Ces Petites Choses

Things that inspire me, interest me, and generally catch my eye.

Happy October! 

Yay books!

In no particular order, here are ten fiction books that have stayed with me over the years or influenced my life in some way. It wasn’t until I finished the list that I noticed that they are all by female authors. Girl power! 

Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine

Sister, Outsider - Audre Lorde

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

A Very Long Letter - Mariama Ba

Jazz - Toni Morrison

Chasing Redbird - Sharon Creech

Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver

You’ll pry my Oxford comma from my cold, dead, and lifeless hands.

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"And sometimes in class I might pause the intellectual-sounding flow to ask, ‘Yo! Why dese books neva be about my peoples?’ Yes, I have decided to treat all three of my languages as equals because I’m ‘articulate.’"

Jamila Lyiscott responds to the pseudo-compliment that she is “articulate” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English” from a recent TEDSalon in New York City.

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Audrey Hepburn clowns around with Fred Astaire during the filming of Funny Face

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Audrey Hepburn clowns around with Fred Astaire during the filming of Funny Face

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garabating: David Malan

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