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There is nothing like finishing a good book 📖 I loved reading Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid'd Tale, a dystopian story of an alternative America in which certain women are forced to become the sexual servants to Commanders, in order to provide them with children in a world of declining fertility rates. Although The Handmaid's Tale was originally published in the '80s, it's recently gained new fans over the last year, becoming a new favourite among younger readers. Check out what I thought of it in my review now up on The Tales of Yaya, click the link in bio to find out more!

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Listen. It is a virtue, a habit. It is a form of resistance against preconceived stereotypes. And perhaps while doing that, while trying to others' perspective, you'll learn something. Perhaps you'll learn what it is to walk in others' chappals or manolo blaniks. This book is not just when others explain things, assuming you are dumb. This is not just mansplaining (which Solnit talks about) but also when anyone in their bid to seem smart like to put others down. There is a category of people who do just that, not listen. Their idea is not to have a constructive debate. Its a quick read for a lazy but a rebellious afternoon. #menexplainthingstome #sunlight #shadows #lookslikefilm #latergram #instagood #igreads #bookstagram #vsco #vscocam #vsconyc #vscofilm #vscobooks #vscobookstagram #vscoquotes #vscoquotes #newyorkmoment #newyorknewyork #cityisourlanguage #postcardsofexile @bookstagramfeatures #invisiblecities #rebeccasolnit #oursharedself #feminism @thelastwordbks #bookflatlay


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Emma Watson-wimmin we look up to ✨

Vancouver, British Columbia
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#oursharedself ready for a new #book #hunger by Roxane Gay. Ready for a new experience. #sunshine


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Opinions can be dangerous. Hear me out. They can be reckless, careless and sometimes dangerously constricting. Someone asked me what was one the best books I read in 2016/17. I read Atwood after Trump was inaugurated and I attended the women's march with some of the most empathetic, kind and smartest women I know. This is obviously an important read. Not just for the American audience, but for men and women around the world. This is what happens when decisions and opinions regardless of gender, about our bodies, our appearances, our honour are made by people who have nothing to do with it. I am sick of how moral brigades in Pakistan are tearing down the actress Mahira Khan for wearing a dress or smoking, why is it anyone's business? Just because it hurts their version of Islam and how women should be. I am hating how moral brigades everywhere are so scared of women who do not fit their boxes and categories. And why are we so afraid of the word feminism? Why is it an insult? Read this, if you haven't already. @oursharedshelf #sunlight #shadows #lookslikefilm #latergram #instagood #igreads #bookstagram #vsco #vscocam #vsconyc #vscofilm #vscobooks #vscobookstagram #vscoquotes #vscoquotes #newyorkmoment #newyorknewyork #cityisourlanguage #postcardsofexile @bookstagramfeatures #dystopia #invisiblecities #handmaidstale #margaretatwood #atwood #oursharedself #feminism #oursharedshelf #handmaidstale #bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks #bookflatlay


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@emme_mlr ha condiviso l'intro del libro che sta leggendo: Buffalo Bella di Olivier Douzou.
A proposito del libro:
Ci sono persone che nascono e crescono sicure della propria identità - maschile o femminile - e il loro modo di vivere e comportarsi corrisponde alle aspettative del resto del mondo. Ci sono persone, invece, che percepiscono di essere «altro» rispetto a ciò che appaiono e il loro modo di vivere più autentico e naturale non corrisponde a nessuna delle aspettative che la società ha su di loro. Questa è la storia di una bambina appassionata di cowboy,che si diverte a confondere il lui e il lei, che qualcuno chiama Annabil, parafrasando Buffalo Bill, mentre lei preferisce farsi chiamare Buffalo Bella. È un lui o una lei? Se da piccola la confusione sembra un gioco buffo, crescendo la questione diventa tutt'altro che frivola. Giocando con le rime e con le parole, Olivier Douzou e Giusi Quarenghi che ne ha curato la traduzione italiana narrano l'esitazione di una bambina alla ricerca della propria identità. Un libro raro in grado di affrontare uno dei temi più spinosi e meno conosciuti della nostra epoca con delicatezza e serenità.
L'autore:
Nato in Francia, a Rodez, nel 1963, architetto di formazione, è scrittore, illustratore, grafico e lavora anche nel campo della comunicazione. Dal 1988 al 1993 è direttore artistico delle agenzie Agora XXI et Design Strategy. Ma rapidamente passa dal disegnare copertine di libri a scriverne lui stesso.

