Category: Book Club

Krista Tippett: Heart Mind and Spirit

  You can disagree with another person’s opinions. You can disagree with their doctrines. You can’t disagree with their experience. – Krista Tippett One of the people turn to when I feel panicked about the state of the world is Krista Tippett. Her ability to unweave that which is complex and overwhelming, and distill it to the essential, forgivable characteristics of…

A Game of Thrones: Worth the Read?

Though it took me a while (read: an unfortunately long while) to come to my senses, I am, now and forever, a dedicated fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones series. It wasn’t actually that hard to fall in love with the show, once I learned to expect the unexpected, in terms of severed body parts and full frontal nudity. It…

My Book Advisor

So lately I have felt a bit cooped up in my flat, confined by the cold and rainy months that make up the Danish Winter. However, during these past few months I have finally found the time to start chipping away at the long list of book recommendations given to me by my Grandma. My Grandma is a serious reader.…

Event Alert + Reading Recommendation: Rebecca Solnit

While on vacation in New York City this winter I happened upon Rebecca Solnit’s book of essays Men Explain Things to Me. I finished it soon after in a chic Williamsburg cafe. You may already be broadly familiar with Solnit, whose work inspired the slang term “mansplaining.” My boyfriend was simultaneously reading Ready Player One (which I would also recommend),…

When Breath Becomes Air

What turned out to be my favorite book that I read last summer was recommended to me by my lovely college roommate and fellow rad-ish blogger, Snow. It was toward the end of the school year that we began discussing it, amid the chaos that was finals and graduation, so I didn’t pick it up until a few months after…

A Long Way Home

Title: A Long Way Home Ganesh Talai as seen on Google Earth After watching Lion, shedding a few tears during the movie, and then spending the next two weeks obsessively listening to Never Give Up by Sia, an excellent song featured on the soundtrack, I knew that it was time to finally pick up the book that the movie was…

Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis

When I was at a writing and publishing conference this February a really nice Coach House Books employee recommended Fifteen Dogs to me and, being Canadian, promptly apologized for making me buy a book from his table which was selling books. Then he gave me a free tote bag. I think being from Toronto might not make you a natural…