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擔任聯合國世界婦女親善大使(UN Women Goodwill ambassador)的艾瑪華森(Emma Watson)在新的一年要邀請大家一起加入閱讀的行列,她成立的女權讀書俱樂部已正式定名「我們的分享書櫃」(Our Share Shelf),第一本書則是選了美國女權先鋒葛羅莉亞‧史坦能(Gloria Steinem)日前剛出版的新書《我飄零的人生》(My Life on the Road,暫譯),目前已經有超過 6 萬人加入俱樂部。

My Life on the Road

哈利波特系列作的主角妙麗喜歡閱讀已經不是新聞,但其實飾演妙麗的艾瑪華森也一樣是個書蟲,近日她在推特上發起了一個女權讀書俱樂部,不但邀請哈利波特的大家長羅琳(J.K. Rowling)及同樣喜歡閱讀與寫作的樂壇小天后泰勒絲(Taylor Swift)加入,包括美國退休女足球員瓦姆巴赫(Abby Wambach)、《女孩我最大》影集原創人莉娜·丹恩(Lena Dunham),及第一本選書作者葛羅莉亞‧史坦能也都在推特上響應。艾瑪華森還號召網友一起發想俱樂部的名稱,最後由網友發想的「我們的分享書櫃」(Our Share Shelf)雀屏中選!

艾瑪華森在讀書俱樂部的專頁介紹中說明了自己成立讀書會的原因:

聯合國婦女署(UN Women)的工作,讓我開始閱讀了許多我可以實際投入、關於平等的書籍與評論。實在有好多超棒的東西! 有趣、激勵人心、傷心、發人深省、強而有力(empowering),我發現了太多,有時甚至讓我覺得頭都要爆了…因此我決定成立一個女權讀書會,我希望可以跟大家分享所學,也想聽聽你們的想法。

艾瑪華森說明,未來每個月都會選定一本書,並在當月的最後一週進行討論,她自己會先張貼一些問題或摘句來開啟互動,也十分歡迎所有人一起加入,如果有機會的話,她也會邀請作者或其他意見領袖參與。

其實,在這次的讀書會以前,艾瑪華森就常常公開分享自己的閱讀心得,就讓我們一起來回顧一下她曾經推薦的書單吧!

1. 《那時候,我只剩下勇敢》/雪兒‧史翠德 Cheryl Strayed

在 2015 年 1 月時,艾瑪華森曾經在推特上發文,表示自己一連好幾週都在讀雪兒‧史翠德,包括《那時候,我只剩下勇敢》、《Torch》、《Tiny Beautiful Things》三本,她全部完讀!

2. 《只是孩子》/佩蒂‧史密斯 Patti Smith
艾瑪華森很喜歡這本書,喜歡到曾經在好幾次採訪中都提到這本書。
這是身兼作家、詩人、搖滾歌手和藝術家的傳奇人物佩蒂‧史密斯的回憶錄,是她在好友及曾為情人的羅柏‧梅普索普(Robert Mapplethorpe)臨終前答應寫下的書,敘述了她們相識、相戀、創作、走紅,並掀起時代風雲的故事。

3. 《燦爛千陽》/卡勒德‧胡賽尼 Khaled Hosseini
在一次與馬拉拉的訪談中,她們兩人都談到自己很喜歡《追風箏的孩子》作者胡賽尼的新作。《燦爛千陽》以阿富汗戰亂為背景,描繪了阿富汗舊制度與新時代下苦苦掙扎的婦女們,忍受煎熬苦難,與命運搏鬥,並憑著愛勇敢存活的故事。

Into Film Festival opening Q&A

Today I met Malala. She was giving, utterly graceful, compelling and intelligent. That might sound obvious but I was struck by this even more in person. There are lots of NGOs out there in the world doing great things… But if there were one I would put my money on to succeed and make change on this planet, it would be hers. (The Malala Fund). Malala isn't messing around or mincing her words (one of the many reasons I love her). She has the strength of her convictions coupled with the kind of determination I rarely encounter… And it doesn't seem to have been diminished by the success she has already had. And lastly…She has a sense of peace around her. I leave this for last because it is perhaps the most important. Maybe as a result of what she has been through? I personally think it is just who she is…Perhaps the most moving moment of today for me was when Malala addressed the issue of feminism. To give you some background, I had initially planned to ask Malala whether or not she was a feminist but then researched to see whether she had used this word to describe herself. Having seen that she hadn't, I decided to take the question out before the day of our interview. To my utter shock Malala put the question back into one of her own answers and identified herself. Maybe feminist isn't the easiest word to use… But she did it ANYWAY. You can probably see in the interview how I felt about this. She also gave me time at the end of the Q&A to speak about some of my own work, which she most certainly didn't need to do, I was there to interview her. I think this gesture is so emblematic of what Malala and I went on to discuss. I've spoken before on what a controversial word feminism is currently. More recently, I am learning what a factionalized movement it is too. We are all moving towards the same goal. Let's not make it scary to say you're a feminist. I want to make it a welcoming and inclusive movement. Let's join our hands and move together so we can make real change. Malala and I are pretty serious about it but we need you. With love, Emma x#HeNamedMeMalala #notjustamovieamovement Malala Fund Into Film

Posted by Emma Watson on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

4. 《源泉》/艾茵‧蘭德 Ayn Rand
這是蘭德第一部長篇小說,奠定她暢銷小說家的地位,是一個堅持創作理念不惜與世界搏鬥的建築師的故事,本書曾在 1949 年改編成電影。艾瑪華森曾在媒體的訪問中如此表示:「我知道這本書非主流,所以我也不打算說太多,但我真的很喜歡這本書。」

5. 《提靈女王》/艾瑞卡‧喬翰森 (Erika Johansen)
雖然曾說不再演奇幻系列,但看來這本書已經確定讓艾瑪華森打破
承諾了,為了要把書讀完,她可是一著個星期睡不好!這系列作品已經確定將由華納兄弟改編為電影,而艾瑪華森也將同時擔任執行製作並出任主角。

6. 《長日將盡》/石黑一雄
這是石黑一雄獲布克獎的經典作品,艾瑪華生也曾在對媒體的採訪中表示,這本是他最喜歡的小說之一。

7. 《孤獨的反義詞》/瑪麗娜‧基根 Marina Keegan
耶魯大學畢業生瑪麗娜‧基根,立志成為作家,但卻在畢業後五天因車禍驟逝,生前發表的最後一篇文章,吸引超過140萬人點閱,《孤獨的反義詞》,則是她的共 18 篇短篇故事及隨筆集結。艾瑪華生也在讀完之後,在推特發文詢問大家對這本書的意見!

除了以上這幾本之外,艾瑪華森也有少女品味的閱讀領域,包括《暮光之城》、《生命中的美好缺憾》也都是她的愛書喔!

延伸閱讀:一起認識女權先鋒葛羅莉亞‧史坦能

葛羅莉亞‧史坦能:圖書館不但能保護冷門知識與非主流意見,還能拯救人心!

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資料來源:TimeThe GuardianHello GigglesELLE艾瑪華森Twitter帳號

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