I see a certain theme around here 😂. Strong women, young women, sexuality, the myths of Eve and Lilith 🍎🐍. In these books I see little pieces of identification. Little pieces of the puzzle that may fit for a while or for a lifetime. #caitlinmoran
perfectly describes it in the last pages of the book “how to build a girl” she just GETS IT, how it is to give birth to yourself, how to be yourself in the most honest and sincere way➡️. If you are looking for a book to read on cold winter days, this one for sure!
"what do you do when you build yourself—only to realize you built yourself with the wrong things? You rip it up and start again. That is the work of your teenage years—to build up and tear down and build up again, over and over, endlessly, like speeded-up film of cities during boom times and wars. To be fearless, and endless, in your reinventions—to keep twisting on nineteen, going bust, and dealing in again, and again. Invent, invent, invent." - Caitlin Moran.
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"The world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.” ― Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl
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I was reluctant to get a Kindle for the longest time. Then I moved to an island and it saved my life 🙌🏼✨
🏝️ Caitlin Moran's "How to be a woman" in Bocas del Toro, Panama
Read any of these? 🤔
As you may know my main reading focus this year was on women writers since 1918, and Virginia Woolf. A few in those categories here, in September's pile... 📚
📚How to be a Woman (Caitlin Moran) – Funny, honest, helpful and surprisingly bright, this book pulls no punches and avoids no subjects. A pretty complete dictionary on the subject. 4*
●In the Winter Dark (Tim Winton) – You cannot read a page of Tim Winton and not notice. His prose grabs your attention. It is poetic and unsettling. This is a visceral tale of a small lonely outback community stalked by something supernatural, or is it more human, or even psychological? 4*
●Mrs Dalloway (Virginia Woolf) – Once attuned to her style, Woolf’s writing can be very rewarding. This is very good, though I marginally prefer To the Lighthouse still. 4*
●The Ballad of the Sad Café (Carson McCullers) – To be honest I struggled to relate to this book, as beautifully, musically written as it is. Unusually for McCullers (the Heart is a Lonely Hunter is brilliant) I felt the characters were two dimensional and lacked humanity. It’s still an interesting, operatic piece of small town American observation, and worth a read however. 3*
●The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy) – beautifully written but difficult and unrelenting. Not a happy book for me. 3*
●Frenchman's Creek (Daphne du Maurier) - Cheesy, adventurous, cheesy, fun and cheesy. Daphne du Maurier pulls it off, just. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it's not going to trouble Virginia Woolf's work in terms of quality. 3*
●The Hours (Michael Cunningham) – Three linked stories interwoven, each that leaves you pondering. This is excellently written, occasionally mimicking Woolf’s style in Mrs Dalloway to perfection. To be honest though, the section of fictionalised biography of Virginia stood out for me as much more interesting than the rest. 3*
Have you read any of those? Did you agree with my opinion? 🤔
#virginiawoolf #oldbooks #daphnedumaurier #michaelcunningham #carsonmccullers #bookstack #virginiawoolf #caitlinmoran #yearofreading #whatiread
Treat your best friend (or yourself) this Christmas with the riotous new novel from Caitlin Moran.
The Sunday Times Number One bestseller about a young women making it in a world where men hold all the power
I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in London in 1995, at the epicentre of Britpop. I might only be nineteen, but I’m wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly.
My unrequited love, John Kite, has scored an unexpected Number One album, then exploded into a Booze And Drugs HellTM – as rockstars do. And my new best friend – the maverick feminist Suzanne Banks, of The Branks – has amazing hair, but writer’s block and a rampant pill problem. So I’ve decided I should become a Fame Doctor. I’m going to use my new monthly column for The Face to write about every ridiculous, surreal, amazing aspect of a million people knowing your name.
But when my two-night-stand with edgy comedian Jerry Sharp goes wrong, people start to know my name for all the wrong reasons. ‘He’s a vampire. He destroys bright young girls. Also, he’s a total dick’ Suzanne warned me. But by that point, I’d already had sex with him. Bad sex.
Now I’m one of the girls he’s trying to destroy.
He needs to be stopped.
But how can one woman stop a bad, famous, powerful man?
#caitlinmoran #howtobefamous #feminist #christmasgift #bookstagram #howtobuildagirl
“But as the years went on, I realised that what I really want to be, all told, is a human. Just a productive, honest, courteously treated human.” -Caitlin Moran in HOW TO BE A WOMAN 📚✒️ PEN: TWSBI Go B nib. INK: Herbin Cacao du Brésil.
‘... how unfair it is that people get to keep their memories of you, even when you have removed them from your life.
