This week’s articles include: book recommendations for the characters on The Gilmore Girls, J.K. Rowling’s net worth, 40 new feminist classics, how to make a book advent calendar and more!
My favorite bookish links from the week of November 21 – 25:
40 New Feminist Classics You Should Read
“…now seems as good a time as any to brush up on your feminism—not to mention to continue amplifying the voices of women speaking out about their experiences. There are a huge number of classic feminist texts—I Love Dick, Sister Outsider, The Awakening, This Bridge Called My Back, etc.—but I’m assuming you’ve read all those, so this list is limited to books from the last ten years.
Make a Book Advent Calendar!
“I love that the idea is to sit down in front of the Christmas tree every night and read a book together in anticipation of the upcoming holiday.”
Tunisians Are Being Encouraged To Read by Turning Taxis into Libraries
“‘Attention: This Taxi Contains a Book’ That’s the tagline for a literary initiative launched in October by online book-sharing platform YallaRead (“Come on, Read” in Arabic). In collaboration with E-Taxi, an Uber-style cab-hailing service, YallaRead has put books in a select number of cabs…giving passengers the chance to skim a few pages of Paulo Coelho or Naguib Mahfouz from the comfort of the backseat.”
The Ultimate Gilmore Girls Reading List
“For most of my adult life, whenever anyone asks what my dream job is, I’ve had the same answer: public librarian in Stars Hollow, where Gilmore Girls takes place … [but] until I’m hired full-time at my dream job, here’s a list of books that I’d recommend to the citizens of Stars Hollow if I were behind the reference desk at the SHPL.”
The Chamber of Secrets: J.K. Rowling’s Net Worth
“In 2012, Forbes dropped J. K. Rowling after eight years on its authoritative billionaires list, saying high British taxes and large charitable contributions had eroded her fortune. Forbes may want to rethink that.”
Move Over Freud: Literary Fiction Is the Best Therapy
“…reading is not merely a diversion or distraction from present pain; it is also an enlarging of our universe, our sympathies, wisdom and experience. “