“My hope is that my own books and other books in this genre will grow more and more diverse in the coming years, drawing on little-known cultures to expand the worldview of all readers. I hope to be able to pay homage to my Latina heritage, as well as the other cultures in my blood, in future novels I write. But more than that, I hope to tell many stories about different kinds of people, not just the people I know best. After all, how can I grow as a writer—or a person—if I never venture out of my comfort zone?”
It’s a no-brainer to pack a book for YOU to take to the beach/lake/park…but don’t forget to bring one for your kids!
These pairings will help you bond over books with common themes and styles. On the drive home from your day in the sun, make your conversation a mini-book club!
Two books that highlight strong bonds that can be built while living on a beach.
You - The Last Song by Nicolas Sparks
Them - Summer of Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
Stories of discovering who you are with a little love on the side :)
You - The One & Only by Emily Griffin
Them - Ella Enchanted by Gail Caron Levine
Reading the Copernicus Legacy series may be the first step to becoming a riddle solving reader!
You - The Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
Them - The Copernicus Legacy by Tony Abbott
Oliver is a beautiful writer for all ages and these stories pair perfectly together!
You - Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Them - Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
One is heavy on the gore, the other is heavy on the hijinks.
You - The Walking Dead
Them - The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer
Because reading about kings and dragons is cool, but people should be protected from the heartbreak of reading GOT for as long as possible.
You - Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Them - The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose."
You - Friday Night Lights
Them - Perfect Season by Tim Green
Odds are reading The One and Only Ivan will move YOU just as much as your pick.
You - I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Them - The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
A master who’s able to take both the young and old on a fantastical journey.
You - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Them - Fortunately, the Milk
Maybe you had hoped to find a job that allowed you to practice your feminism and social justice activism professionally, and it didn’t work out. Maybe your chosen field simply has nothing to do with your activism at all. Either is perfectly okay! You don’t have to work in the movement to be a feminist.
But just because your job isn’t feminist in scope doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to incorporate your social justice practices into the workplace. The best professional advice I’ve ever received was at a workshop on finding a job in the movement. One of the speakers on the panel immediately did away with the panel’s topic, telling the group that you do not need to work in the movement to have a feminist job. She told us that it is up to each of us to take the spaces we already occupy and transform them into something feminist. The speaker was right. You probably spend the majority of your waking hours at work, so why shouldn’t you transform it into the kind the kind of place you actually want to be in? We all deserve access to safe, supportive, and – yes – even feminist work spaces.
OK BUT SEE, I DIDN’T KNOW.
I didn’t KNOW. Chris Evans swears like a sailor. Chris Evans has an adorable Bostonish accent. Chris Evans wants you to know that he can tap dance. Chris Evans thinks that Captain America is the least ass-kicking of all of the Avengers. Chris Evans loves to tell the story where he made an idiot of himself in front of Ben Affleck. Chris Evans is REALLY EXCITED TO DO THIS INTERVIEW. Chris Evans REALLY wants to talk to you and tell you what’s on his mind.
Chris Evans is STUPIDLY CHARMING. And no seriously, he swears LIKE A SAILOR. People who swear with alacrity are my fucking kryptonite.
I just DID. NOT. KNOW. I have literally never seen him outside of movies and photos before.
do you think coming of age movie is like, still haunting him?
fuck, man, it’s haunting ME.
….. c a n n o t
The apparently unstoppable Dame Maggie reads.
I’m actually going to steal a dear friend’s story here. Mr. D., my friend, used to work at a bookshop in London. Lovely as this gentleman is - and he is the nicest, sweetest man you could ever hope to meet - he simply never got around to reading the Harry Potter books. Not out of any snobbish anti- feels; they just weren’t his bag and he never got them on his brodingnagian reading list. Consequently, he was unfamiliar with the films as well. So one day, Maggie Smith walks into the shop and asks him were the Potter books are. He shows her and asks if she’s enjoying them. “Enjoying them?” she says. “My dear man, I’m living them.”
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Oooh, good one! Here’s a pic of the father/son duo:
In case you can’t tell, it’s Donnell (son) on the left and Barrowman (father) on the right.
Age difference = 15 years + Just For Men + handsomeness