Glossies (and Oprah) Made Me Do It

Posted April 6, 2018 by shooting in Personal / 33 Comments

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Welcome to the April 2018 edition of Glossies Made Me Do It, with myself and Ashley of Happy.Pretty.Sweet. Did a magazine make you do something recently? Add an item to your wish list, make you try a recipe, just left you thinking? Write about it and link up with us!

This month, Oprah is making me add books to my wish list – and think about important topics! So let’s get started:

The main theme of this month’s issue is “What Would You Stand Up For?” and I thought I’d share my thoughts. There are a lot of issues that I believe in and that I’m passionate about. However, one of the biggest ones that I will stand up for is equal rights for those that identify as LGBT+. This means marriage equality, equal rights at work, the ability to have and/or adopt children, and so much more. Yes, I do identify as LGBT+ but even before I realized that, I still believed in this “issue” and I put that in quotes because it should not, in my mind, be an issue.

So tell me – what would you stand up for?

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Next, if you know anything about Oprah, then you know that she loves books and one of my favorite sections in her magazine each month is the Reading Room.

Due to the April 2018 issue, I now have two more books added to my TBR list on Goodreads (add me?) and they both sound fantastic.

Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung (Goodreads)

The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Mallory Ortberg (Goodreads)

I don’t want to overload the post with a long summary of each book, so there is a link that leads you straight to Goodreads to learn more about each book.

Do either of these sound interesting to you?


Now, it’s time for YOU to share what Glossies Have Made You Do!

33 responses to “Glossies (and Oprah) Made Me Do It

  1. Ooh that introvert book sounds good, because believe or not I am one! So I could probably relate to it! I’ll have to add it to my list. Oprah usually picks some good stuff!

  2. Oprah knows her book! These look like good ones! I am normally a pretty reserved person. But as my boys get older and the world gets darker, I find myself not being afraid to throw in my opinions and standing up. I will stand up for anyone who needs it. I will stand up to bullies. And turns out I will stand up to snotty kids who run down my street with potty mouths! I don’t think the poor kid has ever been scolded, but he will be much better behaved around my kids from now on LOL Have a good weekend

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  3. The introvert book looks interesting. I’m going to add it to my list of books to look out for. Finding so many on the blogs these days.

  4. I’ve never really been a big magazine reader, other than Cosmo and Seventeen when I was a teenager (and that was mostly for advice about boys! ?). But I now have access to a bunch of magazines for free through Prime Reading so maybe I should start. ? The Oprah Magazine sounds right up my alley!

  5. I have never understood why some oppose LGBT+ adoption but have no trouble with unfit hetero couples having children. Give me a loving, supportive home any day!

    I stand up for women’s rights. I’m going to have to read this issue of O and see what the article says!

  6. It really is a mess these days isn’t it? ;/ I don’t understand why people get so snobbish and nasty about stuff that does not effect them and become such hypocrites.
    I personally would rather see a child grow up in a loving family no matter what the situation is over a broken home.
    I’ve seen The Merry Spinster around, but not sure what it’s about.

  7. I love Oprah! And I totally agree about the “issue” you stand up for… why is it even considered an issue in this day and age???
    I just heard about The Merry Spinster on a podcast. I don’t read a lot of short stories but it sounds interesting!

  8. Sadly, I haven’t picked up a magazine in ages. I used to subscribe to home improvement and cooking mags. I do like the topic Oprah picked and your own choice. Equality is important- so important since it has always been a big value taught in my home. I think the big thing that gets me out of my seat quickly and speaking is when I see unearned disrespect so I guess that would be my answer to her question. 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Lauren!

  9. Jen

    The reviews on the Merry Spinster book are pretty varied in what people think about it. I think it sounds really interesting though 🙂

  10. It’s interesting how some things trigger us to take action and some do not. I’m sure the psychology of advertising and exposure are all about that! I find myself often going down a mink hole (a rat hole that feels good) when I find something of interest that causes me to research that and related things. Like, even your post will cause me to go look up those books to see if it’s something I want to read. LOL. I’m also passionate about LGBT+ rights, not because I identify or think they deserve special treatment, more that there should be no laws that prevent someone from pursuing their happiness. If it’s not affecting someone else’s rights, no one else should care. That’s my motto anyways. Live and let live!

  11. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World sounds like it would be a good read 🙂

    I can’t believe it’s still 2018 and we’re pushing for LGBT+ rights still. It’s a bit pathetic (although I am glad my country finally came to the party and legalised same sex marriage; the public had to do the job of our politicians though and that makes me mad).

  12. I used to love Oprah’s book club recs! Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story sounds like a great read. I’m going to add it to my Goodreads right now.

  13. I saw this Oprah magazine at the airport and almost picked it up. Went with Dr. Oz instead and will share my post tonight. Recently stood up for Gunsense in a walk here in El Paso.

    I am always afraid to read book reviews because there is no way I am ever going to read all of the books on my Goodreads to-read shelf as it is. So many good books out there!! Going to add your suggestions now. The introvert title has piqued my interest.

  14. I’m gonna have to check these books out! I’m definitely with you on standing up for LGBT+ equality and also women’s reproductive health rights!

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