Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I love women with soul.
Women with appetite.
Women who are ambitious, who love to strive.
Women who are fierce.
Women who are just.
Women who are physically slight, small, delicate or feminine but who nonetheless manage to be surprisingly strong and surprisingly resilient.
Women who are vulnerable.
Women who, like Wesley, declare "To the pain!" and then smile.
Women who consistently prove that their broken hearts are worth more than whole ones, because they break their own hearts in order to give the pieces away.
Women who are survivors and who survive tragedies.
Women who have the courage to try- again.
To love-again.
To give- wholeheartedly.
To hold nothing back.
Women who are ferocious.
Women who embody contradictions.
Women who make their lives about a driving force or idea.
Lisbeth Salander.
Renee Walker.
Olivia Benson.
Daenerys Targaryen.
Women of valor.


Anonymous said...

Coincidentally, I caught the last 20 minutes of The Princess Bride on cable last night. "NO!! To the pain."

shualah elisheva said...

have you read anything by tamora pierce? strong women warriors, in spades.

Chana said...


Yep. Alanna and Keladry- faves of mine.

shualah elisheva said...


the newest series isn't too bad, either [provost's dog]. it's amazing how appealing her books are to me, though i'm "supposed" to have outgrown them long ago.

think daine was my favorite. keladry a close second.

gut shabbes!

shualah elisheva said...

chana -

oh, and robin mckinley. "the blue sword" is fabulous fun.

nmf #7 said...

Alianne is my personal favorite, as of now :D

But Alanna, Keladry, and Daine run close seconds. I have them all on my Kindle nowadays.

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