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Reading Roundup: June-July 2020

Like many folks, I started summer by ordering a stack of black-authored books. Most of mine are still en route--if that's you, too, be patient! Some of them are back-ordered as booksellers struggle to meet the demand. But as it turns out, I had little time to read. I felt angry, anxious, and afraid for… Continue reading Reading Roundup: June-July 2020

Reading Roundup: May 2020

I started the month still absorbed by my comfort read, War and Peace, and to be fair I am still reading it. I'm just past the part of the story from which Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet is adapted, now in a war-centric section where there is a great deal of cattiness about historical… Continue reading Reading Roundup: May 2020

In which I try to process my feelings through books

Little Women One Monday morning in January, I was home from work for the bank holiday. I had been dragging my feet on starting the first assignments for my online course in climate science. Reluctantly, I started playing the lectures as I boiled beans for chili, darting to my computer to pause the video and… Continue reading In which I try to process my feelings through books

Let’s check in on how that sustainability resolution is going

At the beginning of the year, I set an intention to adopt more sustainable practices in my home. Early on I asked Twitter for recommendations, which is how I learned that a surprising number of my friends were already using a local compost service to manage food waste. I loved hearing about all of the… Continue reading Let’s check in on how that sustainability resolution is going

Reading Roundup: April 2020

I had to set aside The Mirror and the Light for a bit, in part because I have it as an ebook on my phone, and under the unusual circumstances of voluntary isolation, I had less motivation and interest in looking at my phone. But then late one night I couldn't sleep because I hadn't… Continue reading Reading Roundup: April 2020