Hell yes, sisters

­­­When I first met my husband, I told him I wasn’t a feminist (not as such). He said I was wrong, and later added that if it had been true, he would never have married me.

Turns out he was right, and never am I more aware of that than when I notice things like these Tumblr posts crossing my screen and I want to stand up and cheer for all my sisters.

These 31 delightful Tumblr posts about being a woman were selected by Heben Nigatu of BuzzFeed.
Tumblr 27Check out all the posts HERE

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Listen to the Kids! 12 Memorable Novels With Child Narrators

If we listen closely, children can remind us of what is truly important in life and refresh our jaded, grown-up viewpoints, Off the Shelf says. ”

These twelve inspiring, funny, and memorable novels, narrated by children, are exemplary of the notion that kids, while they can say the darndest things, are often wise beyond their years.”

One example:
Ella Minnow PeaElla Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

In this hilarious and moving tale of one girl’s fight for freedom of expression, Ella Minnow Pea must act to save her friends, family, and fellow citizens from the encroaching totalitarianism of her town’s city council, which has banned the use of certain letters of the alphabet.

As the letters are banned from the town, they also disappear from the novel, resulting in a linguistic achievement sure to delight word lovers everywhere.

 

See the other books HERE

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The Andrew Luck Book Club

The Indianapolis Colts quarterback is the NFL’s unofficial librarian as he constantly recommends books to his teammates, Kevin Clark writes in The Wall Street Journal.

Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts talks with Matt Hasselbeck before a game against the Houston Texans last month. Photo: Getty Images

In the same way that Oprah Winfrey has become known for vaulting books she likes to popularity across the country, Luck can make his favorite reads become the talk of the Colts locker room. Some of the books he recommends are for inspiration, players say, if a teammate is going through a tough time. Others are passed on simply because Luck enjoyed leafing through them.

“He’s a voracious reader and he likes talking about it,” said center Khaled Holmes, a beneficiary of Luck’s penchant for recommending his favorite titles.

Read the whole story HERE

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15 woodpiles that have been stacked into gorgeous works of art
Woodpile OwlGary’s owls Photography by Larry Beckner/Great Falls

Tribune Montana resident Gary Tallman sorts his firewood by colour each spring and uses the raw materials to create stunning firewood mosaics. Each woodpile takes at least 20 hours to build.

See other photos of woodpile art HERE

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THIS & THAT

Books with Booze   
Books With BoozeExperiential’ Indie Bookshop to Open in London

The venture will be “first and foremost a bookshop, but one that will also offer customers a glass of whiskey or wine if they want a tipple while they sit down to read a book.”

Read the whole story HERE

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A steal at only $170.4 million
ModiglianiChinese billionaire Liu Yiqian bought Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu Couché for $170.4 million, the second-highest price ever paid at auction for a work of art.

Insane art prices

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Earth-sized world is a mere 39 light-years away

But it’s a bit warm and…

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Quote of the Day
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