#Repost @emme_mlr (@get_repost)
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"Buffalo Bella"- Olivier Douzou

La lingua è un artificio, la cultura è un artificio.
Quello che siamo, quello che vogliamo, possiamo deciderlo noi. Perché così è, così è sempre stato. In un circolo vizioso che, forse, ci salverà.
#shareyourfirstpage #reading #genderfree #oursharedself #ibelieveinbookfairies


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"Buffalo Bella"- Olivier Douzou

La lingua è un artificio, la cultura è un artificio.
Quello che siamo, quello che vogliamo, possiamo deciderlo noi. Perché così è, così è sempre stato. In un circolo vizioso che, forse, ci salverà.
#shareyourfirstpage #reading #genderfree #oursharedself


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#TravelStories ••• "Hard work comes with its rewards" is a phrase (or something to that effect) commonly used for motivation. However, this wasn't what was going through my head as we rushed up what seemed like never ending steps to catch a bus that was arriving in 25 minutes.
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It was my fault: I got us off at the wrong train station. To get to our original destination (Èze Village) while keeping to a similar timeline, we had to take an alternative mode of transport. Luckily, there was a bus passing by the area in 25 minutes. We had to hike in that time to get to the bus stop from the train station. A 25-min walk is no problem for us but we didn't realise it was more climbing stairs than walking.
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The first part involved a few steps to get through the old town then a steep-inclined street. That was fine. Then we came upon the never ending set of steps (swipe left to see!) and I was 😟. We had to climb three more sets of that 👆 before we got to the street with the bus stop. I was panting like an old pug throughout most of it! 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But hey, we got there with 5 minutes to spare! And on top of that, the view was breathtaking. The sea was a deep azure, the sky was clear with white cotton wisps of clouds, and the sun shone brightly.
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It reminds of few other misadventures--getting lost in the winding, stone-cobbled streets of Andalucía at night, and thinking that walking up to Palácio da Pena in Sintra was cake (we ran out of energy & didn't get to see Castelo dos Morris) are just a few. We plan as much as we can but it's always the unplanned ones that are more memorable!
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What about you? What unplanned shenanigans have you done on trips to a place completely unfamiliar to you? Share your travel stories! x
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Villefranche, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France
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One of the happy "accidents" I had last year in Antibes was finding the antiques market at Place Jacques Audiberti. I found what seems to be a notebook, filled with the most gorgeous handwriting I've seen! I'm sure a few of you have seen it featured in a few of my old photos.
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Of course I wasn't going to let the opportunity pass by without visiting again! I didn't see any old handwritten notes or letters this time, but there were a ton of books -- the ones on the photo are €1 each! All in French, of course. I did find a few beautiful old tomes with pretty pictures and text so I got those. 😁 Always on the lookout for bookstagram props!
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I do love finding secondhand books though because other than being cheap and/or providing aesthetic, I find myself thinking of the book's story: did the previous owner buy this for personal use or was it a gift? Any notes or dedication inside? Whether it's no or yes, I still wonder what prompted the owner to part away from the book. Is it because they didn't like it very much? Or are they like me, where I have to regularly cull my books because of the limited space?
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What about you? What are your usual reasons for letting go of a book?
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Antibes France
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I wish I could provide you with the famous first line of #PrideandPrejudice in French but 1) I didn't bring this book with me, and 2) it'll end up being incorrect because I'll just use Google Translate! I shall spare you all from that horror.
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I can't remember if I've featured this cover before but being back in Antibes after a year, it's only fitting for it get a mention. I found this copy at Librairie Massena and if you're not a new follower (hiiiiiii 👋) you would know I collect P&P editions. As much as flat space and budget would allow, which unfortunately isn't unlimited (the latter more so).
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But yes -- currently in Antibes and it's weird how much I remember of the place: getting from the train station, where the shops I've been into previously are without checking the map, and generally feeling happy and nostalgic about the sun, the bright blue sky, and the wonderful time we had here last year.
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The husband and I liked it so much that we're even contemplating possibly retiring here! Now I don't know how that'll work out with Brexit in the works...but let's not think sad thoughts.
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Have you ever visited a place where you just felt alive and at home that you'd consider living there? Please tell me your story!
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Antibes France
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