This is wonderful. Wish someone had made a book of Cherokee phrases for me when I was younger. What a lucky kid. :)
I am a shitty artist, this is just a little book I made for my daughters is all, but I figured I’d share it here so we could just, you know, celebrate our existence for a bit instead.
Just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseni. It is one of the most beautifully written and enjoyable, yet, devastatingly heartbreaking books I’ve ever read. I thought that The Kite Runner, which is also by him, had impacted me, but this book has effected me much more. I’m too in shock to post or do anything at the moment. All I can say is that I’ve been changed for the better.
Just finished reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
at first, I was reluctant to read this book since there’s a cult following associated with it that’s all over tumblr. I’ve often been described as shy by others, so I wanted to see how this book would relate to me and I often compared myself to Charlie. In the beginning, he didn’t seem like the conventional definition of a wallflower since he had odd thoughts and reactions, and I thought there could be something else to it as if he had autism. The end put the whole book into perspective for me, and I feel it’s a book that reminds one of important things in life that we forget while we live through chaos that is it. It was decent but I wouldn’t read it again.
-The Kite Runner (via islamic-dawaah)
I love this book so much!
Only all the time! I read articles (usually about archaeology news, human rights issues, sociology, general news) that people post to tumblr daily and books. I’m currently in the middle of reading House of Sand and Fog.
One of my favorite books is The Time Traveler’s Wife. I just love the amount of detail, changing perspective and how dimensional the characters are. The downtime that the characters experience is such a believable portrayal of someone’s everyday life. I read it a while before the movie came out (there’s so much more of a back-story in the book that makes the ending all the more special) , when I was still in 9th grade. It was one of those books that changes your perspective on life, especially if you’re younger.
Another favorite of mine is The Book of Lost Things. author John Connolly does a damn good job of spinning a colorful tale. The plot is essentially Labyrinth sans David Bowie, but a lot darker. I got it for like three dollars at a book warehouse, and it was just one of those coming of age books that I read as an angsty teenager that really made a difference.
Lastly, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. When I first read this, I was totally oblivious to who Native Americans were as a people today, and just uncovering my Native ancestry. Wanting to honor my ancestors by informing people of their stories, I did a bunch of research projects on Native Americans, and used this book as a primary source. It’s such an eye opener that everyone needs to read. Truly I can say that this gives insight to everyone, as no one can fathom what events occurred upon Native American people after the beginning of colonialism just because of what society has fed us. It gave me insight not only into Native American history, but to common struggles of people of color. It’s what sparked my interest in anthropology and sociology.