It’s probably sad how attached I am to this book. I wanted to simultaneously fall down a rabbit hole and climb into a dark hole while reading it. Lena Dunham in Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells What She’s “Learned” is so spot on with her pseudo-memoir that I was practically highlighting the… More Girlhood is a glass vase.
Everyone has favorite things. Julie Andrews sang a whole song about hers as she floated around mountain landscapes and swung around light poles. I think it’s important to have favorite things, and even more, it’s important to have unusual things that don’t make sense to anyone but you because you’ve added some sort of sentimentality to… More “I always remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad.”
I wonder how my grandmothers took their tea. I wonder what women influenced them to have strength. I actually wondered this one today when I put a temporary tattoo on my mother’s wrist. It was a blue bird with a banner that said “strength” in bold black letters. There was a station at my nephew’s… More “What We Have In Common Are The Words At Our Backs”
I can’t help but think that all the girls in this story are somewhere filled with regret like a claw-foot tub and they each own an entire DNA strand of fractured creative genes. Each one a little bit broken and a little bit lost, a road trip gone bad. Girls that act broken all… More “Man Didn’t Kill Poetry. Men With Mustaches Killed Poetry.”
This book is like Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain’s relationship. When it’s good, it’s grand, when it’s bad, it’s awful. I think every girl wants to be Emma in Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr. (Thank you, Penguin for the advanced reader’s copy). She’s the woman that the main character desperately and… More It’s the Jr. that makes me wonder if this is real or fictional.
I’ve found so many things I love for this weeks addition of book news. In fact, this may be my favorite book news…ever. Even though there’s only been like eight weeks of Newsday Tuesday. Norton has a tumblr. This is the first I’m hearing of this. My favorite post of this week was this one.… More Newsday Tuesday: