quillflight

quillflight  asked:

Hi! Obviously feel free not to answer this, and obviously I know you’re not a religious authority. I was just wondering, does your family keep kosher, and if not, how do you work around that? Thanks!

(sorry this is so late!)

My family will not have pork or shellfish knowingly within the house. Other than that they do not keep kosher.

The only thing I’ve been able to do is to kosher one oven and make sure only I use that, and only for dairy or parev things, but nothing else is kosher (and I’m not up on the technicalities, but since the trays that go into this oven are treif, wouldn’t that make the oven treif?). It’s very non-ideal.

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you tagged them.

Tagged by the-center-will-hold :)

1.Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

2. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

6. House of Hades by Rick Riordan

7.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

8. Divergent by Veronica Roth

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

10.  Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

I tag:

thebooker

we-are-but-dust-and-shadows

marylovesbooks

talkingbookworm

quillflight

quillflight  asked:

question, if you don't mind, about your objection to Nephilim/etc. in fanfiction. I've never felt entirely comfortable with it as I can see how it's appropriative, but at the same time, isn't appropriation in literature commonplace and kind of hard to call out? Like, is it wrong to use Christian angels in literature? Is that appropriative? Where is the line drawn?

Just because lots of people do it, doesn’t mean it isn’t appropriation. Personally, I’m very slightly more okay with Xian angels than with dejudaised Jewish ones, but like I as an observant Jewish reader would really rather authors didn’t use my angels (in fiction without at least Jewish roots), thanks.