I am able to access the NYT via the public library, and this article touches me as a person who appreciates, values and embraces randomness, variability and the realities of biology. Here’s a link: https://www.nytimes.com/paidpost/dashlane/a-case-for-keeping-it-random.html?smid=url-share
As a lover of mail, this made me smile… https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-brief-history-of-children-sent-through-the-mail?utm_source=pocket-newtab
I lost the last few days of the Feed Your Soul challenge that some of us started the reading session with seeing as there was no power at my house since Tuesday. We got power back on Saturday night! Anyhow, I’m going backwards as I prefer and had to post Kurt V’s short letter here:
I have just finished listening to this book and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for pointing me toward it, borkali. It tells the story of four generations of an Italian family, pivoting around the titular character. It is lively, tender, at times brutal. Some of it was very difficult to listen to –
I saw Brian Dillon talk about his new book on a virtual book tour and got excited about reading it. As Dillon has come across sentences over the years that he admires and can’t let go, he has written them down in the back of whichever notebook he happened to be using at the time.
This “darkly comic fable about the unintended consequences of our quest to tame the natural world” was published in 2015. $17 for 49 5×7 pages is a little pricey, no? It is charmingly illustrated with line drawings by Chelsea Cardinal, though. FOX 8, gud pal of FOX 7 and follower of the Grate Leeder FOX
I had started our Winter Reading session taking a queue from @bnsunshine ignoring the count of pages this time around, inspiring me to read longer articles on the World Wide Web. Then, reading this article thanks to @julienaslund5866 who pointed us all towards aeon.co — I thought best to cross-post here. I am curious your
This book is on fire. This book is nuclear. Natalie Diaz’s poetry is very physical, very tied to the body. And to the earth. And it is full of the mythos of her heritage and history. This is very powerful work, rife with passion and outrage, with awe and wonder. When I read that this
Since I never seem to get around to writing about what I’ve been reading, book by book, I thought I’d just put three books in one basket. Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine by Kevin Wilson is a collection of short stories and it is most like the books I usually read, though I can’t at
Lovers of the book, lovers of art, please enjoy the conjunction in this pdf from the Library of Congress Magazine January/February 2021 issue: https://www.loc.gov/lcm/pdf/LCM_2021_0102.pdf Do consider signing up with the Library of Congress, too. It’s a happening place!