Not what I was expecting x2. This book is literally just women talking. Women who have been denied the right to participate in society debating big questions.
Brilliant. Thought provoking. Genius.
#women #mennonite #feminism #talking
A+ for the first half of this book. But Johnson lost me in chapter 4.
As I feel with a disproportionate number of nonfiction reads - the first half has all the useful meat.
Back in our house! So, time for a #HomeRenoRecap
Left: to read
Middle: in progress
I‘m close to done with All the Single Ladies the end just keeps slipping farther away. And I‘ve been trying to keep my tbr in check this year but I‘ve just been finding so many hard-to-pass-up gems!
Excited for Moment of Lift!
#homereno #recap #tbr #shelfie #arc #proof
Five weeks into my #homereno and reading has been harder than I was expecting and book shopping has been a lot easier. 😬
I‘m also wondering if Asymmetry is a good choice considering my scattered mind right now. Thoughts?
#renovation #construction #slump #retailtherapy #upnext #progessupdate #bookstack #stack
As a white reader trying to understand the intricacies of race relations, Brown doesn‘t offer answers. She supplies insights into better communication and understanding.
I hope I can live up to her expectations.
Will this be enough for the 6-9 weeks I‘ll be living out of a suitcase while my apartment is renovated?!?!?
Actually the Lethem is for the hubs.
#arc #proof #mounttbr #readharder #harderfasterstrongbetter #blackhistorymonth #blackauthor #womenwriter #womenshistorymonth #femaleauthor #homereno #moving
Visiting my parents (and childhood home) this long weekend.
I love this book. It feels so much like #ferrante. I‘m supposed to be taking advantage of my parents as babysitters and sleeping. But I just wanna read! It‘s 12:30a and here I am awake...
#raisingreaders #grandparents #mlkweekend #longweekend #uplatereadihg
Having some trouble with this one. I‘m on page 55 but the writing is putting me off. Thinking of bailing. Will I regret it? Is it the important portrayal of native Americans that I think it is?
Just finished this and I‘m shaking.
Its everything. Everything this year of my #readingwomen has been about. Everything #feminism is. All of its promises and real life problems. It‘s all of the complications of adulthood and societal expectations. It‘s young love and reality. So much truth. So much heartbreak.
Had trouble finishing this one. Half way through the second section I started wondering what moving backward in time was teaching us, the readers. I don‘t know if I figured it out.
#wwII #femaleauthor #historicalfiction #queerlit
History is bound to repeat itself if we do not learn from it.
This section is suddenly 100% relevant.
Solnit has such an eye for relevant and enlightening events. Her explanations of feminism open my mind.
#feminism #believewomen #essays #nonfiction #femaleauthor #readharder #educate #resist
My sister and I have been exchanging books for about a year now. I‘m usually on the giving end and she returns them when she‘s done.
It‘s been a great way to reconnect with her since we‘ve both arrived in adulthood. I‘m honored to be building her #mounttbr with her.
#sisters #tbr #feminist #weareallimmigrants #femaleauthor #adulting #family
“Survival is a very personal matter”
I read this book a month ago but this line keeps coming back to me.
This concept for survival as a starting point sheds a whole new light on old problems.
Think about it in terms of poverty or feelings towards outsiders. If survival is personal one can‘t trust others to act in a civilized manner when they are in distress, so those not in distress can justify cruel actions.
Yes yes yes!
I was skeptical. The gender roles were dated. But oh man. This book is a naked look at racism. As relevant today as it was seventy years ago. Because attitudes don‘t change unless you break the gentleman‘s agreement of the status quo.
#resist #jew #nyc #racism #bestpicture #femaleauthor #readme #wwii
On paper this book should be a hands down winner for me.
•Set in nyc
•Jewish identity as subject matter
•film adaptation won best picture in ‘47
The approach to the subject is dated but chugging through.
Were Jews really seen as so different only 90 years ago? Is this what my grandparents lived with?
#jew #wwii #femaleauthor #nyc #readinghistory
I wasn‘t sure if I should bring this book on vacation. (I have two that I‘m in the middle of that I brought as well). But I couldn‘t help myself after reading everybody‘s thoughts on Litsy. So glad I brought it. I can‘t stop!