I know all you bookish and clever women have read quite a bit over the last year. What’s the hardest/best thing you’ve read lately?
Hello again, bookish and clever ladies! I’m here today to share the best books I’ve read so far this year. It’s time to do some reflecting on the last many months and separate the wheat from the chaff. (Is that actually something people say? I’m saying it.)
My addition to our semi-regular series that grants you insights into the minds of our writers (they’re just like us!):
January is the long, long Monday of the soul. Everyone is sick, the days aren’t noticeably longer yet, we’re all buried under a few feet of snow, and temperatures are hovering around bone-chilling. On top of all that, I got four impacted wisdom teeth removed last week (the former homes of which have now turned […]
It is utterly classic for me to get extraordinarily enthusiastic about a project and then, slowly and inevitably, get dragged down in to the muck and the mire of the details of getting it going. For instance: as a child, I spent hours sculpting the characters for the stories I was of course going to […]
This book had been on my to-read list for a few years, which is not an unusually long time for me. I knew, though, that I had to prioritize this one when I saw Angela Davis speak in Hyde Park last month. She spoke about feminism and race and Assata Shakur (if you haven’t heard […]
I, like many women, am prone to PMS.
Last night I finished a book that my 15-year-old sister recommended to me. She may have recommended it to me a few years back – I have a massive to-read list (let’s talk books!), but I always get to things eventually. Between this book and the last that I read, I’ve been pretty immersed in other […]
I’ve recently graduated from college (as in, less than a week ago), and one thing they don’t warn you about: your subconscious will be in overload trying to keep you calm after you’ve jumped off this massive cliff in to adulthood (and unemployment, hurrah!) – working so hard that you’ll be exhausted. ALL. THE. TIME. And […]