If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. --Rosemarie Urquico Trees Art, Closet Spaces, Girls Reading, Girls Generation, Book, Letters Writing, Girls Who Reading, Writing Letters, You Deserve
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Dinah, the only daughter of Jacob, narrates this novel, explaining how the women of her family had their own religious practices that ran counter to the beliefs the men upheld. Through Dinah's voice, this novel imagines the women's stories that the Bible doesn't tell. To call it provocative and rebellious is an understatement; it pushes against patriarchy and suggests an ancient and empowering role for women and women's sexuality.
Great Girls Your Daughter Should Know (Before she reads Twilight) -- This is seriously one of the greatest lists I've ever seen. I read almost all of those books and they made me, in part, the strong woman I am today. I cannot recommend this list enough. <-- previous pinner, couldn't delete such a great comment.
"It’s easy to [be with] a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her [Anne Rice], [Agatha Christie], [J.K. Rowling], [J.R.R. Tolkien], [George R. R. Martin], [Neil Gaiman], [Douglas Adams], [or Ernest Hemingway]. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality; but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does -- She has to give it a shot somehow." I LOVE THIS!
'Richer Than I You Could Never Be For I Had A Mother (and a Grandmother) Who Read To Me...' Beautiful Mother and Child Reading a Book of Fairytales Motto I had a Mother who Read to Me Torre Bevans 11x17 Giclee Fine Art Print 1916
"some books are meant / to be read just like this / alone, with the evening, / a bowl of fruit ripening / waiting for the reader / to grow hungry, but / she won't, the book / will devour her, / and it / will soon / become / morning."
"I'm not lonely, Silly. I have a book." Woman Reading (1894) by Henri Matisse (Artist, France). In the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France. If you like the art, credit the artist. Pin from the Primary Source (ie The artist's site.)