If only there were some way you could, whilst breaking up with them, flounce around their head with a bin bag, going “and I’m going to take THIS image of me giving you a blowjob, and THIS vignette in the back of a cab, and I’m absolutely reclaiming ALL footage of me losing my virginity to you.”
If only you had copyright on memories of yourself. If I could charge him a fiver each time he thinks about me, that would be justice. And would pay for a very good lunch.’
, ‘How to be Famous’.
(tap the link in my bio to read my full review of this book!)
Beanie Feldstein, How to Build a Girl (2019) Coky Giedroyc
How To Be a Woman mini review •
Maybe just not my style, I found Caitlin Moran to be a bit brash... and a couple of things made me uncomfortable.... she is not always intersectional.
However she has a couple of insights that I really liked regardless of not loving the book entirely, AND a couple of times where I fully laughed out loud (most notably when she mentions “The Saarlac Pit” - if you know, you know). Worth the read if you are trying to read all of the @oursharedshelf
books, or if you like that in your face, crude humor that she writes with and you want to learn a little bit about feminism.
What are your thoughts?
Oh hello, I went and wrote a new blog post for the first time in a whiiiile - and it’s fabulously bookish! Spoiler: my 3 most recent reads were absolutely brilliant, and these 3 authors are up there with my absolute faves.
The link to this post is in my bio now!
covers the new UK Times magazine. Naturally we will be stocking copies ➡️ bit.ly/2QpXJAu
Quello che dovete fare è porvi questa domanda: “Anche gli uomini lo fanno? Gli uomini si preoccupano per questa cosa? Gli uomini sprecano tempo su questa cosa? Agli uomini viene detto di non farlo perché in tal modo deluderebbero gli altri uomini? Gli uomini devono scrivere libri per parlare di queste stupide stro***te che sono soltanto una perdita di tempo? Questa cosa intaccherebbe la sicurezza di Walker Texas Ranger?”
Quasi sempre la risposta è no. [...]
Ovviamente il test non è infallibile, ma in genere mi orienta verso la giusta direzione.
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#giulia4women #femminismo #feminist #dresscode #lhascrittounadonna #howtobeawoman #caitlinmoran #donne #women4women
The most beautiful eulogy to a lost tree I have ever read - from Caitlin Moran:
“The people who live behind my home cut down their ash tree in the summer of 2012. At the end of their garden and more that 40ft high — the crown of a perfect lollipop — it filled the sky of everyone who lived near by. I guess that was its beauty and its downfall — someone had complained that it left their patio in shade, and it had to go.
I awoke one morning to see it swarming with tree surgeons, chainsaw roaring as the birds fled. It took them six hours to take it down, slowly turning it into a sad, limbless torso, the branches turned to dust in a chipper in the road outside. The trunk — a single column, bleeding sap — looked like a castle after a siege: one standing wall surrounded by rubble. And then it went too, in five sections. A hundred years to grow. By nightfall the sky was empty. Those who had so badly wanted sun on their patio would have it tomorrow morning; they’d have their coffee in the sunshine before going to work, and at night they’d be able to enjoy the five or six stars that one can see from London.
But, oh man, what had gone? A city in the sky. I can’t tell you a joy that tree was — a lofty green cathedral by which you could mark the seasons. In spring it was one of the last to bud; the day it was finally covered in a fine mist was usually the first properly warm day over the year. In summer its million leaves sounded like the sea - the constant shimmy like breathing above the houses. And in autumn - fire. Gold fire, visible from every window.
And now, it’s gone, along with everything that came with it, for a tree is never just a tree - it’s a whole world for the creatures around it. That was their tree. That was my tree. I truly loved it - its loss was shocking as if one day trucks turned up and took your cherished sea or mountain view away.
Continued in comments....
