“We never really stop coming of age, at least as long as we remain notionally open to our own evolution.” YES. Good reminder and life motto. From: NPR’s First Listen: Haley Bonar, ‘Impossible Dream’
For your consideration. “In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” ― Mr. Dumby (Act III) in Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan
It’s summer and super hot, so this line I highlighted in my copy of Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’ jumped out at me and I wanted to share: There’s something about swimsuits that make you think you’ve got to earn the right to wear them. And that’s wrong. Really, the criteria is simple. Do you have a body? Put a swimsuit on it. If you’re a fan of John Green or Rainbow Rowell or interested in a book with a fat protagonist (or realistic characters who aren’t perfect or small town issues or Texas!), this one’s for you. Also, Julie is in my book club and I promise any money you spend on her books is going to someone you’d be happy to support. She’s great and so are her books.
This quote has been on my mind lately. I think it could be easy to interpret it as a call to make your reading more literary and highbrow and serious (and maybe it was), but from my modern day viewpoint, in which the average number of books read by Americans 18+ each year is twelve, I’d say: reading is reading is reading and you should read what you love, what inspires you, what moves you, and what makes you happy. Don’t let some arbitrary requirement to read serious books written by serious men dictate how many books you read each year, or how much you enjoy your reading. Because if we are what we read, I must be pretty fantastic. 😉 Download the desktop wallpaper or a square image (pictured at the top) for printing and/or general gazing upon in one of these formats: JPG, PNG, PDF. (Click to open, then right click & save.)
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde Need tips on how to read more this year? Or want to join my 2016 reading challenge? 😉 I’ve got three crossed off the list! (And they were accidental, because so far I forgot to plan my reading around the challenge. Goals!)
The statistics are still so dreadful for women in film… it’s not just good ol’ fashioned misogyny that everyone’s quietly tolerated for years. It’s legitimate discrimination based on gender, which is illegal. Q&A: Rose Byrne Speaks Out On Hollywood Sexism (‘It’s Discrimination’), Talks Drag Inspirations & Playing Gay (pridesource.com)
“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” -Eleanor Roosevelt