Bookish


(Image from Bustle)

This post should have come out on March 8, International Women’s Day, but as happens these days in my life, time seems to have a way of slipping by so fast, that before I know it, March is almost ending!

Anyway, I loved this post from Bustle: 11 Bookish Heroines in Literature Who Are Every Book-Lover’s Personal Heroes. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I don’t know though; yes, they are bookish heroines, but not all are my personal heroines, tbh. As a once bookish girl (now grown adult… well, sometimes, ha!) myself, I personally am glad that bookish girls are given their due in literature and pop culture. Now, young girls won’t feel so odd and out of place when they want to spend their recess reading or their weekend with a nose buried in a book, unlike when I was growing up, when I felt like an oddball for wanting to just get lost in a story. Though of course, I do realise that there has to be a balance. Engaging in the real world and also loving reading should not be an either-or, to me. But yeah, hooray for the bookish girls! πŸ™‚

[For more book inspired stuff, head on to my Tumblr, which I have designated my book blog, as opposed to here, which is a catch-all of everything else.]

Deep think of the week: Ask yourself one simple question

A simple question reveals complicated truths. The answers, thoughts and revelations that bubble up to the surface will make you learn things about yourself.

Watch this video and go ahead, ask yourself the simple question. The visit http://www.fiftypeopleonequestion.com and post your response.

Take a seat — make a friend

I think we forget how to be open to people and make friends spontaneously back when we were four or five and the best place in the world is to dive bomb into a ball pit and make friends with whoever was in there playing with us.

Watch what happens when Soul Pancake recreates that experience with strangers sitting in a ball pit and talking about life’s big questions.

Big lesson for the day: We need to be open to people and just give each other a chance. Happy Monday! πŸ™‚

[got this from Anton. Visit his site here.]