y
KarmonR I have such mixed feelings about this book. I read it while in grad school during a period of high stress and feelings of isolation. I think the book amplified my feelings, which may say something about the Lessing‘s talent. I‘ve been reluctant to go back to it even though years have passed. 4y
Lcsmcat @KarmonR Yes. This. Part of what made it powerful, and not just a period piece, is the world situation now. I was listening to Madeleine Albright‘s Fascism: a Warning at the same time and I had to fight to stay hopeful and cheerful! 4y
72 likes4 stack adds3 comments
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

“Girls laugh. Old women laugh. Women of your age don‘t laugh, you‘re all too damned occupied with the serious business of living.”
#readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

ReadingEnvy "Why don't you smile more?" Ugh 4y
58 likes1 comment
blurb
Lcsmcat
post image

My reading buddy tonight. #carsoflitsy #littenkitten

Faibka He looks just like my Stewie 😻 4y
Lcsmcat @Faibka Does Stewie like to sit on your head? 4y
Faibka @Lcsmcat lol, when I go to bed he does! Such a cute picture 😸 4y
44 likes3 comments
quote
Billypar
post image

#readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy
Just finished the Free Women 3 section. I feel like this book starts out good and just keeps getting better as it goes. This section starts to take on a surreal quality in some spots- the feeling i have when reading it is something like 'pleasantly disorienting'.
So many quotable moments, including this dialogue between Anna and her father.

Aimeesue Lessing's been on my TBR pile for a looooooong time. Maybe I'll get to her this winter. 4y
Billypar @Aimeesue She's brilliant- hope you like her when you pick one up. I've read a few but there's still many more I'd like to try. 4y
27 likes2 comments
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

“I was struck by the way he said: It doesn‘t matter. Cool, deadly—he was saying: What does it matter about anyone else, I‘m talking about me.”
#readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

38 likes1 stack add
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

“He leaves and she thinks for the hundredth time that in their emotional life all these intelligent men use a level so much lower than anything they use for work, that they might be different creatures.” #readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy
#brains? @TK-421

blurb
Lcsmcat
post image

1. A flowering plant I saw in a walk and wanted to identify;
2. Also Cousin Betty;
3. Job hunt, read, recharge;
4. My mousepad;
5. Well now take down your fishin‘ pole . . .
#humpdaypost @MinDea

wanderinglynn 🎶 and meet me at the fishing hole 🎶 4y
Lcsmcat @wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
arubabookwoman Is that some kind of fuschia? Not a plant expert. Also is the Cousin Betty you‘re reading the one by Balzac? If so, it‘s my very favorite Balzac. And I‘ve been wanting to reread The Golden Notebook, and am wondering if it‘s dated much. 4y
Lcsmcat @arubabookwoman I haven‘t figured out the plant yet either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Yes, Cousin Betty is Balzac, and I‘m enjoying it. The Lessing is only dated in that it takes place from WWII to the ‘50s. But the themes still resonate and it‘s beautifully written. 4y
45 likes4 comments
blurb
Moray_Reads
post image

Juliet Stevenson is my favourite #audiobook narrator, she's fabulous ❤️
#31bookpics @howjessreads

sprainedbrain I love her, too! 4y
Dogearedcopy I love her voice, but it never fails to put me to sleep! There‘s something warm and enveloping, like a mother‘s lullaby that knocks me out *every single time!* 4y
38 likes2 comments
blurb
EllieDottie
post image

What do you do when you are overwhelmed by homework??? Read anything except for the 6 hours of dry articles you are suppose to read 😑

blurb
Lcsmcat
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

Did anyone else go straight to The Who‘s rock opera Tommy when Tommy goes blind? Or is my brain mis-wired? #readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

ReadingEnvy Oh my gosh what a great connection!! 4y
12 likes1 comment
blurb
ReadingEnvy
post image

This lady is starting to look a little worn! Discussion is going deep in Goodreads if you are participating in the #readingenvyreadalong - feminism, cat person, communism, suicide, chaos, loneliness - this book has it all. Surprising that it is from 1962! https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/369842?group_id=213993

Joyfulmimi I just found this book at a thrift shop. Yay! 4y
ReadingEnvy @Joyfulmimi good timing; 4y
RadicalReader @ReadingEnvy love when a book can double as a paperweight dual purposes 4y
ReadingEnvy @RadicalReader my wrists though, ow. 4y
72 likes1 stack add4 comments
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

