Reading nooks with views of the hip Shimokitazawa neighbourhood in Tokyo, Japan
A quick hop from Shibuya and Shinjuku, Shimokitazawa is a nice change of pace from the craziness of the big city. We stumbled upon this little shop selling books and curiosities with seating areas where one can take in the scene over a cuppa, and feel safe about burying one’s face in a book and being lost in thoughts.
5 female authors and their books, that helped shape the world of Children’s literature!
Happy Women’s History Month!
Pretty much my childhood reading list (okay, not really. There were a LOT more, but fucking Little House was the BEST SHIT EVAR).
Fifty years later, “the problem that has no name” has both a name and numbers, but little seems to have changed.
Some female authors have been saying for several years now that this is a problem (and have been catching flack for daring to say that the refs aren’t doing their jobs). Well, here’s the numbers. For folks who live in the fact-based world, the argument is over. C’mon NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS; C’mon TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT. You gotta do better than that.
THANK YOU. To all those who laughed and spat in Jodi Picoult’s face when she complained about this shit.
It’s written fairly straightforward, but the actual events may be confusing just because they’re so strange? You can read the beginning of it on Amazon to check it out
Oh really? I’ll go do that. Thank you! I’ll have to add Coraline to my shopping cart as well then. The good thing about children’s paperback chapter books is that their relatively inexpensive.
I really love the book “Holes” by Louis Sachar and I want to use it for my reading class, but this is a co-ed class and the book is an all-boy book (okay, there are three female characters) and I want the girls in my classes to read something with a great female lead, but all the children’s chapter books with a female lead are really pink and fluffy, which will no doubt alienate the boys in my class.
Run-on sentence, but this is an intermediate English language reading course I’m teaching. The students are 19-23 year olds and can’t handle much more than an English language children’s book. I’m looking for children’s chapter books for my students to read this semester. If they have a good movie adaptation, that would be awesome too. Which is why I was looking towards “Holes”.
But, Kissing Kate Barlow is a pretty good female character.
I don’t have a favorite book, I have hundreds - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”