Emma Thompson é uma das atrizes confirmadas no elenco do filme baseado em "Do que é feita uma garota", de Caitlin Moran.⠀
O filme está previsto para chegar aos cinemas no ano que vem e já tem outros atores escalados: Chris O'Dowd, Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Paddy Considine e Sarah Solemani.⠀
Publicado pela Companhia das Letras em 2015, "Do que é feita uma garota" é um hilário romance de formação, sobre como é difícil se tornar alguém.⠀
Saiba mais: ⠀
“Wolverhampton, em 1990, parece uma cidade a que algo terrível aconteceu.” Talvez tenha acontecido de fato. Talvez seja Margaret Thatcher, talvez seja a vergonha que Johanna Morrigan passou num programa da TV local aos catorze anos. Nossa protagonista decide então se reinventar como Dolly Wilde - heroína gótica, loquaz e Aventureira do Sexo, que salvará a família da pobreza com sua literatura. ⠀
Aos 16 anos, ela está fumando, bebendo, trabalhando para um fanzine de música, escrevendo cartas pornográficas para rock-stars, transando com todo tipo de homem e ganhando por cada palavra que escreve para destruir uma banda. Mas e se Johanna tiver feito Dolly com as peças erradas? Será que uma caixa de discos e uma parede de pôsteres bastam para se fazer uma garota?⠀
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ou uma mensagem para o WhatsApp (11) 94292-7189.⠀
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Happy Saturday everyone 🎉💜
Need a new #book
to dive into? I know, everyone has different tastes. What I love to read might be another person’s “Can’t get past the first page!” But what I was looking for, are the books that will help us on life’s journey — will remind us to be #grateful
for who we are and what we have. (Without getting too deep on y’all! 😂) Here are just a few must-reads that have paved new roads 💜:
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
2. The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank
3. Forever by Judy Blume
4. How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
7. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
8. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
9. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
10. The Bitch in the House edited by Cathi Hanauer
They are here to remind us that at the end of the day, no matter our color, culture, race, or religion – we are all women, striving to be better: daughters, #sisters
, wives, #girlfriends
, mothers, colleagues and #partners
#saturdayfun #saturdayvibes #saturdaymood #saturdaymotivation #saturdayfeels #womenempowerment #womeninspiringwomen #womanhood #womanpower #womanoffaith #paulocoelho #annefrank #janeausten #bookworm #bookquotes #bookaholic #bookish #spiritual #caitlinmoran #judyblume #follow4followback #likesforlikes #f4f #likesforlikesback
I got some good news this week, so I’m celebrating in my own quiet way. A glass of wine, candles, a blanket and @mscaitlinmoran
’s latest literary offering, and that’s my Friday night sorted. Happy weekend everyone!
It’s a non-fiction kinda month.
My current read is ‘How to be Famous’ by @mscaitlinmoran.
You can expect a review on the blog hopefully by the end of the week; all you need to know for now is that I have truly missed Ms Moran’s writing style since I read her last novel, and am continuously gobsmacked by her endless capability to perfectly articulate just how horrible heartache feels - and how fierce/crazy/brilliant it can make you.
Challenge littérature en retard : autrices préférées.
Rien de définitif ou de figé.
Non credo di essere tenuta a versare un bonus del 20% per “affinità genitali” quando incontro qualcuno che porta un reggiseno. [...]
Chi sostiene che a impedire alle donne di realizzarsi siano state le altre donne, in quanto stronze e invidiose, sta seriamente sopravvalutando le frecciate maligne che ci piace lanciare nelle pause-sigarette. [...]
Ritengo più probabile che le attuali condizioni femminili siano dovute a decine di migliaia di anni misoginia sociale, politica ed economica e al patriarcato. [...]
Che cos’è il femminismo? È la convinzione che le donne debbano essere libera quanto gli uomini, per quanto siano stupide, tonte, illuse, malvestite, grasse, pigre, compiaciute e con i capelli un po’ radi.
Siete femminste? Ah ah ah!! Certo che sì.
da “How to be a woman” - Caitlin Moran
Una delle citazioni dal libro che più amo per la sua irriverenza.
#giulia4women #femminismo #feminist #dresscode #lhascrittounadonna #howtobeawoman #caitlinmoran #donne #women4women
Recomendación de hoy: Cómo ser mujer, de Caitlin Moran.
¡Por fin lo he acabado! Llevaba meses queriendo acabar este libro, pero por circunstancias de la vida no encontraba el momento.
Sólo puedo decir de él que es inspirador y esclarecedor. Esta mujer trata todo tipos de temas a través de sus experiencias y hace que sientas que te lo está explicando en persona mientras os tomais un vodka con limón juntas en una terraza. Ha sido compañera y profesora durante el viaje que ha durado esta experiencia, sin duda, un referente del feminismo. ¡Todos a leerlo!
#librosrecomendados #feminismo #caitlinmoran #referente #wow
Dear Caitlin @mscaitlinmoran
, I read in an earlier Instagram post of yours that you wish you’d discovered yoga 20 years ago as it gets you high and relieves the pain from your body and the tension from your bottom (which you say is like an ‘arse-accordion’ most days!) In fact it’s the breath with awareness that gets us high, and it’s the ‘trauma’ that gets stuck in our bodies from emotional overwhelm & the stresses of life that causes the tension and keeps us in pain (and can also lead to numbness or depression as well as physical diseases). In biodynamic breathwork we work consciously with the breath & body to unwind these holding patterns, whilst getting high at the same time. This brings us more energy & ease and makes us less reactive in our everyday lives. If you’d like to book a session I’d be happy to give you a £1000 discount 😉 @thetimes #caitlinmoran #breathwork #biodynamicbreath