The above linked article talks about new release romance books that were all recommended by romance novelists. I’ve read some. I own some. I have heard of some. It’s a beautiful list.
The above linked article talks about the lack of diversity in romance novels and the uproar that canceling the 2019 awards caused.
I am interested to know how this turns out. I hope that the diversity consultant they hire can help. Until today, I didn’t know there was such a thing as a diversity consultant, although it makes sense to me. You learn something new every day.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read this for bookclub. I don’t think I would have picked it up otherwise. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it! I knew very little about the author before reading it.
I think that I may have enjoyed it more if I had read the author’s work, and had a little more knowledge of San Francisco history. The book covered a lot of topics that I should have known more about, since I grew up in the city. Most of the events happened when I was a child, though. It gave me more to think about. I will be researching more of the history because of this book.
I also look forward to reading the author’s other books. They’ve been on my TBR list for a while. This book might be the motivation that I needed to get started on them.
I saw this quote, and I looked it up to see which book it came from. It turns out that the quote has been credited to multiple people. This article attempts to solve the mystery Who’s quote is it?
While it still isn’t clear who wrote it, it’s a beautiful thought. Thank you whoever said it.
In honor of St. Patrick’s day, I am linking to this author’s blog, showing the top Irish authors, according to its author. Top Irish authors.
I haven’t read most of them, but it seems like a good list. Happy St. Patrick’s day!
On May 4 & 5, there is a book festival going on near me. I bought my tickets already. I am so excited. I went with my cousin a couple of years ago and loved it. I will be looking over the schedule soon, to see which authors I would like to hear speak. I was lucky enough to find some authors whose books I had read in the past. I hope to be star struck again this year.
I bought my ticket to this event! “Tickets are the price of the book.” Well, not quite, but I figure the extra cost will cover the event, too. It sounds like a good talk. I can’t wait to read the book.
BINDERY: Amber Tamblyn / Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution
The Bindery hosts a special evening with Amber Tamblyn, to celebrate her new book of essays Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. We had a packed house for Amber when she came through town for Any Man, so if you want to make sure you get a seat we strongly recommend you purchase advance tickets. Join us!
Please note: This is a ticketed event, with the price of admission equal to the cost of Era of Ignition, which is included with each ticket. Advance tickets can be purchased here. If available, tickets will be for sale at the door.
In her late twenties, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she’d forged as a child in order to become the writer and director she dreamed of being as an adult. After a particularly low period fueled by rejection and disillusionment, she grabbed hold of her own destiny and entered into what she calls an Era of Ignition — namely, the time of self-reflection that follows in the wake of personal upheaval and leads to a call to action and positive change. In the process of undergoing this metaphysical metamorphosis, she realized that our country was going through an Era of Ignition of its own. She writes: “No longer stuck in a past we can’t outrun and a future we must outgrow, we are a nation that is actively confronting our values and agitating for change. We are in an age when activism becomes direct action, when disagreement becomes dissention, when dissatisfaction becomes protest, when accusations become accountability, and when revolts become revolutions.”
Through her fierce op-eds and tireless work as one of the founders of the Time’s Up organization, Amber has emerged as a bold, outspoken, and respected advocate for women’s rights. In Era of Ignition, she addresses gender inequality and the judgment paradigm, misogyny and discrimination, trauma and the veiled complexities of consent, white feminism and pay parity, reproductive rights and sexual assault — all told through the very personal lens of her own experiences, as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. At once an intimate meditation and public reckoning, Era of Ignition is a galvanizing feminist manifesto that is required reading for everyone attempting to understand the world we live in and help change it for the better.
Amber Tamblyn is an author, actor, and director. She’s been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, including House M.D. and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Most recently, she wrote and directed the feature film Paint It Black. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed bestseller Dark Sparkler, and a novel, Any Man, as well as a contributing writer for the New York Times. She lives in New York.
– This event will be at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.
– This is an all-ages event, with mature themes. The bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm..
– Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. 1 ticket = 1 book, no exceptions. The book must be purchased from Booksmith. If you already have a copy of Era of Ignition, remember that books make great gifts! If you have any questions or concerns about this, please write events AT booksmith DOT com.
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