This delightful graphic novel took me back to my high school musical days. :)
Well I guess I'm gonna have to read all of Rat Queens now.
Now that I'm done with my library book, I'm back to dog-earing this one. I so badly want to engage in and create my own immersion journalism and this book is thus far smart and compelling and inspiring.
This book gives a glimpse of life lived at the mercy of internalized racism, in much the same way Claudia Rankine's Citizen does. Except this book is also knock-you-on-your-ass funny. There were passages I longed to underline on every page but, alas, it was a library book. I think I might need to own this one.
Spending my evening with this awesome book and this awesome cat.
On the evenings I go out, my daughter waits up for me and then, upon my return, requests we read Owl Babies together. For those who aren't familiar, it's about a mom who disappears in the night, and about the babies who await her return. ... My 2-year-old is legit guilt tripping me. (P.S. Tonight, for International Women's Day, I went to my local bookstore to sing resistance songs with a brand new choir.)
I took this book up to Kripalu with me, figuring I'd achieve enlightenment while simultaneously seeking out my dharma. ;) But I was too damn busy to read the book!
My parents bought me this posthumously published collection of Conroy's blog posts and speeches because I fell for his work by filching their books when I was younger. Interesting to see that his books are the embodiment of the man himself, all superlatives and the overuse of the word "love." But a full book? More than I needed.
Tig Notaro is just such a pro at breaking your heart and then, when you least expect it, making the joke that will elicit surprised yet authentic laughter. This was a quick, gratifying read. Plus it reminded me that I need to make time to finish watching One Mississippi.
I see everyone posting their best-of-2016 lists, so I guess I'll share mine, too. http://www.stephauteri.com/2016/12/30/my-24-favorite-reads-of-2016/
Aaaaaand I just finished it because I couldn't not finish it because it was that gripping and true and heartbreaking and insightful and I know I'm late to this party but if you haven't read it yet, you should. I'm fairly new to the YA bandwagon and this voice is something else. Like nothing else I've read.
I think I read about this comic in a @bookriot post about comics for fans of Lumberjanes. Or something. I put volume one on my wish list and received it for Christmas. Tore through it by the next morning. Lumberjanes is still my number one, but I still plan on buying every available volume of this comic immediately. Lovable and fierce female friends FTW.
Loooooooooong day finally over. Reading one of my new acquisitions before bed.
Just bought this because I have no self-control.
I saw Tara Clancy speak on a panel at @bookriot Live and she made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt and tears were running down my face. And she was able to go from hilarious to heartbreaking in an instant. I immediately wanted to be her BFF, but instead I'm reading her memoir. I'll take what I can get.
And I finished this one yesterday. (I know. Uplifting reading choice for the holidays). I'm fascinated by books on end-of-life care, a la Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air, and Ray Moynihan's Selling Sickness. This mix of memoir and investigative journalism was thoughtful and beautifully written. I borrowed it from the library, but will be picking up a copy for my permanent collection.
Between Knocking on Heaven's Door (about end-of-life care) and Making Out Like a Virgin (about intimacy after trauma), much of my reading feels bleak. So I'm using this as a rallying call-like buffer. After basically the entirety of the @bookriot team raved about it, I picked it up at the Strand during Book Riot Live.
Yup. I managed to finish two books today. I started this one last night and polished it off this morning when I was supposed to be feeding my toddler her breakfast. If you are not a POC and you think you know bigotry... you don't. This is required reading for those looking to read other voices in service of greater understanding and empathy.
Though some pieces captured my imagination more than others, this collection of smart pieces showing various visions of feminist utopia was, as a whole, inspiring. Like a roadmap to a better life.
Once read a piece by Butler in Creative Nonfiction, or maybe The Sun, on end-of-life decisions. I thought it was gorgeous and fascinating and thoughtful and I've been meaning to read this book ever since.
I picked this one up because I was so taken by the movie trailer, and I like to read the book before seeing the movie. The story itself was fun, of course, but what was most fascinating to me was how the author himself used found photographs to inspire and inform the book itself. It's like seeing the author's fingerprints on the finished work. Can't wait to read the next two.
I'm starting to feel as if this book is what I needed Big Magic to be.