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Really excited to be posting this! Been working on these little illustrations of some of the most influential female writers over the past few days, and this is the result! I hope you like them, hopefully I’ll be able to post something (arguably) even more exciting soon to do with them, and how they play a role in decorating my new uni room!

Feel free to print these off if you like, cut and stick them wherever, I do not mind at all, they are my gift to you. x

March TBR ‘16

Since I will have all my uni stuff done after March 11th before one last final on April 6th, I will have a lot of time to read. 
My TBR contains: 

> Jane Austen - pride and prejudices
> Rick Riordan - the last olympian 
> Sarah J. Maas - heir of fire
> Ruta Sepetys - salt to the see 
> Rick Riordan - the lost hero
> Patrick Ness - the rest of us just live here 

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#ReadWomen Book Recs

Okay so I heard about @ladybookmad‘s #readwomen this December and thought I’d offer some of my own favourite books written by women. Not in any particuar order

  1. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
  2. The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  3. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
  4. The Mortal Instruments (series), by Cassandra Clare
  5. The Infernal Devices (series), by Cassandra Clare
  6. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
  7. The Hunger Games (series), by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Art of Being Normal, by Lisa Williamson
  9. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
  10. The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
  11. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell
  12. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  13. A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J Maas
  14. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
  15. Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf

Books I plan on reading sometime soon, though not necessarily all next month

  1. The Lunar Chronicles (series), by Marissa Meyer
  2. The Raven Cycle (series), by Maggie Stiefvater
  3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone (series), by Laini Taylor
  4. Magisterium, by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
  5. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
  6. Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  7. The Vampire Chronicles (series), by Anne Rice
  8. Sookie Stackhouse (series), by Charlaine Harris
  9. Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
  10. Throne of Glass, by Sarah J Maas

Who run the world? Girls!

 I’m on a bit of a female empowerment bender at the moment having watched ‘Suffragette’ (I know it’s not perfect particularly in racial terms but I still found it incredibly moving and powerful) and having attended a charity night fund-raising to keep girls in developing countries in high school- we saw all 12 girls being sponsored and while they are AMAZING young women I still felt so angry that they had to pay so much for education that they couldn’t actually attend school without sponsorship- education should be free to 16 regardless of race, gender or background. Anyway… here are some wonderful female writers- many of whom have influenced and changed my thinking! I loved drawing authors because it made me realise how little similarity there is between these women and yet they were all united in expressing themselves on paper :) I’m going to try and draw some more women soon- maybe political activists or athletes…

I know this is only a very small selection of female writers- who would be on your list and why?

Writers I Associate With The Signs (Requested)

ARIES || Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Truman Capote, Haruki Murakami, Alexandre Dumas, Harper Lee, Herman Melville

TAURUS || Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Jack Kerouac, Walter Whitman, Ralph Ellison, Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Brontë

GEMINI || F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Sydney Porter (O. Henry), Vladimir Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Lewis Carroll, Albert Camus, Harper Lee

CANCER || John Green, Rick Riordan, Robert Frost, Virginia Wolfe, Charles Dickens, J. K. Rowling, C. S . Lewis, Ralph Ellison, Joseph Heller

LEO || William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, Walter Whitman, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde

VIRGO || Emily Dickens, Virginia Wolfe, George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, Walter Whitman, Alexandre Dumas, Ralph Ellison, Anton Chekhov

LIBRA || John Green, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, J. K. Rowling, Haruki Murakami, Oscar Wilde, Charlotte Brontë, Joseph Heller

SCORPIO || Franz Kafka, Edgar Allen Poe, Sylvia Plath, Marcus Sedgwick, Albert Camus, Truman Capote, Anton Chekhov, Aldous Huxley

SAGITTARIUS || Chuck Palahniuk, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Lewis Carroll, Albert Camus, Harper Lee, Joseph Conrad

CAPRICORN || Sylvia Plath, Marcus Sedgwick, Friedrich Nietzsche, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Truman Capote, Anton Chekhov

AQUARIUS || Markus Zusak, Virginia Wolfe, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, C. S. Lewis, Alexandre Dumas, Herman Melville

PISCES || F. Scott Fitzgerald, J. R. R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis, Haruki Murakami, Joseph Conrad, Charlotte Brontë, Joseph Heller

10 Characters Tag

I was tagged by @bookish-insanity, thank you very much! :D

RULES : Tell me your favorite characters from 10 fictional works (Shows, Movies, Novels, ect.) & tag 10 people, whoever you want.

1. Lisbeth Salander from Millennium Trilogy by S. Larsson;
2. Aria Montgomery/ Spencer Hastings from Pretty Little Liars;
3. Jane Eyre from “Jane Eyre” by C. Bronte;
4. Elizabeth Bennet from “Pride and Prejudice” by J. Austen;
5. Ron Weasley/ Hermione Granger/ Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter Saga by J.K. Rowling;
6. Sherlock Holmes by A. C. Doyle;
7. Liesel Meminger from “The Book Thief” by M. Zusak;
8. Ben Stirling from “Paper Towns” by J. Green;
9. Paloma from “L'Élégance du hérisson” by Muriel Barbery 
10. Dustin from Stranger Things.

I tag: @britophile, @virvelflickaa, @basement-bookcase, @intoxicatingstories, @mademoiselle-reads, @henrysbookshelf, @polarbibliophile, @kasey-rose-reads, @charlie-andbooks, @un-topo-in-biblioteca

Enjoy!

All the love,

J.

gentlesleaze  asked:

J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, and Hans Christian Anderson

I just answered the other two but this one is my favvvv.

Hans Christian Anderson: What is your favorite fairytale?

I think if we’re talking modern fairytale my favorite is Stardust. I’ve read that book a million times and seen the movie about as much. I just love it a lot.

Classical fairytale would probably be Beauty and the Beast not just the Disney version but the original de Beaumont and Villeneuve versions as well. Belle was always the Disney princess I identified with the most when I was a child and was what got me interested in reading more of them. I’ve read a ton since and it’s my preferred type of literature. Surprisingly, I still haven’t seen the new one though, I just haven’t watched anything recently.

I think this is unsurprising though given LoAL’s similarities to the archetype lol. I’ve actually written versions for almost every fandom I’ve written for too. I dunno I just love it, it’s a story about a dark character caring for someone besides themselves, giving that person everything they can.

Like how could you not love such a thing?