5 Books for LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month in the UK, although it slowly is making its way over here (we were one of the first to do programmes for it). Here’s five gay history books to celebrate the mon…

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This or That? #79

For anyone who needs a reminder or is new to the Bookmark Chronicles, here are the rules: Every Monday I will post a This or That Challenge where we will choose between two characters or scenarios. On Friday we will see which scenario/character wins. Feel free to either comment your choice below or make your own post and link it back here! :)

By no means do you have to feel obligated to do every single challenge, but I would love to hear all of your opinions! If you can only really talk about one scenario then go for it. Also, if you have any suggestions or would like to write a guest post about any of the This or That? topics let me know!


This week I want to know…

Do you have a favorite book that is nonfiction?


I honestly do not read a lot of nonfiction, but I recently read a book that I loved and that I definitely would recommend to others.

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

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This was a great read. As the title says, Luvvie is judging everyone and everything but rightfully so. She talks about racism, sexism, rape culture, differences in religion, pop culture and pretty much everything that “society” has done wrong…..which is a lot. This is a book that I would recommend to pretty much anyone because everything in it is the truth.

What about you? Do you have a favorite nonfictions that you would recommend? Let me know!

~Rae


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FB30: Week 4

Officially halfway through the program!

Workout Structure:

  • Monday – lower body strength training
    • this came with an “extra credit” HIIT routine that really kicked my butt
  • Tuesday – upper body & cardio
  • Wednesday – HIIT
    • in the past four weeks I have never sweat this much
  • Thursday – upper body (no equipment)
    • I love these because you can really kick your own butt without equipment
  • Friday – HIIT & lower body strength training
    • incredibly sweaty
  • Saturday – stretches for the lower back

New things tried this week:

  • Ben & Jerry’s Vegan Ice Cream

So, my trial month of the Paleo diet is over. I did like it and I think that it is something that I would eventually be able to stick to but I don’t want to go all in just yet.

~Rae


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Feature with Followers [#23]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.” – Matthew Prior Hello sunshines! ☀ I am back with another Feature with Followers…

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Bookish Quotes #4

Welcome back to Bookish Quotes here at Bookmark Chronicles where every other Saturday I share a quote that is either from a book or about books! Feel free to share some of your favorites as well on your own blog or even in a guest post!


“For women, we talk about glass ceilings; for Black people, there’s often an iron gate. For Black women, well, we’ve got a glass ceiling with iron reinforcements.”

I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi


Keeping with the theme of Black History Month I feel like this is a concept that so many people don’t understand. And by “don’t understand” I mean that they choose to ignore it.

This quote is the embodiment of why feminism needs to be intersectional. Saying you fight for equality means equality for everyone, not just the people who look like you. Often times the experiences of women of color (not just black women) are completely written off as if they don’t exist.

If you follow me on social media then you know that I have been talking about intersectionality a lot this past week. Now more than ever this is a concept that needs to be understood because there is no way that we can climb out of the hole that we’ve dug for ourselves if we’re all climbing on top of each other trying to get out. We need to communicate with each other and work on moving us all forward. Otherwise, we’re stuck.

Do you have any favorite quotes about feminism or intersectionality? Let me know!

I’ll share another quote on Saturday March 4th, until then let me know what some of your favorite bookish quotes are!

~Rae


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Feminism and the Average Woman

This is so important and honestly I’m tired of explaining it. This is what feminism looks like

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Right now women’s issues and civil rights is a very hot topic, especially within the United States. Tensions are high and there are a lot of expectations for women to stand up and fight against what appears to be a new patriarchal reign.

Issues range from sexual harassment, rape, and catcalling to gender wage gap, child care costs, abortion/birth control rights, and maternity leave. These are all very large issues that affect all of us, and yet it can be difficult to see how an average everyday person can make a difference or see how these issues affect us.

feminism-definitionHere is some background on me:
I am in my mid-twenties and find myself more ‘settled’ in life than others in my peer group. I say this with no judgment. The fact is, I have a well-established career, am in a stable relationship, and own my home rather than rent. This is…

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #73: Social Media Doesn’t Ruin Relationships

A friend of mine shared a video that’s floating around on Facebook of a guy explaining that social media is the “number one killer of relationships” because you have thousands of people at your fingertips. Other reasons include: if you have a fight with your so someone online can cheer you up or that when you may see other people posting their relationships and start comparing yours to theirs.

There may have been other reasons but either way, all of this is bullshit.

First of all if you’re comparing your relationship to someone else’s you need to take a step back and be realistic. People post what they choose to post. You only see what they allow you to see, and you know nothing that goes on behind the scenes. No relationship is perfect because no one is perfect. Couples fight, they piss each other off. But that’s between you and your S.O. Stop worrying about other people and focus on your own relationship.

Also, aside from family and best friends, you shouldn’t be running to another person every time you get into it with your partner. Again, no one is perfect but you need to communicate. If you’re not talking to each other how will your relationships survive?

Having people at your fingertips has nothing to with your relationship. At least it shouldn’t. If it does it’s because you’ve invited people in.

I don’t understand why people continue to blame social media for failed relationships. Did social media tell you to talk to that person behind your S.O.’s back? No. you made that choice. Did social media tell you to broadcast your personal business on the internet for all of the world to see? No, you made that choice. Was social media solely created for the purpose of screwing up your relationship? No, you made that choice. All of these things are caused by choices that people make. Social media is an inanimate object that is incapable of really “doing” anything. Blaming it for ruining relationships is just an excuse to not hold people accountable for their actions.

The bottom line is: social media doesn’t ruin relationships. People do.


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