Lydia Hirt

"She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain"
-Louisa May Alcott (1873)
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"Young women have long been more educated than young men. A new survey out Thursday says they’re also more ambitious." -WSJ

I’m sharing this because I do think we’re pretty awesome and driven, though personally I see myself, and many gfs, seeking careers that offer personal fulfillment over financial gains.

From an interview that appeared in Shelf Awareness earlier this week that spoke to me as well:

"I think the separation of work from life is for people who hate one or the other or both, or for people who are just completely turned off from nine to five. That separation is not for me and it’s not for most of my friends in publishing and bookselling. This is our life’s work. We’re not just warming the bench and paying rent, we’re keeping the fires lit, maintaining a civilization.

Women’s Economic Clout Shifts Priorities, Study Finds - WSJ.com

So, Are Women People? They’re more like really expensive blow-up dolls.
"Self interest exists, attachment based on personal gain exists, complacency exists. But not love. Love has to be reinvented. " -Arthur Rimbaud by way of Celine Kaplan

Books are definitely cheaper than us women… though I don’t think I agree on that word count. I’m a talker!

riverheadbooks:

A little sexist, sure, but the message is clear: books make most excellent valentines! 

(via Why is it more interesting to spend an evening with this book than a beautiful woman? - Boing Boing)