Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com The Place for Readers Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:09:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 http://cdn.parchmentgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-favicon-32x32.jpg Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com 32 32 ‘The Lost City of the Monkey God’ Is Adventurous + Educational http://parchmentgirl.com/lost-cityof-the-monkey-god-douglas-preston/ http://parchmentgirl.com/lost-cityof-the-monkey-god-douglas-preston/#respond Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:32 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15289 The Lost City of the Monkey God is the true story of the search for la Ciudad Blanca–the White City, also known as the City of the Monkey God. This legendary city was long said to be located in the Mosquitia region of eastern Honduras–an area known for its dense rainforests and heavy drug smuggling...

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My Top 10 Favorite ISTP Characters in Books + Film http://parchmentgirl.com/istp/ http://parchmentgirl.com/istp/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:52 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14800 ISTPs are rebels. Rules and systems don’t interest them but they have strong personal value systems. They’re adventurous and thrive in vocations that require physical coordination and reliance on the five senses. They’re logical and mechanically oriented. Here are ten of my favorite ISTP characters in books and film. 1. John Luther, Luther Jenny: You...

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Featured Book Blogger: Naz from Read Diverse Books http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-naz-read-diverse-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-naz-read-diverse-books/#comments Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:38 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15210 Featured Book Blogger is a monthly interview series highlighting amazing members of the book blogging community. This month’s featured book blogger is Naz Hernandez from Read Diverse Books. Naz joined the book blogging community a little over a year ago and quickly made a big impact. If you’re looking for diverse book recs, his listicles are a great place...

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‘The Mother of All Questions’ Is Evocative + Thought-Provoking http://parchmentgirl.com/rebecca-solnit-mother-of-all-questions/ http://parchmentgirl.com/rebecca-solnit-mother-of-all-questions/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:12 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15208 The Mother of All Questions is my first experience reading Rebecca Solnit. I requested a review copy because I read such rave reviews of her previous book, Men Explain Things to Me (which I am convinced is the greatest title ever), and also because I have been craving feminist literature since the election. A Brief...

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10 Literary Destinations I Want to Visit Before I Die http://parchmentgirl.com/literary-destinations/ http://parchmentgirl.com/literary-destinations/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:00:43 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14792 Like many armchair adventurers, I suffer from a lifelong case of wanderlust. Traveling isn’t in the cards for me at this stage of my life but I hope that I will be able to visit these ten literary destinations before I kick the bucket. Oxford, United Kingdom Oxford is a bibliophile’s heaven. It’s home to...

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6 Creative Ways to Organize Your Home Library http://parchmentgirl.com/organize-your-home-library/ http://parchmentgirl.com/organize-your-home-library/#comments Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:00:23 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15035 Thinking about finally bringing order to the chaos of your book collection? Try one of these ways to organize your home library! 1. By Author One of the simplest and most obvious ways to organize your collection is alphabetically by author. If you prefer precision and predictability, this might be the method for you. 2....

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6 Powerful Quotes from ‘Dear Ijeawele’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie http://parchmentgirl.com/dear-ijeawel-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-quotes/ http://parchmentgirl.com/dear-ijeawel-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-quotes/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 12:00:52 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15080 I recently read Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Americanah author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I enjoyed Adichie’s last book, We Should All Be Feminists, a bite-sized thesis based on her 2013 TEDx talk, but I love Dear Ijeawele.  Dear Ijeawele is a letter of response to a friend who wrote Adichie asking her for advice on how to raise her baby...

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Good, the Okay, & the Bad http://parchmentgirl.com/a-series-of-unfortunate-events/ http://parchmentgirl.com/a-series-of-unfortunate-events/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:00:08 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=14882 We need to talk about A Series of Unfortunate Events.  I finally watched season one of the new Netflix adaptation after finishing my epic rewatch binge-a-thon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I have many thoughts. As a longtime fan of the 2004 film adaptation, the darker tone of the series was a bit jarring. I...

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The Folio Society Brings Old World Luxury to the Modern Era http://parchmentgirl.com/folio-society-review/ http://parchmentgirl.com/folio-society-review/#comments Fri, 03 Mar 2017 12:00:45 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15062 The Folio Society was founded in 1947 in a London still recovering from the ravages of World War II. And what better time to begin a new literary enterprise? The Folio Society publishes a wide range of classics–ancient, modern, and everything in between. Every publisher of classic literature has a hook–a unique selling point that...

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The Inkwell: Volume 3, Issue 2 http://parchmentgirl.com/inkwell-volume-3-issue-2/ http://parchmentgirl.com/inkwell-volume-3-issue-2/#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:00:47 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15045 Last month I quipped that I should call this section “Notes from the Resistance” because I haven’t been able to shut up about politics since the election. Since then I’ve actually given serious thought to the idea of creating a new blog series in which I would recommend books on a particular political or social issue...

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