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Emer (A Little Haze) Emer (A Little Haze) said: " 2020 A Bookish Diary
A review that I'll update approx every month with memorable reads, unmemorable reads and rating averages.

1st Jan
Okay 2020, let's see what you've got in store...

1st Feb
14 books read in January (well 13 and an eShort) and a bunch of
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl.
'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything.
Ever.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Deirdre Sullivan
“You do not ask her if she even wants him. That is not at all what it's about. It's not about being sensible, or strong. It's not about being kind. It's not about the soft touch and the kind heart. Beauty and a womb. That's all you are. That's all an adder needs.”
Deirdre Sullivan, Tangleweed and Brine

Deirdre Sullivan
“You grew up soft. Your tender heart would nurse a frightened field mouse rescued from a trap. Would make a splint. You'd try to help but always it would die. You gave them names. You were a friendless child, a barrel-chested, sturdy little thing who played alone.
You grew up soft, but still you learned to hide it. Piece by piece. The world's not built for soft and sturdy things. It likes its soft things small and white, defenceless. Princesses in castles. Maidens waiting for the perfect sword. You grew up soft, and piece by wounded piece you built a carapace around your body. Humans are peculiar little things.”
Deirdre Sullivan, Tangleweed and Brine

Deirdre Sullivan
“You thought if you were good. If you gave up the things that made you different. The world you know. That it would be enough. But sacrifice is often so invisible. People do not look for it in others. They know their own. They list them out like titles at a ball. I've done for you. I've done for you. I've done. And it is always your turn now. To hurt, to long. To be a broken thing. A thing that differs. Before, you always thought you were a person.”
Deirdre Sullivan, Tangleweed and Brine

Hillary Rodham Clinton
“It is hard to be a woman. You must think like a man, Act like a lady, Look like a young girl, And work like a horse. —A sign that hangs in my house”
Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened

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