Hello, I'm Staci and I'm a bibliophile and a nerdfighter. I love books and I breathe stories. I'm working on one day being a world-famous book critic, but in the meanwhile, I'd be happy just working in editing/publishing.

I think that everyone has an important story to share.

DFTBA!

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
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2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
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symmetrism:

Art’s great nudes have gone skinny

Italian artist Anna Utopia Giordano has created a visual re-imagination of historic nude paintings, had the subjects conformed their bodies to what the 21st century considers an ideal of beauty. The results are revealing—and quite shocking in what they say about the modern attitude toward women’s bodies.

I cannot believe that some people have the need to define everything so literally that it takes the joy out of it.

For example, this guy is so hung up on the fact that I called a non-fiction book a novel, that he can’t even read the rest of my review. I thought that we had moved past the time when “novels” and “novellas” were dirty words compared to “masterpieces of non-fiction.” I thought that we had moved on to a time where we did not have to label and define and tear everything down to the molecular level to determine what something is. Yes, this story is non-fiction, but it is still that: A STORY. Based in fact, with factual evidence, but it is still a story, book, novel, all of the above.

If “One Minute to Midnight” or “The guns of August” or “The Right Stuff” were only books without a storyline, they might still be found in the non-fiction section of the library, but I doubt anyone would have enjoyed reading them that was not a cold-hearted scientist on the wrong book website.