Bookmark Curiosities

There are many interesting words or concepts in books, being it fiction or non-fiction, but many times we go over the without stopping to look them up. Bookmark Curiosities explores these great finds a little further.

From Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo

This is the first time I've heard of Feminist Separatist Communities. In Wikipedia it is listed as "Womyn's Land", an "intentional community organised by lesbian separatists to establish counter-cultural, women-centred space, without the presence of men." [more]

From Olive Kitterigde, Elizabeth Strout

"Firearms were often used in male (58.1%) and female (31.2%) suicides.", this is from a study supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and use data from USA from 2003 to 2006 (link below).

More than 30% is actually not a small number, but it is correct to say it is more usual for men than for women to use a gun to commit suicide. [more]

From Recursion, Blake Crouch

Our minds perceives the past, present and future. Meaning, our mind constructs and interprets the past, present and future to create our reality.

Every time we experience something, our mind collects bits of information from our five senses and our past experiences and processes them to create a narrative. [more]