I splurged and ordered these from the UK. They're part of the Vintage Classic Russians Series that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution. So far, I just see the Anna Karenina one available in the US. (I'll buy the other three next paycheck. 😍)
This book is so horrifying. 😯 #currentlylistening
I was an avid reader as a child, but I never read this in school. My sister did read it when she was in elementary, and she kept begging me to read it. Being the evil older sister, I ignored her.
Fast forward a couple of decades: I read it as an adult and ugly cried over how good/devastating it was. When I tried to talk to my sister about the book and make amends for my foolishness, she was SO not amused. lol
I like books where nothing much happens, but for those to work, the book needs to have some kind of undercurrent of tension or SOMETHING to carry it. This? Was a flatline. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterH #audiobook
"We admire the strength of women, people of color, queers in enduring all of this, in managing, somehow, to make rent month after month...But here is another thing that takes strength: to say "No more." To walk away, to choose something else, to protect yourself. To say "I don't deserve this." The strength to unchain yourself from the altar of martyrdom. There's no shame in taking your hand off something poison."
This was a really fascinating book. Waldman takes microdoses of LSD for a month, about 10% of a regular dose, to see if it will help with her mood disorder. It's part memoir and part investigation into the war on drugs. You also get an unexpectedly candid glimpse into the dynamic of her marriage (to Michael Chabon). #LitsyAtoZ (author) #audiobook
First #audiobook of the year! I wanted to get this one done before I saw the movie. Shetterly did a great job of providing historical context for these women's contributions. I have a feeling that the movie is going to be a very watered down, Disney-fied version, but I'm glad the story is getting out to big audiences and I can't wait to see it. #LitsyAtoZ (author) #womenshistory #blackhistory #STEM
This is my book under 100 pages for #ReadHarder2016. It's an essay that mostly focuses on Palestine, but it's weird in an almost New-Agey way (which is what I've found in her later works).
I got a good ways into the audiobook, but I can't anymore. It's just not working for me, and I can't tell if it's the writing or the narration (or both).