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Book Traveling Thursdays // 5.25.17

Hi, all! This meme, Book Traveling Thursdays, was created by Catia (@The Girl Who Read Too Much) and Danielle (@Danielle’s Book Blog). This week’s challenge is: “Freebie week. 270 more words


Final Thoughts: Persepolis, Reading Lolita in Tehran, and 1979 Revolution

This month, we’ve been digging into the Iranian revolution of 1979 with our pairing of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, and “1979 Revolution: Black Friday” from iNK Studios and directed by Navid Khonsari. 685 more words


Walking with: William Blake, South London- Part One

Part One: Peckham to Forest Hill

Duration: one hour (at my speed and just walking)! With all these metropolitan walks, my aim will be (as much as possible) to avoid main roads and to follow parks and other green spaces.   638 more words

William Blake

The AntiFa and Me

Ages ago when I set off to college, my political views were fairly moderate and conventional, if passionately argued. (For that matter, I still consider myself a “moderate,” if an unconventional one.) At some point I read… 1,273 more words

Political Critiques

A wee trip to London

Hey! Today I’m finally in London after a long overnight train ride from Edinburgh. I’m visiting London this week with my friend Ivy. We’ll be here until Thursday afternoon. 827 more words


The name alone is hugely evocative, from the era of four Greats – Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, and Alexander (who burnt it to the ground). Persepolis was one of the great wonders of the world, an epic collection of palaces only occupied during spring (represented by the lion eating the bull, representing spring devouring winter). 141 more words



Marjane Satrapi
3 Stars

This is a humorous but haunting memoir of a Marjane Satrapi’s life growing up in Iran during the Islāmic Revolution. 284 more words