Celebrating Women’s History Month (America) #WomensHistory #Women #WomensHistoryMonth

I may be Canadian, but any excuse to celebrate amazing women is a good excuse!

I thought that I would spend this month celebrating some authors who really pushed the boundaries, and paved the way for us all. And, I’ll also be celebrating women who are still trying to do that!

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It need hardly be stated here – these are the random thoughts of a busy woman, and of a woman who is happy because she works. Woman in industry is no new phenomenon in the world. Women have been in industry since time began, since Adam delved and Eve span. Only in modern days industry has gone out of the home; and woman has followed it out. Industrious women have been in industry from creation. It is no new problem. It is an old problem projected out into the complexities of a fearfully complicated modern world.

Nor are these thoughts a series of fairy stories, of theories as to how things ought to be. They are narratives of fact, as to how things are, disguised so slightly as not to dis guise in the least, the thread of absolute truth. For disguises there are. Each chapter is a record of a segment from a life. These records could not have been given except on condition that the persons should remain anonymous.

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consuelo

A novel of musical life set in the 18th century. The story of Consuelo, a Gypsy singer, and her adventures in Venice, Austria and Bohemia, narrated by the most eminent of French female writers. Sand was a prolific (nearly 60 novels) writer who shocked Paris with her own sexual escapades, but in her writing dealt with the serious issues of her time and was identified with the Romantic literary movement. Sand’s strong, independent women characters would win her both the adoration of many other writers (mostly women) and the wrath of many reviewers (mostly men). She and her characters are enthusiastic, outspoken, sententious, with a bold manifesto of women’s independence and a legitimate claim to emotional and sexual fulfillment. She was unique in her approach as a woman who refused to trivialize her craft because of her gender. Sand became known more for her eccentric lifestyle and love affairs with famous contemporaries, such as Alfred de Musset and Frederic Chopin, than her career as a writer.

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sandition

Sanditon—an eleven-chapter fragment left at Jane Austen’s death completed by an Austen devotee and novelist— is a charming addition to Austen’s novels on England’s privileged classes and the deception, snobbery, and unexpected romances that occur in their world. When Charlotte Heywood accepts an invitation to visit the newly fashionable seaside resort of Sanditon, she is introduced to a full range of polite society, from reigning local dowager Lady Denham to her impoverished ward Clara, and from the handsome, feckless Sidney Parker to his amusing, if hypochondriac, sisters. A heroine whose clear-sighted commens sense is often at war with romance, Charlotte cannot help observing around her both folly and passion in many guises. But can the levelheaded Charlotte herself resist the desires of the heart?

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fear of flying

After five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay together or get divorced? Accompanying her husband to an analysts’ conference in Vienna, she ditches him and strikes out on her own, crisscrossing Europe in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited passion. But, as she comes to learn, liberation and happiness are not necessarily the same thing.

A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit.

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finding your voice

A powerful self-help book for individuals who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse

This book contains personal stories, inspirational quotes, easy-to-follow exercises, and simple explanations of the healing process with a compassionate, supportive voice. The author lets survivors know they are not alone, and they each individually possess the ability to heal. Finding Your Voice is designed to take each survivor from denial through the process of healing, from releasing their past and navigating personal suffering, so they can discover more joy and happiness.

This book discusses:

How to identify abuse: what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like;The importance of the Big 3 (unconditional acceptance, love, and self-respect);How understanding your past is the key to your future;The value of discovering yourself in order to nourish your dreams and desire;How to ultimately find more joy and happiness in your life; and Steps to cultivating healthier relationships.

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Any of suggestions for books written by groundbreaking women?

What is everyone else reading this month?

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  1. Exciting titles! I sure am looking forward to your reviews, particularly the ones on the Sand and Austen novels. I remember watching a Chopin movie and really hating George Sand, but I look forward to changing my mind.

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    1. Really?! I saw a movie about their relationship (Impromptu) and I LOVED IT!! It was also a really long time ago and had Hugh Grant in it… I’d probably hate it now. Lmao!! But, George Sand was my idol when I was young. She paved the way for women’s rights in so many ways. She loved to wear pants, shoot, smoke cigars, and she was a bit of a slut! 😜🤣 She was definitely her own person in a time when women weren’t even people! 😉

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      1. Haha, maybe I was just too much of a Chopin fan when I saw the movie as a kid. The one I watched was much earlier than Impromptu, I believe.

        I have yet to read a George Sand work, and I know I really should!

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