I LOVE YOU AUDRE LORDE
there‘s no other way to describe her writing style, just LESBIAN
Sadly I didn't love this as much as I thought, despite some stunning writing. I sometimes had trouble emotionally connecting with Audre and wanted more content about poetry and libraries. I was disappointed she labelled butch femme culture inherently oppressive role playing and said she can tell who is a lesbian by looking. I see how this is a queer classic (Black lesbian classic specifically) but it didn't always translate to an enjoyable read.
I loved the last queer classic I owned but had never gotten around to reading (Mrs Dalloway), so I thought I'd do another! Don't miss the photobomb by my dog. 🐩 #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks #LGBTQ #AudreLorde
Lorde wrote a powerful book about coming of age in the 50s.Black, poor , Lesbian, she knew she would be a poet.She also knew all the things she was will make her voice unforgettable.Leaving home at 17 , she worked grueling jobs to keep herself alive .Plath knew she would be a poet too . Her book the Bell Jar and Lordes book both have sections on NYC in 1953 where the execution of the Rosenbergs are on the minds of both women.
I love Audre Lorde‘s sad, poetic writing about herself and her relationships, and loved the book in general. Reading about lesbian culture in New York in the 50s made me feel uneasy because of me being bi and feeling unwelcome in a lot of queer women‘s spaces, and thinking I would have been unwelcome there, but my own issues aside, Lorde is a visionary writer whose bittersweet, difficult life story is very worth telling.
Perfect contemplative Saturday morning with Audre Lorde. This is slow to read cause there‘s just so much to think about and let sink in, but I love it. It‘s bright and cold in Surrey today and I‘m at my boyfriend‘s house in the most comfortable chair in the known universe
Got off work early and went to read Audre Lorde in an expensive coffee and hot chocolate place. Happy birthday to me!
Keeping black history month going! I loved Sister outsider, then I heard very good things about this book. Audre Lorde seems like such an important woman whose voice we need to hear. I‘m looking forward to connecting with her in this book.
Audre Lorde has been one of those writers I‘ve been meaning to read for years, and she‘s every bit as good as I was envisaging. She writes about her time growing up in a stifled home, her parents, racism, 1950s NY and being a gay woman then, a stint in Mexico and mostly about her girlfriends and relationships. It‘s honest, lyrical and completely engaging. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Calling it a day at 20 hours. Think it‘s the most I‘ve read for #24in48. Read the bottom three books, which were all great (The Choice especially), and started the top two.
I've been thinking long and hard about this question since @TheBookbabeblog84 tagged me. I read so much as a kid, that I couldn't think of anything. The more I though about it, the more I realized my reading was just stories about people like me. White. So the books I'd give my younger self would come from authors like these. Talented men and women of color whose works I'm catching up on now, and learning a lot from! #recommendsday #bannedbooks
So in preparation for my reading plan for next year -- read only books I already own -- I pulled a bunch off the shelf and realized I almost have enough to do the #LitsyAtoZ challenge! I am only missing books starting with J, Q, and X. I'm kind of surprised I don't own a book that starts with "queer," actually. Maybe I can fill the extra letters in with audiobooks, which I always get from the library. Any recs for those letters?
This is a few days late for #SeasonsReadings2016 but here are a few #ClassicsIHaventRead. These might not be what you'd think of first as classics, but both of these are feminist and queer classics. WHISPER THEIR LOVE, an original lesbian pulp, is even part of the Little Sister's Classics series by Arsenal Pulp Press. #QueerBooks