The best memoir I've read in a long time. This is not an easy read, but the brutal honesty is incredible. I have many takeaways from this book, but perhaps the biggest one is a greater understanding of the dynamics within our culture that perpetuate an additude that it is ok to look down on those who are not the 'standard size'. As someone who is "curvy" and has been that way most of my life, this book was a much needed read.
This book has some cutting points by Roxane Gay about fat and our culture and while it's mostly a serious read, I couldn't help but laugh out loud at this comment about yogurt commercials. Does anyone else out there feel this way about those ridiculous ads??
"You've been reading this all night - pay attention to me now!" This book has totally sucked me in - I'm so glad I finally picked this up! It has a diverse cast of characters and tackles topics like privilege, sexuality, and race. Loving the humor, writing, and the characters so far ? #catsoflitsy #eveningreading #sotired #butmustkeepreading
New shiny hardcovers are lovely in their own right, but I also love checking out books that are cracked and battered from being thumbed through and enjoyed so many times 💜 I've heard so much about this series so I'm looking forward to getting started!
It didn't take me very long to realize this writing style just wasn't for me. I had heard this was one of those books where you're either going to be ok with the obnoxious characters or you're not and I guess I fall into the latter category. I haven't had a DNF happen during a #24in48 #readathon before, so this was disappointing on a couple of levels.
Probably my favorite volume in the series so far - Squirrel Girl tackles online dating and unwanted advances from Mole Man! 🐹
I had the privilege to see the wonderful Jessamyn Stanley interviewed tonight at the Boston Public Library. Her book is empowering for a curvy woman like myself and hearing her speak in person about body image and self worth almost brought me to tears several times. I'm in a much more powerful and positive mood now 💪
She was a thief, a runaway, a pirate, a magician.
She was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying.
She was still a mystery.
And he loved her.
It's always bittersweet to end a series with characters you've come to know and love. This was a dark and action-packed ending to some of the best fantasy writing I've had the pleasure to read recently.
At the park with #ruthreichl today. I am loving this book and I'm sad I'm almost done. I'm definitely going to read some of her other works next. If anyone has any good food writing recommendations, let me know! 🍔🥞🧀🥘🍉🍓🥕🥑
I just want to state for the record that I love Nancy Whitehead and her extreme straightforward-ness. Has anyone else ever been caught talking to themselves in public and wanted to say this? I know I sure have 😸
My #comics from the library for #riotgrams day #10. I read Giant Days yesterday during a snow day ❄️ and I absolutely loved it. Also, if you've been curious about #squirrelgirl, but haven't read it, read it!! One of the funniest comics out there, filled with lots of great squirrel puns 🐹
My #favoritevillian for #riotgrams (still catching up 😸) is the Terrible Trivium, who is symbolic of all the time we spend wasting on meaningless tasks, including those we put upon ourselves to complete. Anybody else out there a fan of The Phantom Tollbooth or have another favorite villain from the book?
#libraryhaul for the day!! I've already read the first two volumes of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, but it's been awhile so I'm going to do a quick re-read of those and then start the third volume. I'm looking for some lighter and/or shorter reads for this month, since this year is not off to a great start - anybody have any recommendations along those lines?? 😺 #comics #ya
My last book for the #24in48 #readathon. I've heard a lot of great things about this book so I'm looking forward to diving into it! I'm very happy with my reading this weekend - I finished 3 books, continued progress in 2 books, and started 2 others! 😺 I wish every weekend could be like this! #catsoflitsy
3 out of 5 stars. Read this if you'd like a dark and perverted take on Alice in Wonderland (if you're wondering where the perversion comes in, just wait until you read what the Caterpillar and the Walrus do to women). I found the dialogue to be stilted at times and the main characters somewhat one-dimensional, but there are a lot of twists and suspense to keep you moving along. This is my third book finished for the #24in48 #readathon!!