The Twig

housingworksbookstore:

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

housingworksbookstore:

16 Little Books To Read On Long Journeys at BuzzFeed Books, which has been killing it lately.

lol at any book list that can’t even manage to be composed of at least 1/3 women writers
3 out of 16?

EXCELLENT POINT, dang, yes. EVERYONE: Which little books by ladies would you recommend for a long journey? And then we’ll make our own little amendment to this list.

(I’M OPEN, I’M OPEN!)
A few small books, some of which evoke travel and some of which I just felt like flailing about and all of which are suitable to tote along on trains and planes: 
The Daylight Gate, by Jeanette Winterson
Pages: 240
“This dark story with its fantastical trappings of magic and mysticism, its strong women and wild, Lancastrian setting is Winterson’s natural habitat and she maps it with relish.”—New Statesman
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente
Pages: 288
“Once upon a time, a girl named September grew very tired indeed of her parents’ house, where she washed the same pink-and-yellow teacups and matching gravy boats every day, slept on the same embroidered pillow, and played with the same small and amiable dog. Because she had been born in May, and because she had a mole on her left check, and because her feet were very large and ungainly, the Green Wind took pity on her and flew to her window one evening just after her twelfth birthday.” 
Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse
Pages: 227
An absorbing Newbery-winning story of the Great Depression told in free-verse poetry. 
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi 
Pages: 160
“You’ve never seen anything like Persepolis—the intimacy of a memoir, the irresistability of a comic book, and the political depth of the conflict between fundamentalism and democracy. Marjane Satrapi may have given us a new genre.” –Gloria Steinem 
Saffron and Brimstone, by Elizabeth Hand
Pages: 240
Are short stories cheating? I don’t care. Haunting and eclectic and sometimes quite strange indeed.
I’ll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay? Tales of Driving and Being Driven, by Naomi Shihab Nye
Pages: 256
“A very old woman I’d never seen before was sitting in the backseat of my car when I came out of the pharmacy. I had only been away from the vehicle a few moments, but had forgotten to lock it. I opened the door and stared at her. ‘May I help you?’ I said.” 
Three Blind Mice, by Agatha Christie
The story/novella which would formed the basis for the mousetrap. Blizzards and murder!  


Okay, who’s next? 

housingworksbookstore:

clarawebbwillcutoffyourhead:

housingworksbookstore:

16 Little Books To Read On Long Journeys at BuzzFeed Books, which has been killing it lately.

lol at any book list that can’t even manage to be composed of at least 1/3 women writers

3 out of 16?

EXCELLENT POINT, dang, yes. EVERYONE: Which little books by ladies would you recommend for a long journey? And then we’ll make our own little amendment to this list.

(I’M OPEN, I’M OPEN!)

A few small books, some of which evoke travel and some of which I just felt like flailing about and all of which are suitable to tote along on trains and planes: 

The Daylight Gate, by Jeanette Winterson

Pages: 240

This dark story with its fantastical trappings of magic and mysticism, its strong women and wild, Lancastrian setting is Winterson’s natural habitat and she maps it with relish.”—New Statesman

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne M. Valente

Pages: 288

“Once upon a time, a girl named September grew very tired indeed of her parents’ house, where she washed the same pink-and-yellow teacups and matching gravy boats every day, slept on the same embroidered pillow, and played with the same small and amiable dog. Because she had been born in May, and because she had a mole on her left check, and because her feet were very large and ungainly, the Green Wind took pity on her and flew to her window one evening just after her twelfth birthday.”

Out of the Dust, by Karen Hesse

Pages: 227

An absorbing Newbery-winning story of the Great Depression told in free-verse poetry.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi 

Pages: 160

You’ve never seen anything like Persepolis—the intimacy of a memoir, the irresistability of a comic book, and the political depth of the conflict between fundamentalism and democracy. Marjane Satrapi may have given us a new genre.” –Gloria Steinem

Saffron and Brimstone, by Elizabeth Hand

Pages: 240

Are short stories cheating? I don’t care. Haunting and eclectic and sometimes quite strange indeed.

I’ll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay? Tales of Driving and Being Driven, by Naomi Shihab Nye

Pages: 256

“A very old woman I’d never seen before was sitting in the backseat of my car when I came out of the pharmacy. I had only been away from the vehicle a few moments, but had forgotten to lock it. I opened the door and stared at her. ‘May I help you?’ I said.”

Three Blind Mice, by Agatha Christie

The story/novella which would formed the basis for the mousetrap. Blizzards and murder!  

Okay, who’s next? 

The Daylight Gate Jeanette Winterson Persepolis Marjane Satrapi Saffron and Brimstone Elizabeth Hand I'll Ask You Three Times Are You Okay Naomi Shihab Nye Three Bline Mice Agatha Christie Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
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