Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com The Place for Readers Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 http://cdn.parchmentgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-favicon-32x32.jpg Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com 32 32 Book Chat: Happy vs. Hopeful Endings http://parchmentgirl.com/book-chat-happy-vs-hopeful-endings/ http://parchmentgirl.com/book-chat-happy-vs-hopeful-endings/#comments Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:00:05 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16358 Note: This post contains affiliate links. I read a lot of literary fiction and literary fiction, unlike some other genres, seems awfully fond endings that are ambiguous at best and frequently leave me with a hefty dose of existential angst. I’ve never been a big fan of happy endings–the stereotypical romance novel wrap-up where the...

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Book Swag No. 14: Inside the Hogwarts Kitchen http://parchmentgirl.com/harry-potter-apron-2/ http://parchmentgirl.com/harry-potter-apron-2/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:35 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16308 Book Swag is a monthly feature where I recommend five bookish products (often on a theme) I love and think you will love too! Note: This post contains affiliate links. One of my favorite scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is when Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit the Hogwarts kitchen. I don’t know about you, but...

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All the Books Seen in ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5 http://parchmentgirl.com/orange-is-the-new-black-season-5-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/orange-is-the-new-black-season-5-books/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:00:52 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16387 I just finished binge-watching the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black. I won’t spoil anything for you but I will say that I did not think it could get any crazier than season four–and I was dead wrong. Season five was not only crazier but also more booktastic than any season prior. Season...

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My Top 10 Favorite ISTJ Characters in Books + Film http://parchmentgirl.com/istj/ http://parchmentgirl.com/istj/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:22 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16310 I love ISTJs. ISTJs are cornerstones of society. They make up about 13% of the population and without them, things wouldn’t run very smoothly. ISTJs are loyal, detail-oriented, and appreciate security. Like all SJs, they tend to be quite traditional and like other TJ types, they have a rational bent. People of this no-nonsense type...

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Featured Book Blogger: Julia from Read and Live Well http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-julia-read-and-live-well/ http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-julia-read-and-live-well/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:00:38 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16338 Featured Book Blogger is a monthly interview series highlighting amazing members of the book blogging community. Note: This post contains affiliate links. This month’s featured book blogger is Julia from Read and Live Well. Julia has great taste in books and her blog is one of my first stops when I’m looking for solid literary book...

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Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Feminist Poetry Collections http://parchmentgirl.com/feminist-poetry-collections/ http://parchmentgirl.com/feminist-poetry-collections/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:00:55 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16252 Poetry in general and feminist poetry, in particular, has received a major boost in visibility during the last few years thanks to social media. From Rupi Kaur’s Instagram fame to Warsan Shire’s popularity on BookTube, it seems that poetry is back in a big way and more popular than ever among young people. My foray...

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22 Film Adaptations Hitting Theaters in Late 2017 http://parchmentgirl.com/2017-film-adaptations-part-2/ http://parchmentgirl.com/2017-film-adaptations-part-2/#comments Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:00:54 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16155 This has been a record year for film adaptations so far (at least by my count). A few months ago I made a list of 39 film adaptations hitting theaters from January through June. Here is part two of that list–22 adaptations coming this July through December! Note: This post contains affiliate links. Valerian and...

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Activist Reads: Women’s Rights at Home + Abroad http://parchmentgirl.com/womens-rights/ http://parchmentgirl.com/womens-rights/#comments Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:00:14 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16120 Of all the topics I’ve covered and plan to cover in this column, feminism is the one I’ve researched the most. I’ve read far more about women’s rights than I have about any other hot button topic–even environmentalism, which is my #1 passion. Even so, I almost decided to postpone writing this particular installment of...

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The Sweet Sorrow of Purging My Bookshelves http://parchmentgirl.com/purging-my-bookshelves/ http://parchmentgirl.com/purging-my-bookshelves/#comments Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:31 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16275 Note: This post contains affiliate links. I’m not the sort of person who hoards things unnecessarily. In fact, if I had a dollar for every time I’ve donated or thrown something away and regretted it later, I could probably take an all-expense-paid Caribbean vacation. From basic things like clothes that “didn’t fit me anymore” (until...

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7 Short Reviews of the Books I Read in May 2017 http://parchmentgirl.com/may-2017-book-reviews/ http://parchmentgirl.com/may-2017-book-reviews/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:00:31 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=16264 May was a decent month as far as my reading life is concerned. I read seven books/audiobooks, a respectable but not auspicious number. The average star rating I gave them is 3.3/5 stars. There were a few standout reads but there were also one or two major disappointments. So, without further ado, here’s what I...

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