Flapjack Friday Faves [10.18]

TGIF.  I’m unabashedly glad it’s Friday.  How about you?  Here are my FFFs for the week.

I am not a shameless self promoter.  Or maybe I am….

This week I finally [as in it took me 3 years] posted some items on my Etsy store.  I wouldn’t mind if you meander over and make a purchase:  

fault

zeal for book

I like to read.  That’s an understatement.  What am I currently reading?  Thanks for asking.  I’m reading a young adult fiction book, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.  Yes, I think it’s alright to be over 35 [which I’m well over] and read young adult novels.  So far, it’s great.  My daughter plans to read it.  It’s being made into a movie, also.   In addition, I’m reading Monuments Men [it too is coming out in movie form soon].  It’s non-fiction, revolving around a topic I find most interesting – art stolen by the Nazis during WWII.  Yes, I’m that much of a nerd.

malalaQuote of the week:

“I thought, why shall I wait for someone else? Why don’t I raise my voice?” — Malala Yousafzai

…..and regarding Malala [currently every Western girls’ heroine – well, every Western girl that is halfway informed], another point of view worth noting:

“If the international media thinks Malala is so adorable, why don’t they care about the innocents killed in drone attacks?” There is a prevailing sentiment that the Malala story is a convenient drama utilized by the West to demonstrate and criticize the barbarity of countries like Pakistan, while doing nothing to improve the situation. If anything, Western powers make the situation worse by dropping bombs on faceless victims who don’t receive the same attention or heroic status as Malala.

Read the entire summation by Cristina Maza here:

‘I am Malala’ Review Reveals the Dark Truth About Malala Yousafzai’s Rise to Stardom

Darn those Taliban.  They really mess everything up.

Have a happy weekend.  Hope you’re enjoying autumn.

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