New book and new bird. I am blowing through this. The chapters are so short. I‘m trying to take my time, given the subject matter. A lot of picking up and putting down.
Started this lovely little book this week! I‘ve never read it, nor seen the movie! 🥳
Also, the last book I read, The Chemist, I‘ve posted about already - but here‘s my blog about it. I have a book club section on the blog where I detail questions we talk about during meeting — https://greenlightphilosophy.blog/2019/07/09/blockbuster-books-the-chemist/
Between a pick and a so so. Read it for a book club and enjoyed it enough to finish in a weekend. Had a very hard time thinking of questions to ask at book club. I don‘t think there‘s much to discuss here. Lots of action, lots of guns, big summer block buster of a book. My sticky notes are things I want to discuss, but all very surface level. 🙄
Book and bomb pop soda from yesterday. I am loving this book so far. My first Meyer ever. 🧪🧬💉🦠🔬
Wrote a blog on this book. Please give it a read. Tony was my life, I read this book as part of my 2019 Theme on Creativity. Blog here ->> https://greenlightphilosophy.blog/2019/06/27/kitchen-confidential-and-blogging-b.... 💕💕
This book made me think of one word: yearn. Evie, our main character, wants so badly to grow up and be loved and to be beautiful. She wants to be an adult and understand the aftermath of WWII and her parents and the hushed conversations all the adults in her life seem to have. She yearns for so many things and grasps a few in the end. A few others, though, fall right through her fingers.
People flee to America from war-torn countries every day. Some are Arabs. Some are Muslims. Some are both, like us. But we could live here for the rest of our lives and never be Americans. You think you‘re doing the right thing by wearing this hijab, but that‘s not what Americans will see when they look at you. They won‘t see your modesty or your goodness. All they‘ll see is an outcast, someone who doesn‘t belong.
Looooooong drive. Great book!!
“Yes, we were being taught to read, but we still weren‘t being taught to think critically or creatively or in any way that would allow us to expand our minds.” - - This reminds me so much of Trevor Noah saying you taught us to fish, but gave us no fishing poles. 💔
Audio drive. 🚙 Vacation mode on! Beach, here we come! ☀️🐠👙⛱
This book was a serious call to action. Made me want to volunteer and make a difference. 👊🏿👊🏾👊🏽👊🏼👊🏻
“I find it ridiculous to assign a gender to an inanimate object incapable of disrobing and making an occasional fool of itself. Why refer to a lady crack pipe or good sir dishrag when these things could never live up to all that their sex implied?” On masculine and feminine pronouns 💕
Wrote a blog post about how much I loved this comic and how it got in perfectly with my theme this year: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/wine-and-comics-are-simila... 🎉
Then Gimli bowed low. ‘Nay, you are excused for my part, lord,‘ he said. ‘You have chosen the Evening; but my love is given to the Morning. And my heart forebodes that soon it will pass away forever.‘ — Gimli and Éomer talking about who is most beautiful between Arwen and Galadriel is so sweet. ?
Wrote a blog post about my year of creativity so far. The tagged book was very helpful in getting me out of my comfort zone enough to dance in public with silk fans. Read about it: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/creative-update-january-fe...
Bunch of books that were brought to the latest exchange! Read about it here: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/support-shapes-using-a-boo.... — Also this exchange was about supporting two friends of mine and their small businesses! Read the blog to check them out.
My blog is live! Wrote some thoughts on Yes Please. It is my second book in my year of creative reading! Please read the blog here: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/hell-yes-to-yes-please/ Also, if you‘ve got books on creativity I should read next, let me know!
Any bloggers on here looking for extra support? I‘ve got a book blog and I try to self promote as often as I feel comfortable. Not gaining a lot of traction though. Anyone in the same boat? ⛵️ Post your blog in the comments and I‘ll give you a follow to try and help! Writers and readers stick together. I am green light philosophy on Wordpress! 💚💚
I had a lot of feelings, so I wrote about it. Find it here: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/a-little-big-magic-to-get-... .. Please give it a read. This book was hugely important. ✨
Reading this again for the blog. Don‘t remember details from the first time, just overall happy feels. 💗💗Read the blog for details: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/hell-yes-to-yes-please/ #yearofcreativity
Every time I get this book back, I post about it!!! It‘s growing so sparkly! To learn about my pay it forward poetry, check the blog! https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/category/poetry/ ✨
Y‘all, I don‘t know why I waited so long! 🦄🔮
2019 will be my year of creativity. Check out the blog to see why I picked this book first! https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/a-little-big-magic-to-get-...
How do you explain to an eight-year-old when his beloved big brother steals from him? - This book is breaking my heart. I am so up and down with Nic and David and their turmoil. Having a personal jólabókaflóð of sorts here at home. Reading all day. Happy Christmas Eve.
Still passing this book around. Yet another reader has added her stickers to the pages. Check out the blog for more poetry, more creativity, and more on who inspires me: https://greenlightphilosophy.wordpress.com/2018/12/16/i-create-therefore-i-am-wh...
Heart Talk should be required reading! Littens, I‘ve formed a girl gang to support friends of mine who are aspiring artists! I talk about it a lot on instagram! Posted about this book last night. Follow me there to see the books we read, the plans we make, and all the things we create. @green_light_blogging