Here with a quick round-up of what’s on my “literal” and virtual bookshelves.
- I’m halfway through, and really enjoying, this new novel by the author of The Good Thief.
- A fascinating historical look at the 1878 American Eclipse (Side note: Planning to view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse? I interviewed the author, David Baron, about his travel tips for 5280.com.)
- Up next for me: This memoir (pictured above) about a woman’s struggle with toxic mold — “Julie Rehmeyer felt like she was going to the desert to die.”
- Cannot wait for Brené Brown’s upcoming book. It’s in pre-sale now!
- Also excited for Anne Bogel’s (of Modern Mrs Darcy) new book on seeing the world through the lens of personality. Also currently in pre-sale.
- Elizabeth Gilbert posted this on her Facebook page, and the bold line below really resonated with me:
What's happening in Virginia is appalling and repulsive. And it's not just happening in Virginia. It's happening all over our country. Racism is not new, and it isn't going away. The Alt-right and neo-nazi movement is getting stronger, in this current permissive political climate. Your silence — our silence — is nothing but fertilizer for that dark old hatred. Not sure what you can do to help? There are no perfect solutions, but the list below offers a good place to start. It is better to do something awkwardly and nervously than to do nothing at all. [Here's the link with the list she provided.]
- If everyone ate beans instead of beef.
- Freelancers deserve praise too.
- More eclipse reading. (This one’s a classic from Annie Dillard, and if you want it in print, it’s a part of this 2016 collection.)
What have you been reading lately?