Friday, March 31, 2017

Peek Inside a Book - Here We Are


When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

My little twist to this; I work in a library IT department. We have two offices separated by a section of the fiction stacks.  Books are always catching my eye and I've gotten pretty good at ignoring them, otherwise, my TBR list would be HUGE.  But these weekly memes give them the chance to see if the book would be worth checking out.


This week the book Where Are Here: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen caught my eye.

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It Begins: 
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World is a guide to understanding what it means to be a feminist and an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.


On Page 56:
But Romy is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and it's hard for her to reconcile what happened in her past with what she wants for her future. - From the essay The Likability Rule by Courtney Summers


Verdict:
I follow the editor on Twitter and have been looking forward to this book for some time. Yes, I checked it out from the library but I'll also be buying the book when funds allow.  The last year has taught me that I need to speak up for not just myself, but for the women around me, but how do I go about doing that? I'm hoping this book, filled with the work of some of the most vocal and powerful feminist of our generation can help me be a better feminist. 

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