Thanksreading 2020: A Whale of a Collection

For this year’s Thanksreading series, I’m exploring my development as a reader and giving thanks for the books and people who made me the lover of books that I am today.  Photo credit: lostinthecloud.files.wordpress.com It’s Christmas morning. Maybe 1981? Or 1982? One or the other. I’m pretty sure it’s 1981. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends …

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Thanksreading 2020: The Roots of Reading

Another year has passed, and it’s time for the third annual round of Thanksreading, my yearly round-up of literary gratitude. It’s been a strange year for reading. I’ve found it hard to focus and feel settled comfortably between the covers of many books. Given the global circumstances, it’s not surprising, and I’ve talked to other …

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Shelf Life for Summer 2020, pt. 2

Books Bought/Found/GivenOcculture: The Unseen Forces that Drive Culture Forward by Carl AbrahamsonDevolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max BrooksGhost Cat by Beverly ButlerSkeleton Man by Joseph BruchacWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiangeloThe Circle by Dave EggersHow to Fight/Love/Relax/Walk by Thich Nhat …

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Shelf Life for Summer 2020, pt. 1

Books In ProgressHow To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. KendiHard Times by Studs TerkelTime Loops by Eric Wargo Books FinishedDevolution by Max BrooksRising Strong by Brené BrownOn Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen KingBoom-shacka-lacka by William MarquessA Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry What’s this called again? Oh yeah. Writing. Lets’s give …

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