Wednesday, February 26, 2020

5 Bookish Things I'm Loving Right Now

Here is the 7th enthralling installment of 5 Bookish Things I'm Loving Right Now! You can find my last installment here.  

1.  Out of Print has a lot of election/politics related paraphernalia and I am a lover of hats (undecided if they love me back) and totes.  This tote, cracked me up, and is so very true. 

People we are in trouble.  I will just say that.

2.  I am not a movie person.  I have upped my movie going in the last few years by taking the oldest child. If we watch movies at home, I am mostly doing other things.  Paying a bit of attention.  However, since October when the youngest child was born, I have gotten into the Hallmark network.  I have watched a ton of Christmas movies and then found their mysteries.  A lot of these mysteries are based on cozy mystery series.  So then I added books to my TBR and actually have read Book 1 for the most favorite of my series so far (Aurora Teagarden).  Charlaine Harris writes this series and I find it funny that I've managed to check the first book of this series out and read it already, and I've owned the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series for YEARS and haven't read it yet.  Whoops. 

This is a long ways to say that Hallmark is making a TV adaption to a YA novel called, You Bacon Me Crazy,  I love the sound of that name! I hadn't heard of the book ahead of time.  I am going to have to add it to my library list before they  make this adult adaptation.  It involves a food truck and bacon, so count me in!


It's probably hard to read this page, but it is from a book I am reading, A Place Called Jubilee, by Timothy J Garrett, and it resonated with me.  The setting for this quote is 1961 Washington D.C.  The speaker, is a black woman in her twenties.  It's talking about racism and she is telling a new acquaintance that you shouldn't have to be told to know that treating people evilly is wrong.  AMEN.  There should be no further conversation.  It doesn't matter the location or time.  You SHOULD know that people are people.  You should KNOW that killing is wrong.  Full stop.  None of the "south' has always been that way.  IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN THAT way.  You should not have to be told this to do better.


Quite true.  I need to do better weeding out some of the children books we have.  The ones that enter I try to make very conscious choices about.

5. How Ramona Quimby Taught a Generation of Girls to Embrace Brashness is a great read.  It's kind of lengthy but worth it.  It dives into how Pippi Longstocking and Ramona Quimby helped show girls that it was okay to be you.  It's okay to not censor your behavior to be docile or how 'girls' should behave.  It's okay to be you.   Your loud annoying self, is you.  You do not have to change.  

"Upon a cursory read, it might be tempting to describe Ramona as mischievous, but Cleary herself has protested against this accusation, and with good reason. Ramona loves the world with ferocity; she does not so much want to disturb it as she yearns to discover, to turn it over, examine every piece and crook and marvel at why each creature, commodity, and substance exists the way it does. “She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next,” explains Cleary in Ramona the Pest."

I feel this along the same lines as 'bossy.'  It's leadership skills.  It's knowing what you want.  It's not compromising yourself to accommodate others.  (While a good skill to have, sometimes you need to be strong in your beliefs). 

What bookish things are you loving? Did you read Pippi or Ramona has a child?

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