Honey, we need to talk. There is something very important we must discuss and I don’t care it’s late or that you are tired after work. You see, a few weeks ago I finally read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and besides nodding all my way through the short book, and falling in love with Chimamanda’s mind, I felt like this topic was one we really need to talk about. So what started as a review of the book, ended being a very lengthy and honest discussion about feminism. Very, very lengthy, I must say. Sometimes I have no control over my ranting, you know that. So to make it a little bit lighter I added some gifs and quotes from the book. But jokes aside, this IS important. And I ask you to read it, to the extent that you are capable of, all the ranting considered. But please, give it a try.
Salutations booksters, I hope you are having a wonderful Summer filled with big hats, smoothies in mason jars, fringed vests, craft beer festivals and plenty of wonderful reads. You know, so you can be your very own and best bookish hipster. Anyway, my Summer is far from what I just described as a bookster ideal. While I wish I was in a festival with my flowery dress and my oversized sun glasses, my adventures are reduced to basically going from and to work with a book inside my tote bag. But hey, at least I have time to blog. I guess.
I remember when my grandmother used to tell me something like “aprovecha ahora, que después te haces vieja como yo y el tiempo vuela!”. No, my granny was not crazy, she is just Spanish. If you want to get all stereotypical then yes, she might be a little crazy, or what we like to call passionate. Anyway, what she would tell me translates to something like we youngsters should make the best use of time now, before we go and grow old, because time flies when you are all wrinkled. At least according to grandma.
And you know what? That woman is right as a Saint. And yes, that is another Spanish saying directly translated to English. I might have inherited some of granny’s passion, but I do feel like every year time flies by faster. I mean, look at us now, talking about mid year recaps when I didn’t even have time to start the diet I promised on my New Year’s resolution list. Oops.
During the last few weeks I have been getting more and more messages asking me for bookstagram tips and advice. This gave me the best excuse to finally sit down and give form to this post I have been wanting to write for a while. Before you dive into it, know that there is a big part of rambling. If you get through that, you are a champion – and you must like me very much.
I am thrilled to present you the first Guest Post on The Bibliotheque. Yes, you heard right. This is the beginning of a new section where you – yes, you – will be able to speak your mind and heart and use this blog as the last push you need to get to more people. But what makes today really special is not the new section opening, it’s the what we will discuss and the who being in charge of discussing.
Over a year ago, when I started my instagram account, I would have never imagined I was going to meet such amazing, kind and beautiful little creatures. Furthermore, I would have never imagined that I was going to connect at such strong level with someone. But don’t be mistaken, even if I have met a lot of great and talented people, only a few I consider actual friends. Even if we have never been standing in the same place at the same time, we still stand together in many different ways. We share passions, obsessions and worries. One of these little creatures is Marie. As well as me, she is a fierce advocate of self love, and as you may know I think it is super important to talk about body image and all the wrong and mistaken social standards we are constantly bombed with. So here’s Marie’s beautiful post about accepting and loving yourself and the importance of doing so unconditionally.
Thank you, Marie. You are a ray of sunshine.
You can find Marie at @Mariesbookdiary