Jo Talks Books: Why Female Friendships In Books Are So Important

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Hi everyone! It’s International Women’s Day today, so it seemed like the perfect day to cover a bookish topic that is very close to my heart, it’s something I always talk about loving to see in books and I wanted to talk a little bit more in depth today about why that is and why I think it’s so important. That is, female friendships in books, and I think today is a very apt day to do that, since International Women’s Day is all about celebrating the women in your life (yes men, you get a day too, it’s the 19th November).

Part of my reasoning for loving seeing female friendships in books is quite simple and personal: I’ve always had more girl friends than guy friends, even from primary school, all my friends were girls and it’s been that way ever since. I had bad experiences with boys at…

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A Reading List for International Women’s Day 2019

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

This is such an important day for so many people across the world, women and non-binary people and all of our allies.

The fight for women’s equality is still on-going, but I believe we will get there one day. What’s important to remember is that while it may seem like we’ve reached that point already because women can vote (har har), there’s still a long way to go, especially for women of colour, queer and trans women, and non-binary people.

Everyone in this world should be a feminist and uphold women’s rights, but what’s more, we should all be intersectional feminists. Women experience oppression and suffering in different ways, depending on their marginalisation, and that is something we need to remember on this day.

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There are hundreds upon hundreds of feminist books out there — all of which I want to read — but I’ll be the…

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Rest in Piece: Description From A Reader

I wrote up a description for B’s book, Rest In Piece & she was nice enough to share it! Please take a moment & check it out. 🙂

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After checking out the results from the poll that I posted a few days ago, I’ve decided to give a better and longer description of what my book, Rest in Piece, is all about! For those of you who said a lower price would increase book sales, I’m taking your thoughts into consideration. However, with how the pricing works, I can’t promise a lower price. After all, I do want to make a profit from the sales. I don’t want you to think though that your opinion has gone unnoticed. So without further ado, here’s a more detailed description of Rest in Piece from one of the book’s readers, Ariel from Writing Radiation! Special thanks goes to Ariel for writing this description!

“The Erikson family love their new house.  Louise especially loves her new room.  She has privacy, space to call her own, & the hauntingly beautiful puzzle…

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Famous Authors – 15 Most Powerful Thoughts On Reading

The greats say it far better than I do: Reading is all things. 🙂

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  1. STEPHEN KING
    on books as entertainment!

    “Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” 

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  2. Ernest Hemingway
    on intimacy with a written word.

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“Reader’s Bill of Rights” by Daniel Pennac

I may have to buy this book… at some point.

My Amazon Wishlist is 1200 items long, with at least 1000 of the items being books. But this is brilliant, either way!

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1. The right to not read

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2. The right to skip pages

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3. The right to not finish

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4. The right to reread

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5. The right to read anything

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6. The right to escapism

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7. The right to read anywhere

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8. The right to browse

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9. The right to read out loud

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10. The right to not defend your tastes

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This witty, refreshing book from a celebrated author and seasoned teacher is a passionate defense of reading — just for the joy of it.

Buy the book here! 

First published in 1992 and even more relevant now, Daniel Pennac’s quirky ode to reading has sold more than a million copies in his native France. Drawing on his experiences as a child, a parent, and an inner-city teacher in Paris, the author reflects on the power of story and reminds us of our right to read anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as…

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