Reading Roundup: April 2019

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi.  Do you know, I've been sporadically reading John Scalzi's blog Whatever for upwards of ten years, and I've never read any one of his books. I have to admit that I assumed they'd be a little more rocketships-and-spacewars than I typically look for in science fiction. But the first… Continue reading Reading Roundup: April 2019

Reading Roundup: December 2018

https://twitter.com/jil_slander/status/1076550995000287232 Happy entire-week-off-because-I-work-at-a-university to me! Although the month is not yet over--and although I'm likely to finish another book sometime during the interminable airport waits between flights home--I am going to post my roundup before I enter.... the liminal space between winter holidays. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Although most of the books I acquire… Continue reading Reading Roundup: December 2018

Reading Roundup: November 2018

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. First, a story. At the beginning of the month I went on a hike with a dear friend. We ambled and looked at trees and ate pretzels and decided unanimously that one glorious trek up a low autumnal hill was enough for one day, and so we… Continue reading Reading Roundup: November 2018

Elsewhere on the Internet: Summer of Love

I was just polishing up my next reading roundup, adding in a few links that I had to dig out of my Twitter feed, when I realized that I missed the old curated link roundups I used to post here and on my food blog. Who knows whether they interest anyone other than me? But… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Summer of Love

Elsewhere on the Internet: Summer Movies Matter

Where have I been these last few months? Writing. Cooking. Job-hunting (again). Updating my food blog. And watching a lot of new TV and movies. I have not and probably will not read anything about Jurassic World I like more than this post by Michelle Vider, "Drink up that toxic masculinity": So I’m walking away from… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Summer Movies Matter

Elsewhere on the Internet: Gallimaufry

I have half a dozen drafts sitting in my inbox on all kinds of topics--race representation in video games, The Last 5 Years, my confused feelings about the Wolf Hall BBC adaptation--and an equally mismatched collection of links in my bookmarks. And sometimes you have to just finish one thing, just so you can prove to yourself… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: Gallimaufry