Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com The Place for Readers Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://cdn.parchmentgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-favicon-32x32.jpg Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com 32 32 Book Swag No. 12: Shakespeare Edition http://parchmentgirl.com/book-swag-shakespeare/ http://parchmentgirl.com/book-swag-shakespeare/#comments Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:00:15 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15624 Book Swag is a monthly feature where I recommend five bookish products (often on a theme) I love and think you will love too! April is the anniversary month of Shakespeare’s birth and death. In fact, it is likely that he was born and died on the same day–April 23rd. To celebrate this, the month of Shakespeare,...

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A Review + Giveaway of ‘The Nightingale’ by Kristin Hannah http://parchmentgirl.com/the-nightingale-kristin-hannah/ http://parchmentgirl.com/the-nightingale-kristin-hannah/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:13 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15627 Disclosure: This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martins Press. I received this books for free from SheSpeaks. All opinions are my own! The Nightingale is the story of two sisters caught up in the horror and chaos of the Nazi invasion of France during World War II.  Vianne, the elder by many years, is reserved, anxious,...

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Book Chat: How the Weather Affects My Reading Habits http://parchmentgirl.com/how-the-weather-affects-my-reading-habits/ http://parchmentgirl.com/how-the-weather-affects-my-reading-habits/#comments Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:00:56 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15453 I find it difficult to read in wintertime.  I’ve mentioned before how my reading habits vary greatly depending on the season. Since I started more closely tracking my reading habits a few years ago, I’ve noticed that I commonly read only a handful of books, if that, during a cold month. During January of last...

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Featured Book Blogger: Resh from The Book Satchel http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-resh-susan-the-book-satchel/ http://parchmentgirl.com/featured-book-blogger-resh-susan-the-book-satchel/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:54 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15525 Featured Book Blogger is a monthly interview series highlighting amazing members of the book blogging community. This month’s featured book blogger is Resh Susan from The Book Satchel. Resh has amazing taste in books and her mad photography skills make her blog one of the most visually delightful bookish websites around. In fact, last year I included her...

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10 More Videos of Cute Kids Reciting Poems http://parchmentgirl.com/cute-kids-reciting-poems/ http://parchmentgirl.com/cute-kids-reciting-poems/#comments Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:00:09 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15487 A couple years ago I compiled a playlist of ten videos featuring adorable children from around the world reciting poems. April is National Poetry Month, so I think now is a great time to follow that up with another list of kids reciting/performing poetry. Prepare for cuteness overload. 1. Asha Christensen Recites an Original Slam Poem...

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My Top 10 Favorite ESTP Characters in Books + Film http://parchmentgirl.com/estp/ http://parchmentgirl.com/estp/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:00:34 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15460 Adventurers, thrill-seekers, and rebels, ESTPs are the walking embodiment of the carpe diem philosophy. ESTP individuals are highly sensate and are very in tune with their immediate physical experiences. They enjoy risk-taking more than other types and have a strong need for autonomy and freedom. The nine-to-five was definitely not created with ESTPs in mind....

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Activist Reads: Fossil Fuels, Fracking, + Climate Change http://parchmentgirl.com/climate-change/ http://parchmentgirl.com/climate-change/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:00:35 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15333 In my Inkwell post a couple months ago I mentioned that I was thinking about creating a new blog series for readers who want to explore some of the big issues that are facing our country–and the world–today. In each “Activist Reads” post I will recommend a few books and other resources on a topic....

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‘The Stranger in the Woods’ Is an Illuminating Look at a Hermetic Mind http://parchmentgirl.com/stranger-in-the-woods-michael-finkel/ http://parchmentgirl.com/stranger-in-the-woods-michael-finkel/#comments Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:13 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15474 In 1986, at the age of twenty, Christopher Knight disappeared into the Maine woods without so much as a fare-thee-well to his family. He lived in a cleverly concealed camp less than a three-minute walk from the nearest cabin near Little North Pond. He stole food, books, gear, and other sundry supplies from the surrounding...

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10 Harrowing North Korean Escape Narratives http://parchmentgirl.com/north-korea-escape-books/ http://parchmentgirl.com/north-korea-escape-books/#comments Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:00:14 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15329 For decades, little was known about what happened within the borders of the Hermit Kingdom. Now, in the twenty-first century, we have the accounts of numerous former DPRK citizens who escaped and more insight into the inner workings of North Korea than ever before. These escape narratives explore a wide range of North Korean experiences–from...

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10 More Gorgeous Bookstagrams You Will Love http://parchmentgirl.com/bookstagram/ http://parchmentgirl.com/bookstagram/#comments Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:00:03 +0000 http://parchmentgirl.com/?p=15397 Last year I compiled a list of 24 of my favorite bookish Instagrams. Since then, I have discovered many more gorgeous bookstagram profiles on Instagram. Here are 10 more I think you will LOVE. 1. @mylittlebooktique Haley’s photos are minimalistic, yet colorful. A post shared by Haley (@mylittlebooktique) on Mar 28, 2017 at 9:14pm PDT...

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