It has me smiling to pieces and crying at the same time. Oh my goodness, all the funny t-shirts I’ve been wearing with Max and the monsters on them… they were like… like… prophetic. Can’t wait for the kids to get home. We were just looking at the character figures of these characters in the local geek shop on our window shopping day. They were “on special” for $150 big ones. I wonder if that sale sign will disappear and the price will double. NO matter.
“And [he] sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him and it was still hot.” — Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)
Book that shaped the lives of WOMEN while helping to define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a woman.
Book that has shaped our (women’s) perspective on politics, religion, money, love, relationships and self.
Say why your book does the above for you as a woman or women in general.
The book can appeal to a male audience too but should have a centrally located message for women or girls.
Books can be classics, ficition, nonfiction, poetry compliations but need to meet the above.
Remember, we want to make this a list for the essential woman’s library not just a list of 100 great books.
There are a ton of really obvious nominations – like Little Women – but I have this itching feeling that a bunch of not so obvious titles are being left out. For this reason, I send an appeal. What books would you nominate?
Recently I heard that through work, I will be afforded the opportunity to learn American sign-language in a class, be granted an “official” certificate upon finishing each level and even be given a bonus in pay. I keep telling my husband that now I know what the movie stars feel like when they get paid to learn to ride a horse or go to the gym. What a sweet deal!
I know that I am advancing on my own though too. Last week, I had a deaf student assigned to my hallway on my shift. She was my shadow and pair of helping hands. Thank goodness we were both patient with each other. She didn’t mind that I was slow on the sign language and I didn’t mind that she was slow on the job. Hey, we are both learning. It’s only fair. By the end of the day, we were really doing great together. I SO hope that I get to work with her again.
But beyond that, I’m starting to think in sign language and want to talk with my hands out in public, to strangers, even friends who are over playing Rock Band. It hasn’t invaded my dreams yet, but… well, I haven’t gone to sleep yet tonight. lol
Robyn: "Save another mom some trouble? Mission accomplished! We are having a Jedi Training birthday party for my son. The one thing he keeps asking us to do is a scavenger hunt….how? we keep asking ourselves. This..." (read)
cecilia: "just omit the meat from your bean meals, like meatless chilli and spaghetti. we love lentils here, lentil soup, lentil curry over rice… I’ll put some more thought into this." (read)
"Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable." — C.S. Lewis