My #bookhaul today in Columbus. Decided it‘s finally time to learn more about the Notorious RBG.
There are no words big enough. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The crowd was HUGE. The Fire Marshall actually shut down the whole floor because there were too many people up there. By the time I got up there, she was 10 minutes into her talk and a lot of us just sat outside and watched the live-stream. Still pretty cool!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ok, perhaps I did this a bit backward. I read Notorious RBG first, but honestly the two books really do compliment each other. This one focuses largely on her career thus far in the Supreme Court, the importance of collegiality among justices, and of course, the art of dissenting. The audio version has several recordings of her speeches plus one from her beloved husband Marty that utterly filled my heart. RBG is truly an icon.
Went for a 5 mile run/walk this morning at the greenway. It‘s heating up out there already. 🥵 Almost finished with the tagged book.
This week is going to be a little wonky because my boys have preseason soccer camp which means I‘ll miss my normal gym time. Going with the flow! The soccer fields are by this greenway so I see a lot of walking and a little running ahead.
Have a great week, everyone! 💪🏻📖🎧
This is an incredibly well-done biography of Justice Ginsburg, told through her writings, speeches, and legal opinions over the decades. Seeing the full span of her legal scholarship on gender, race, and sexuality in one book is awe-inspiring and reaffirms why she is a force to be reckoned with. 💪 I love that the audio book uses archival recordings to deliver the text whenever available.
I laughed and cried on my commute this morning listening to Justice Ginsburg give a speech written by her late husband two months to the day following his death. She told the story (in her husband‘s words) of the case she took on in the 70s that helped launch her efforts to establish the unconstitutionality of laws that discriminate on the basis of sex.
Happy #internationalwomensday! Finished the tagged book awhile ago and absolutely loved it. RBG is one of my personal heroes, and I loved reading the collection of excerpts from her personal writings and speeches. Can‘t wait to see the movie based on her life!
My birthday haul from Barnes & Noble yesterday. About 1/3 of the way through the tagged book and am loving it!! Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is such an inspiration for women, I am honored to be reading her words and learning from her. Highly recommend!
This ( the Audible version) is not a book that you can listen to while doing the dishes or folding laundry. It requires total concentration, and frequent backtracks ( I even changed mine from 15 seconds to 60... you‘ll understand why if you listen to it) to get total understanding of the concepts. For that reason, I am taking much longer to get through this wonderful story. Best part: hearing her recorded voice giving talks...Gives it LIFE!
Hubby and I went and watched this yesterday and thought it was excellent. I didn‘t love the Notorious RBG book, but now would like to read more books about her. I have the tagged book on my shelf and we got another one in at work. Any recommendations on a good one? Has anyone read Sisters in Law about her and Sandra Day O‘Connor?
. . . Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall reminded us that while the Constitution's endurance is indeed something to celebrate, the framers themselves had a distinctly limited vision of those who counted among we the people. Qualified voters when the nation was new bore a more-than-passing resemblance to the framers. The franchise was confined to property-owning adult white males.... [part 5 ch 4 64% 8:28:45]
I find RBG fascinating, yet the two books I've read about her leave me somewhat flat. Is it the writing? Or the editing? In any event, the audiobook included substantial historical recordings in her own voice. The rest of the narration was done (well) by Linda Lavin.
I‘m traveling a lot this upcoming year, starting early with a cross country road trip and eventual move to Spain. My goal is to make time every place I stop to read a few chapters. Also to finish the ever growing pile next to my bookshelf of “to reads”. 🤷🏻♀️
#sundayfunday @sebrittain thanks for the prompting!!
... she genuinely loves humanity, dedicating her career to providing legal solutions to genuine human struggles.
This will top my best of 2018 list. I look forward to learning more intending to purchase both a hard & audio copy of this book. An unintentional case study of the modern businesswoman, she is an icon worthy of the notoriety, praise & accolades accorded to her. I am beyond impressed.
Part 👩🏻⚖️ 👩🏻⚖️ 👩🏻⚖️ 👩🏻⚖️:
It is the very nature of mankind to evolve, to change. It is the nature of the law to remain static in words even as human nature interprets the original through the telescope of modern public thought. In listening to this biography (which you should do as the audiobook is incredible), I am more than a little bit proud of RBG - not just because she loves the law with her whole heart, but ...
Part 👩🏻⚖️ 👩🏻⚖️ 👩🏻⚖️:
I am surprised by how raw this particular portrait is. After all, the whole point of being a public figure is, to a certain extent, to control the story. It is refreshing to realize how much courage (read: how much self-confidence) it takes to let history speak for itself. To trust that even if your stance has evolved, so perhaps has the issue before you.
Part 👩🏻⚖️ 👩🏻⚖️:
She is no longer just anything anymore. Told using archive recordings, court transcripts and personal interviews, this is, for all intents and purposes, a pure biography void of embellishments, justifications or modern rewrites to public history. It is exactly as the title states - the Notorious RBG in her own words as they were delivered at the time.
Brace yourself - this is a long one! Part👩🏻⚖️
I didn‘t know anything about Ruth Bader Ginsburg before starting this book. Other than at some point in my youth, she miraculously appeared on the Supreme Court like some kind of judicial immaculate conception. All this is to say that for me she was not an icon, she was not anyone I could associate any particular words, legal positioning or political stances with. She was just a lawyer!
Getting smarter with every turn of the page.
I haven‘t made my own coffee since May 😳My daily coffee habit has gotten a bit out of control 💸.I did the math- this Far less of an expense. I can‘t wait to make my own cuppa tomorrow! Oh! And the library had some books for me! #notoriousrbg
Just bought 6 Non-fiction titles, a best selling series for my Kindle, and a new audiobook by one of my favorite authors. Expect a book haul post ASAP! (Like tomorrow or Saturday) #LitGoals #BookMonster #NewBooks #BookAddict
The longest week. The weather has been awful🌧❄️💨(although some☀️today!!) Yesterday were parent teacher conferences and also writing an IEP for a student I don‘t know. #HardDay #StressedOut
I bribed myself-dinner with a friend and a trip to the bookstore to get myself through the day! These were all on the clearance shelves!! Of course, I also have 4 new books in my amazon cart🙈🤫
#teachersoflitsy #unabridgedbookstore #selfcare
I know it's not fair to ask someone to live forever but can't we make an exception here?!
Learned a lot about Ruth's huge influence on many civil rights cases. My most favorite takeaways from the book were her true friendship with people she absolutely disagreed with and her ability to brush off derailing comments.
Audio quality was iffy since they use many live speeches but otherwise, this is a gem.
#memoir #notoriousrgb #law
I found a cute 2018 diary and notebook set at Barnes and Noble today. My first entry in the notebook was a quote I found in this book from Belva Lockwood in a speech RBG gave about her. I also did a pen drawing of her.
“We shall never have equal rights until we take them, nor equal respect until we command it.” #feminism
Not a typical memoir or biography; rather it's a collection of speeches, writings, and bench announcements of one phenomenal Associate Justice.
The audiobook version includes archival recordings of #notoriousrbg herself, her late husband Martin, colleagues, and even a snippet of the Scalia/Ginsburg comic opera.