What I've Been Reading

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Literature of Katrina

I am not very good at typing on a typewriter. I have to press the keys really hard and my pinkies and ring fingers are not always up to the job. They are weak and I find myself retyping the letters "a" and "s" and "l" over and over. The scenes in movies where people are typing on old typewriters using only their index fingers make a whole lot more sense now.

May 25, 2020

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Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Among the Mad: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

It felt good to revisit this one. The subject matter isn't easy, having to do with mental illness, the aftermath of war, and the way we humans use each other sometimes to further our own interests. But I love the character of Maisie Dobbs.

May 15, 2020

Reading

How to Build a Girl

How to Build a Girl

The job of building yourself is never finished. And that's a beautiful thing.

May 15, 2020

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My Favorite Books from 2019

An appreciation of my top 5 books from 2019

January 01, 2020

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What I've Been Reading - October 20, 2019

I'm sitting here watching Booksmart and remembering what it was like to be a completely nerdy girl in high school. And I'm sure absolutely zero people are surprised that I was a complete nerd in high school because I am now, at 40 years of age, a completely nerdy woman sitting on her couch writing blog posts about the articles she's read. And I'm totally OK with that. Because I read some interesting shit this week.

October 20, 2019

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What I've Been Reading - October 13, 2019

My reading was a bit all over the place this week, but these were the articles I felt were worth sharing. There are so many more I tagged to read, but wasn't able to get to. Just one of those weeks.

October 13, 2019

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On Curation

On Curation

I love being surrounded by books, having all those minds and stories to dive into and learn things from. But I have a couple of shelves in my office next to my desk where I rotate out a smaller group of books that I want to have immediate access to. These are the ones that feed whatever I'm currently interested in and represent not only aspirations but interests and passions.

October 08, 2019

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What I've Been Reading - August 18, 2019

Only one thing to read this week. The 1619 Project from The New York Times Magazine.

August 19, 2019

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What I've Been Reading - August 11, 2019

It's been a rough week here in Dayton. A week ago, we woke up to the news that in less than 30 seconds a man managed to kill nine people and wound almost 30 others in a popular downtown district. I don't know how to internalize that or what else to say about that. There are no words for that kind of horror. Anyway, here are some things I read this week. Maybe they'll help, maybe they'll distract, though distraction can be a form of help.

August 11, 2019

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I Need to Read More Lauren Groff

I read an interview on The New Yorker blog with Lauren Groff the other day and I realized that I need to read more of her work. And by more I mean any at all because, somehow, I have thus far missed out on her genius.

June 09, 2018