Some things never change! Just when I‘m thinking how dated the relationships in this book are, a quote like this comes along. How I remember that feeling from when my kids were little! #readingwnvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

ReadingEnvy Yes!! I marked this too. 4y
Aimeesue I took many years away from working due to kids and military moves. Now I'm working again, and the question I STILL get every night is "What are we having for dinner?" The assumption being that I'M making it. My new standard reply is, "I dunno, what are you making?" ??? 4y
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue At least my husband has now become the main cook. AND he acknowledges that he has it easier because there‘s just the two of us to deal with. So they can be trained. 😀 4y
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat So there‘s hope yet!😂 4y
50 likes4 comments
blurb
EllieDottie
post image

I don‘t know if I can finish on time but I‘m going to try! I got this today (as a reward for a hard weekend of work!) and I‘m joining the #readingenvyreadalong

Lcsmcat Yay! I am enjoying it. 4y
63 likes1 comment
blurb
andrew61
post image

#ReadingEnvyReadalong
So i have reached a staging post before moving into next part. There is so much in this book from the politics of south Africa, communism, to the different kinds of female orgasm. A book that written in 1962 has much to say about today's society.
As part 1 came to end Anna, rather than write a diary for her psychotherapist cuts out newspaper cuttings
- This seemed remarkably familiar.

Lcsmcat Some of those are too close for comfort, aren‘t they? 4y
batsy That quote is too good. 4y
24 likes2 comments
blurb
Lcsmcat
post image
ReadingEnvy I'm getting there! 4y
Lcsmcat @ReadingEnvy 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
42 likes2 comments
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

“Literature is analysis after the event.” #readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

64 likes1 stack add
quote
Billypar
post image

I'm not sure that Anna would approve of my posting this as a quote considering it comes from an entry in her blue notebook that she wrote and later crossed out. It was part of her attempt to write an entirely truthful account of her moment to moment experience of a single day, but after which wrote: "No, it didn't come off. A failure as usual."
#readingenvyreadalong @ReadingEnvy

blurb
bedandabook
post image

Look what I just found on my bookshelves. I knew I had it somewhere! Now to play catch-up. Can‘t wait to get started. #readingenvyreadalong

Lcsmcat I‘m still catching up myself! 4y
bedandabook This copy was a Christmas present from my Dad seven years ago! I‘ve enjoyed it so far this morning, @Lcsmcat . How are you finding it? 4y
Lcsmcat @bedandabook I‘m enjoying it! I‘d hoped to catch up this week, but life had other ideas. I‘m on p 126 - still in the first notebook. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
catsuit_mango I read it ages ago... But I was probably too young for it. Need to read it again from an adult perspective. 4y
bedandabook @catsuit_mango I haven‘t read too far in yet, but it does seem like a book that would suit a more mature reader. Would love to know how you get on with it second time round. 4y
38 likes1 stack add5 comments
quote
Lcsmcat
post image

“There is a type of mind, like Willi‘s, that can only accept ideas if they are put in the language he would use himself.”
So many people are like this! #readingenvyreadalong

blurb
Lcsmcat
post image

This has been on my TBR and was a little intimidating, so I‘m glad to join the #readingenvyreadalong! Now to get caught up.

quote
ReadingEnvy
post image

The more things change...🙄
#readingenvyreadalong

vivastory I was listening to npr a few days ago & they interviewed a pro-Kavanaugh protester & he said something to the effect of, "I'm tired of being told to shut up." Basically the white man is under siege mentality. It boggles my mind. I wouldn't be more surprised if he was a flat earther. 4y
ReadingEnvy @vivastory but it's the primary party's rhetoric... I read an interesting article comparing Kavanaugh to the writer's alcoholic and abusive father, about how even though he was the one causing trauma, the rest of the family had to treat HIM carefully and cater to him... It's the ultimate form of control. 4y
vivastory That is interesting. I'm so tired of Republicans talking about how the "smear campaign" has ruined kavanaugh's family. It's not enough that they confirmed him, they want to make anyone question their choice feel guilty. It is about control. And they have absolutely zero shame. 4y
ReadingEnvy @vivastory yep pretty much. 4y
Amiable @vivastory Amen! It's disgusting. 4y
45 likes5 comments