Tag: Books

Looking Forward to the Weekend

Since you’ve got time to kill before Sunday night: put the Game of Thrones characters on this chart of ugly, beautiful, bad, and good. Would President Trump let you move to America? Find out here.  Here’s how your phone can help your mental health. Unless you’re a teen, in which case it might be doing more harm than good. Secret Secret Baby,…

Talking and Listening at Tin House

Hello rad-ish readers! I’m at a writing workshop this week and since I’m up for a Book Club post, I thought I’d write about my first few days settling in here. Thanks for reading! –Wesley Hello from Tin House Summer Workshop in Portland, Oregon! This is a weeklong writing workshop hosted at Reed College by indie publisher Tin House, featuring some crazy-good…

Reading Diversely: Emma Ewert

Below we feature an interview with Emma Ewert, an environmental educator living in the West. She made a commitment a few months ago to read books written only by people who aren’t white men for a whole year, in order to consciously seek out the underrepresented voices of literature. Now Emma has a blog, Reading Diversely- a year of not…

Book Slump

I’ve got a confession to make: I haven’t been reading. I’ve only been off the wagon for a week or so, but since I’m a firm believer in reading nearly every day (and writing nearly every day) it feels super weird to not be in a book. Also I’m a writer with a day job in publishing: I should be…

9 Must Reads

After I graduated college, I decided that in the absence of long school reading assignments it was time to bring back the person I have been for 19 of my 23 years: a voracious reader. I grew up spending hours and hours of free time curled up with book on the couch, at my brother’s baseball games, in the bath, huddled next…

Camp Nanowrimo Sucked (and Made Me a Better Writer)

Stephen King said of writing, “Don’t wait for the muse. As I’ve said, he’s a hardheaded guy who’s not susceptible to a lot of creative fluttering. This isn’t the Ouija board or the spirit-world we’re talking about here, but just another job like laying pipe or driving long-haul trucks,” and I believed him. I knew from past creative endeavors like…

Have an Eggcellent Weekend!

We made it to the weekend! Here are some things that we thought were great this week. Have you Heard? Here’s a cool bay area event this weekend. We had to google this question this week: What ARE ramps?  A new TV show that we’ve been wanting to watch after reading this review.   Health, Beauty, and Wellness Just ordered…

Today is the Day (Friday!)

Happy Friday, all! Here are a few things that have been on our radar this week.   Have you heard? ‘Tis the season of college acceptances, and here’s yet another factor to consider if you’re still deciding. This interview with Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who identifies as black, reveals another challenge in the struggle for racial justice. Representation matters,…

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…