CLOSED / US ONLY - Feminism / Girl Power Bookbox
I have a lot of Female Empowerment books that could possibly use a new home, so I started up a book box to see if anyone was interested.
Do you have any books that empower females or and /or have a strong female lead that are taking up space on your shelf? Now more than ever, I feel as if we need this. I'm aiming for about 10-15 books.
If you would like to join, please leave a reply here or PM me.
1. Books must empower females and/or have a strong female lead (anything goes. Use your imagination. If necessary, include a note in your journal entry about how and/ or why females are empowered).
2. Keep the box moving (two weeks or less to send out, ideally)
3. Have fun! (I know, that’s cheesy)
Here is the order (May change, based on location):
2. AlterEgoZoe - PA
3. Kkarlene -MT
4. Spatial - VA
5. mrsjones - OH
6. emmejo - NY
7. ravencat- NY
8. RandomScrabble- NJ <<<Skipped, can't be messaged
9. lemondrop622 - CO
......... and then back to me, Chicvolley99 <<<Box is here!
1. Post on this forum when the books arrive and when you send it out (with a tracking number, if possible).
2. Take whichever books you would like, and replace them with others. The number of books doesn’t have to be the same, as long as the box is kept full.
3. Journal all of the books that you take and all of the books that you add to the box. (If you would like, you can also journal the books that you don’t take. This is not required, but I like to do so.)
4. PM the next person on the list for their mailing address, and send the box on its way (two weeks or less is ideal).
Thanks everyone for your help!
If we can keep this bookbox moving and get it all the way back home in two months then hopefully you can re-release some of your new finds in the 'Empowering Women' Release Challenge I'm hosting in March. ;-)
I think I might need to read all weekend long....
p.s. I have two different shipping addresses, but I'll choose to have this shipped to Kansas as it is easier for me to journal books from my office.
I took out 4 novels:
Beverly Hills Adjacent by Jennifer Steinhauer and Jessica Hendra https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15341579
Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13891905
The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15171124
Him Her Him Again the End of Him by Patricia Mark https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15179326
and 5 non-fiction titles:
The Blind Side by Michael Lewis (I've seen the movie a couple times, but read the first chapter of the book as was intrigued enough to read this story that I'm already familiar with.) https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15177499
It's Your World by Chelsea Clinton - a book targeted at kids and ways they can change the world. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15341569
Spoken From the Heart by Laura Bush https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15307154
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15329272
My Point...and I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9958581
I've replaced with 4 novels and 4 nonfiction books:
The Awakening by Kate Chopin - classic feminist novel written in 1899 and still making an impact. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15368870/
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs - Temperance Brennan is a feminist if I saw one. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7719776
Enlightenment by Renu Ursal - 1st book in a series that will be released in March. Young Adult Paranormal Romance with Filipino characters. Dorothy has some sort of paranormal abilities and an ancient destiny to fulfill. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15366739
Love in the Time of Global Warming - YA book with female protagonist who goes on a journey like Odysseus. How well you remember The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens from reading Homer's The Odyssey in high school may affect how well you enjoy this read. Strong female lead and LGBTQ characters. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15366720
Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan by Shannon Galpin https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15368814
This May Sound Crazy by Abigail Breslin - relationship advice in this young adult memoir https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15313837
Leap: Leaving a Job with No Plan B to Find the Career and Life You Really Want by Tess Vigeland https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15314781
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15368862
-Love in the Time of Global Warming
-Hope A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
-Mountain to Mountain
-The Original Girl's Handbook
Putting in (Plus one to fill the box a little more):
-The Whale Rider
-Leaving Deep Water: Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures
-I, Rigoberta Menchu
-The Japanese Woman: Traditional Image and Changing Reality
-White Heat--About a female Inuit detective that is proving herself to her community.
Kkarlene has pm'd me her address, will mail to her asap.
I shipped the box on Monday but haven't had a chance to get on and update you all!
I took out:
I had two copies of Leap, and I just started reading my other copy this week. I'm about 50 pages in and I really like it so far. Her writing voice makes me feel like I'm listening to public radio - in a good way. lol. It's like I can hear a host from NPR when I'm reading the text. It's very conversational with a story-telling vibe.
I’ve PMed mrsjones and will send it on it’s way soon with a new box.
Tracking # 9549010295769087228753
Bridget Jones’s Diary
The Whale Rider
My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman’s Story
A Tyranny of Petticoats
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
:) Coincidences! There were 2 books in the box that started with 'I, [insert name]'. There was 'I, Tina' and 'I, Rigoberta Menchu'. I thought about adding 'I, Etcetera' by Susan Sontag https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15035829/ but it was written as a stream of consciousness and there are not too many people out there that would like a book like that. So, will find it another home. AND I sent another box out today that included 'I, Robot: The Illustrated Screenplay' https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14846324/ . It's fun to find patterns like that so I took out 'I, Tina' plus... it's TINA!
Leaving Deep Water
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
I added in some extras, since the only bigger box Target had was a MUCH bigger box. I actually put the smaller box inside, so if the next couple people in line take some extra books and swap them for smaller books, they may be able to squash the books back into the smaller box.
The Education of Will: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15456344
Lesbian Nuns: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14796405
Saga, vol. 7: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15403702
The Portrait of a Lady: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15456334
Bikes Not Rockets: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420620
The Deed of Paksenarrion: https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15459473
plus an unregistered single issue of Monstress, which is free for the taking.
I'm hoping to ship Wednesday, and will update with a tracking number once the box is in the mail.
EDIT: Finally got the box in the mail! Sorry for the delay! Tracking number is 9549 0112 4258 9115 3574 61
Book box arrived and will get through it in the next few days and PM next in line.
Next in line is RandomScrabble and unfortunately there is no where on profile to message for address and posted in forum ISO with no response so I am message LemonDrop622 for address as I need to get this box out ASAP as I am leaving for vacation this week.
I have chosen:
Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
She-Wolves by Helen Castor
The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
China Dolls by Lisa See
City of Women by David R. Gillham
I also added an unregistered Wit and Wisdom of Women book for the taking as I thought it says it all about this bookring especially page 77 which quotes Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis... "I am woman above everything else".