the boy from ipanema (@lumdarling)

I got this precious for 75¢ I love me some Amy Tan I know y'all read some lit ass Amy Tan in middle school 'cause I sure as hell did
#amytan #thejoyluckclub

Sarah Everest (@transientdrifter)

Today's prompt for #bookishtravels17 is #china. I actually went to China once for an afternoon when I lived in Hong Kong, but that hardly counts as a visit since all we did was go shopping.
Even though #amytan is an American writer, her books all focus on the experiences of Chinese immigrants and their families in America, so I thought they fit the category. I have read and enjoyed #thejoyluckclub and #thehundredsecretsenses but I haven't gotten around to #thekitchengodswife quite yet. Yet another book on my TBR 🤦‍♀️ The doll and #dragon are both things I got when I lived in HK.

#amreading #readmore #readallthebooks #booklover #booknerd #booknerdigans #bibliophile #bookstagram #readersofinstagram #writersofbookstagram #bookish #allthingsbookish #writerslife #writinglife

Memekook™️ (@queenofigirisu)

So we've been reading excerpts to The Joy Luck Club in my class and also watching parts of the movie and I feel like this photo perfectly describes Lindo when it came to Suyuan's twins tbh and idk why. It just does.




{#exo #baekhyun #byunbaekhyun #smentertainment #iwannadie #dank #memes #exomemes #killmenow #joyluckclub #thejoyluckclub #iwannareadit #thishashtagistotallyrelevant #englishclass #reading #kpop #kpopmemes}

αиgełeα (@illunia)

I read an article two weeks ago on International Women's Day about a book shop that turned all of the books written by male authors backwards on their shelves to show show the immense gender gap in fiction.
This prompted me to do the same to my own collection and I realized that I hadn't been showing love to more female writers!
I ordered 9 books last week and all but one are written by women. I received my first package today.
Here's to women, writing, and obtaining some good reads for the lake this Summer!
Ps. Order from ThriftBooks. You deserve cheap books. Treat yo self.
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#internationalwomensday #books #femaleauthors #amytan #thejoyluckclub #margaretatwood #thehandmaidstale #women #treatyoself #thriftbooks #affordablebooks #usedbooks #saveatree #buyused #reading

(@bookprint)

As soon as I saw this colony of penguins I thought of you, my dear #bookstagrammers (note: when 🐧🐧 are on land in a group they're a colony, waddle or rookery; if they're in the ocean they're a raft of penguins!).
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Anyway, this is a partial #shelfie from Pages, the Manhattan Beach, CA bookstore.
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How many have you read?
4 for me. .
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#thecallofcthulhu #hplovecraft
#thejoyluckclub #amytan
#ceremony #lesliemarmonsilko
#thesnowleopard #petermatthiessen
#eastofeden #johnsteinbeck
#twelveyearsaslave #solomonnorthup
#oneflewoverthecuckoosnest #kenkesey
#thecrucible #arthurmiller #bookshelf #bookstore #penguins #orangebooks #lovebooks #bookish #penguinbooks #bookstagram

TOKO BUKU TUTUP SEMENTARA (@theagita)

Re reading one of Amy Tan's book. This is my favorite one, because for me a good book is the book that makes me want to write again.
The Joy Luck Club is about mothers and their daughters and unspeakable messy relationship between them.

I found my mom and myself in this book. How different yet just the same person we are.

I was 11 when I found my mom's diary on our computer. She was trying to write about her childhood. But then she gave up and wrote about me instead.

She wrote that she wanted me to really get to know her and write for her because it's the only way the world would know and remember her.

When I accepted an opportunity from a publisher, she accompanied me to their office and pushed me to finish my debut. But I chose medschool, and she still more proud than me. Because that's what every mom does.

Now it's my turn to do what every daughter should do. I'm gonna show the world that I am proud of my mother too, more than she knows.

#thejoyluckclub #amytan

Reegan Peterson ☾ (@keyofreegan)

"Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever." #thejoyluckclub

Melly (@e_mellyberry)

"I think about our two faces. I think about my intentions. Which one is American? Which one is Chinese? Which one is better? If you show one, you must always sacrifice the other.

It is like what happened when I went back to China last year, after I had not been there for almost forty years. I had taken off my fancy jewelry. I did not wear loud colors. I spoke with their language. I used their local money. But still, they knew. They knew my face was not one hundred percent Chinese. They still charge me high foreign prices. So now I think. What did I lose? What did I get back in return?" - THE JOYLUCK CLUB ❤️.
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Over 20 years. Still relevant. Still true.

Calligraphy by Kathy🐘☀️ (@calligraphybykathy)

That night, after Popo told me this, I sat by the pond, looking into the water. And because I was weak, I began to cry. Then I saw this turtle swimming to the top and his beak was eating my tears as soon as they touched the water. The turtle said, 'I have eaten your tears, and this is why I know your misery. But I must warn you. If you cry, your life will always be sad.
Then the turtle opened his beak and out poured five, six, seven pearly eggs. The eggs broke open and from them emerged seven birds, who immediately began to chatter and sing. I knew from their snow-white bellies and pretty voices that they were magpies, birds of joy. "Now you see," said the turtle, drifting back into the pond, "why it is useless to cry. Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else's joy. And that is why you must learn to swallow your own tears."
📚The Joy Luck Club (1989)📚 - Amy Tan
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#thejoyluckclub #joy #luck #strength #tears #turtles #read #love #reading #calligraphy #handlettered #handlettering #positivity #happiness #quotes #calligraphypractice #handmade #girls #igers #hkig #instagram #literature #bookquotes #filmquotes #literaturequotes #books #films #inspiring #moderncalligraphy
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