"In general, I think it’s good not to worship those you admire. It’s important to understand that all people are flawed and make mistakes and say stupid/cruel/hateful/inappropriate things. And it’s good to hold those people accountable. But it’s also possible to like someone who is flawed. In fact, it is more or less necessary."
"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing."
bridgettelizabeth replied to your post: Goodreads I’ve fallen behind my goal too, and figure it’s not quite cheating to pick up a few shorter books that I can get through quickly so that I feel like I’m making progress again.
Good idea. I honestly don’t understand how Kimber does it, she must be superwoman or something.
I got around 14 books behind in my reading list (100 books in a year) during busy term time. I’m currently reading at the right rate for the goal, but I’m struggling to catch up those books.
Feeling like a failed nerd :(
"So many books, so little time."
"Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to."
"All over this world women are being taught that they must be men to be heroes. That they must dissolve their femininity in order to have power. That they must don the societally assigned attributes of masculinity to have an identity. This subtle inculcation of gender bias and dissolution of feminine power disavows women of the opportunity to create mechanisms of power and agency which stem from their femininity."