CosyAF on a rainy Sunday. Today's @deweysreadathon #30daysofreadathon#readathon prompt is SNACKS... which I unfortunately don't have to take a photo of atm. (But I do have a photo of me & my Kindle with Elif Batuman's THE IDIOT, which I just started). I've done a few readathons, and there are a few easy things I liked having on hand: -nuts, roasted chickpeas & popcorn -fresh fruit -caffeine Caffeine CAFFEINE -cheese & crackers -Cliff Bars for emergencies -water bottle -a Cadbury Fruit & Nut chocolate bar for a treat
Books 77-80 read in 2017! We went into the theme of "What if..." and it was fantastic & terrifying & f**ked up as h*ll. 77. A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle. It seems impossible that I haven't ever read this book until now, and I apologize to baby Jessica for depriving you for so many years. This mix of magic & science & faith & resistance & love & trauma & responsibility & growth & wonder & adventure & anger is just... wow. I'm glad it exists. 78. AMERICAN WAR by Omar El Akkad. The reality created in these pages is so very close to our own, and that should terrify, jolt & propel you. War & climate change, of the refugees from both, are only part of the story. Whew. Just... whew. 79. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS by Jennie Melamed. What the everloving f**k?! I both loved & hated this book. It's really good! But also. But also. Trigger warning for rape, abuse & assault. Also: smash patriarchy! Smash it to bits! 80. THE OBELISK GATE by N.K. Jemisin. I've wanted so badly to return to this story after reading THE FIFTH SEASON last year, and I took my time being back once I accessed a copy. The complexity of the story, the characters, the emotions, the science, the magic, is all so, so good. It's definitely the middle book in the trilogy, and so I'm left with middle book frustrations, but I kinda love those, too. #book#books#bookstagram#bookworm#booknerd#booklover#booksofinstagram#booksofig#bookaddict#bookish#bookstagrammer#bibliophile#novel#novels#novelsofinstagram#novelsofig#bookrecommendations#read#reader#ireadbooks#readingissexy#readingislife#readersofinstagram#readabook#readmore#bookreview#bookreviews#recommendabook#literature
A @corpusritual #corpusritual giveaway?! Be still my trauma heart! I've actually been using Trauma Heart for the last couple of years as part of my team of helpers--it's so wonderful for those times when you're processing & working through the really difficult things, or just need some help getting through the day while they're happening. Such a fantastic, useful little bottle!
Hullo! Happy Bisexual Awareness Week! Bi & pansexual people exist! Our identities are not dependent upon who we are or are not in relationships with! It is not a phase, or a refusal to choose, and folks may redefine their own sexuality at any time--bisexuality is always a real & valid thing! Bisexual folks are not transphobic! They are attracted to their own gender & genders that are not their own. Pansexual & bisexual are both real & valid terms, and it is up to individuals to decide which best defines them! Bierasure & bishaming happen in straight and queer spaces! Often! Bi folks aren't putting straight & queer potential lovers in competition with each other, so please don't project your insecurities onto us! If we're into you, we are into YOU, and not wishing you were someone else. Also, bi folks aren't bi as a ploy for attention, attraction, or to fulfill your desires or fetishes! Don't project that stuff on us either! Love, Your Friendly Neighborhood Bisexual Kitchen Witch
Reminder that yes, there are indeed two sides to every story, but that sometimes the other story is the story of an abuser, a bully, a rapist, a murderer, a nazi, etc. In short: those who inflict harm also have stories, but those stories do not excuse nor negate the harm that person has done.