Walked at Stoneleigh, a property owned by The Natural Lands Trust. It was bequeathed to the township by the Haas Family. Haas translates to hare in German. The family had this tree sculpture of hares representing their family. Now, it is decorated seasonally. #bfc #audiowalk #bookfitnesschallenge
Started the #bookfitnesschallenge with a yoga class at the gym! There was this new addition that I absolutely love! Treated myself to a salad in a jar. Also started the tagged audiobook! #BFC #bookfitnesschallenge
This post from Electric Lit (which I support monthly and love) sort of piggy backs off of my latest read (tagged). Some good food for thought if you‘re a writer and dig a helpful horoscope from time to time. https://electricliterature.com/spring-2019-horoscopes-for-writers/
Fascinating. Sarah Selecky has her finger on the pulse (or maybe her eye on the shifting aura) of a surreal subculture in North America. There is some sharp, even uncomfortable satire here, but it‘s written so true-to-life that it feels almost like a memoir. The narrator is unreliable, but deftly characterized. She‘s ultra polite, alternately self-deprecating & self-aggrandizing, incredibly naïve & flimsy—much like the online world she inhabits.?
“These are special cupcakes, my loves,” she says... “These are from the Conscious Cupcakery. This bakery is owned by an Ascendency grad named Winnie Prudhomme. Winnie stores her special gluten-free flour blend in a sacred room, where it is infused with the positive intentions of meditating monks. She bakes the cupcakes to the sounds of daily prayer chants from a Tibetan monastery...”
Lilian Quick is a lost 40-year-old virgin, behind on rent and trying to promote herself and her artistic practice online in the hopes of the emulating her estranged cousin, the infamous “Eleven” Novak. They meet up after one of Eleven‘s events in Toronto and she proposes Lilian fix all her problems by moving to NYC to work for her cousin and sign up for her program, The Ascendency, which allows women to ascend to their full potential. ⬇️
If I don‘t finish this book before it‘s due back at the library, then I‘m paying the late fine - because it‘s hilarious.
These are due back at the library within the next week and they both have a ton of holds on them, so if I don‘t get to them now, my next chance may not be until late spring. Also - I‘ve found that I read best with a deadline looming...
My local library loaded up on books from this month‘s Indie Next Picks‘s list. So, I‘m loading up, too!! 👏🏼