Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com The Place for Readers Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:45:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 http://parchmentgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-favicon-32x32.jpg Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com 32 32 ‘Girls & Sex’ Is the Book American Parents Need to Read http://parchmentgirl.com/girls-sex-peggy-orenstein/ http://parchmentgirl.com/girls-sex-peggy-orenstein/#respond Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:39 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14941 A few years ago I read Cinderella Ate My Daughter, an excellent book on the rise of “girlie-girl” culture and its effects on young girls. In Girls & Sex, Orenstein moves on to the next age bracket: adolescent, teenage, and college-age girls. Her focus is on how prevailing cultural norms, laws, and education affect the...

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My Top 10 Favorite ISFP Characters in Books + Film http://parchmentgirl.com/isfp/ http://parchmentgirl.com/isfp/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:00:03 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14802 ISFPs are part of the Keirsey temperament known as artisans. They are sensitive, sensual people who are deeply connected to their physical surroundings. They are usually spontaneous and adventurous. At their best, they are passionate and caring individuals who bring light and color into the lives of those they love. Here are some of my...

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Featured Book Blogger: Gemma from The Travelling Bibliophile http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-gemma/ http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-gemma/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:42 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14810 Featured Book Blogger is a monthly interview series highlighting amazing members of the book blogging community. This month’s featured book blogger is Gemma from The Travelling Bibliophile. Gemma is known for her stunning Instagram photos. Welcome, Gemma! First of all, tell us a eittle bit about yourself. What are some of your interests outside of books and blogging?...

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10 Stunning Coffee Table Books for Haute Couture Enthusiasts http://parchmentgirl.com/haute-couture-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/haute-couture-books/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:43 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=12752 Want to add a touch of class to your coffee table book collection? Check out these visually stunning volumes that document some of the greatest haute couture and luxury fashion designs in modern history! 1. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton & Sølve Sundsbø Before his tragic death in 2010, Alexander McQueen was one...

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53 of the Most Highly Anticipated Books Coming This Spring http://parchmentgirl.com/new-books-spring-2017/ http://parchmentgirl.com/new-books-spring-2017/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00:30 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14636 I know it’s hard to believe with all the cold weather going around but springtime is almost here, and with it, a whole bunch of exciting new books! This list originally started with over one hundred books but I narrowed it down to the fifty-three most intriguing and interesting reads slated for release this spring....

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The 10 Greatest Couples in All of Fiction http://parchmentgirl.com/greatest-fictional-couples/ http://parchmentgirl.com/greatest-fictional-couples/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:00:09 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14593 I’ve never been a big fan of the way romance is portrayed in pop culture. It’s usually far too formulaic and mawkishly sentimental. After a while, all of the “super couples” and so-called OTPs run together like wet paint. BUT, there are exceptions–fictional couples who stand out for their depth and unconventional dynamics. From the...

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The 10 Most Intimidating Books I Still Haven’t Read http://parchmentgirl.com/intimidating-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/intimidating-books/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:00:29 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14580 I like big books and I cannot lie…but there are certain big books I continue to subconsciously avoid because putting in the time and mental energy it takes to read them always seems too daunting. Once in a while (i.e. every couple of years or so), I work up enough determination to tackle one really...

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10 Fascinating Books for Animal Lovers http://parchmentgirl.com/fascinating-animal-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/fascinating-animal-books/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:00:20 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=13021 Have you ever wondered what shellfish feel? Have you ever marveled at the complex social structure of wolf packs? Have you ever thought about the intellectual potential of chimpanzees? The following books explore the intellectual, emotional, and–dare I say?–spiritual lives of nonhuman life forms, from the greatest mammals to the tiniest insects. 1. Are We...

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10 Life-Changing Books for Introverts http://parchmentgirl.com/introvert-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/introvert-books/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:00:21 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=12690 If you are one of the 30-50% of introverts trying to thrive in an extroverted culture, here are ten books that will give you the tools you need to succeed in your work, social, and love lives. 1. Quiet by Susan Cain This book is my absolute favorite on the topic of introversion. Cain explores the...

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The Inkwell: Volume 3, Issue 1 http://parchmentgirl.com/inkwell-volume-3-issue-1/ http://parchmentgirl.com/inkwell-volume-3-issue-1/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:19 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14649 I feel like maybe I should just start calling this little Inkwell introduction “Notes from the Resistance.” Since the election in November, I have felt the ever-increasing need to speak out about the alarming things that are happening in our country and around the world right now. This past week alone, Trump signed an executive...

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