I consider myself a feminist. I can’t stand the Blurred Lines lyrics and music video, and I hate that women get paid less than their male counterparts. I have a couple of positive role models whom are women/girls including Malala Yousafzai (I think she is incredibly brilliant and brave); Jennifer Lawrence (she is very real); and Taylor Swift (I love that she writes songs about her exes).
I also have several ‘fictional’ role models. I don’t consider them as only existing in books because they are my BFFLs in my head.
Here is a list of whom I consider the greatest literary heroines...
*Caution: may contain spoilers*
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
It's unsurprising that Lizzy is on my list. She is gutsy and brave.
I have decided you are all winners and the prize is my love. It is priceless, so I don't want to see it on ebay, okay?!
While you are all winners, I sadly only have two prizes to give away for the August competition.
The question was:
This movie has nearly taken as long as his next book.
(not quite, of course, because we still don't have a new Markus Zusak book. *cry* When book gods? When?)
This movie looks really really really good. I think it's going to be one of those 'they got it right adaptions'.
One minor quibble I have with the trailer is with the voice over about half way through the trailer. It felt a little too 'lifetime movie' for my tastes.
It's spring time! The birds are chirping, the dogs are dancing, and You're the Voice is singing a big welcome to Diem! She is 16, studies at the Academy of Mary Immaculate in Victoria, and will be sharing her bookish fervour with us this month...
Hello there! I’m Diem. Yes. I am no longer that commenter! You now have the pleasure of reading my opinions in more than 50 words! What joy for you! If you were to listen to my iPod right now Alex Turner’s voice would be crooning. I am currently impatiently waiting for Emma Approved, the modern web series adaption of Jane Austen’s Emma and the last season (ever!) of How I Met Your Mother. And I am a year 10 student, so I am currently inundated with the topics of subjects for VCE, and wise career choices!
'Heathcliff.' That was the reason my Her Story* teacher gave when she told the class to read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Well, she actually said that it was a beautiful story but then she said Heathcliff in such a way that meant 'He is such a dreamboat and is really the main reason I love this book'.
I read Wuthering Heights and by the end of it, I totally knew what she meant by Heathcliff. Because oh dear Lord Heathcliff, why must you be so rugged and good looking? Why must you be such a sweet little boy and then grow up to this vindictive, cruel man? Why must you utter those beautiful words to Catherine? ('Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!') Heathcliff. HEATHCLIFF. HEATHCLIFF!
I feel like it's been a Massive (the capital M is extremely necessary) week in the world.
Melbourne Writers Festival Schools' Program has been on this week. Authors such as Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings, Cassandra Golds (this month's Writer In Residence!), and Inky shortlisted authors Simmone Howell and Melissa Keil - just to name a few - have been part of the festivities.
Mortal Instruments opened in the cinemas! The movie EVERYONE has been talking about FOREVER.
Ben Affleck was announced as the next Batman, which shocked everyone. Who saw this coming?
It’s my last blog post! Oh noes D:
Well, it’s been such an enjoyable experience: thinking of what to blog about, reading books, typing my thoughts, reading more books. To wind up my days in the You’re the Voice blogosphere, I’ll be finishing with my thoughts on a very debated topic: books being turned into movies. A good movie can make a good book great. A mediocre movie version of a good book however, can leave us with a bad taste in the mouth. This is what I will discuss for my last post.