October has been busy. A good busy that comes from learning you can adapt and you like where you are and who you’re with and even though your air mattress might deflate every night while you’re sleeping because the damn cat poked a hole in it, there’s good food and good people and you can feel yourself get better at whatever it is you’re doing. It’s a good kind of busy to be, and so I am content. I’ve tried sneaking in as much reading as I can, though that’s easier said than done, but I’m becoming more conscientious and my lunches are spent with a book balanced over my soup and sandwich, or while I’m waiting for the laundry. Thirty minutes here, twenty there, I’m doing my best. Continue reading
I’m a bit behind with this post and it’s quite small compared to the other posts that I’ve done already, mostly because, as I’ll come to share with you at some point, things have been a bit of a roller coaster and I’m trying to get into some sort of rhythm. But there’s a few things I’ve read and hopefully you’ll find something that interests you! Let me know what you’ve been reading in the comments, whether it’s articles, books, magazines, etc.
How is it the end of August already? When this post goes up, I’ll be sorting myself out in New York, having just arrived from Reykjavik and on my way to Montreal. I’ll share thoughts/feelings/etc on all that in another post but for now: Things I’ve Been Reading, the August edition.
I know I did a post like this not too long ago, but I got to thinking it would be a good thing to do at the end of the month and I was too impatient to wait for the end of August to start (plus it’s going to be crazy chaotic!), so here we are. This go ’round, instead of linking to various articles/short stories/poems/etc. that I’ve found online, I’m doing a round up of the books I’ve read during July. There’s a second hand store a three minute walk from here where everyone dumps the books they brought to read during their vacation and I get to buy them for 1€ each, which is the best thing in the world, yes? Next month, the idea is to combine both things I’ve read online and books into one post. Yay combining things! (Pssst. If you want to see what I’m reading, you can also check out my Instagram. I’m that person who takes pictures of her books. I know, I know.) Continue reading
Between my daily dose of Next Draft and theSkimm, collecting pieces from The Millions, The Paris Review, The Atlantic and The New Yorker to read, I have a bit of a collection of articles, short stories and poetry to share. Anything I find of interest, I save to Pocket (which I highly, highly recommend) and read while I’m at the pool/beach/have five minutes to kill/pretending to be busy/etc. and, if you’ve got anything you’ve read lately of any interest, share it in the comments. I tried as best I could to keep everything fairly coherent. Under each heading you’ll find articles or essays on that particular topic. Other than poetry, fiction and interviews. Those are exactly what the label says. I’ve also put an asterisk next to my favourites because I’m slightly biased like that. Happy reading! Continue reading