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February reads 2017

I only read three books in February, but two of them were pretty long so I actually read more pages than average, I think. All in all not a bad month for books: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (non-fiction) This … Continue reading

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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

This book was described to me as being a kind of memoir about how Nelson’s body changed with pregnancy while her partner Harry’s body changed as he started taking testosterone and had surgery. It is, and it isn’t. This aspect … Continue reading

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Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

This short book is about hope as activism, and describes different examples of how activism has worked, though sometimes over a long period of time, because “we can change the world because we have many times before.” While reading this … Continue reading

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The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla

Something I’ve been thinking about a lot recently is how we’re never taught about colonialism at school beyond “brave explorers discovered a new land” (and there’s so much wrong with that statement it’s hard to know where to start). It’s … Continue reading

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October reads 2015 – Writers of Colour month

Although I ended up being too busy with other things to blog (or read) as much as I would have liked this month, I did read some really great books. I had been planning to have some guest posts from … Continue reading

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Citizen by Claudia Rankine

This is part non-fiction and part prose poetry, interspersed with artwork and photography. There are also a number of different styles in the book, from essay to free-form poetry to collaborative poetry. It’s incredibly raw, powerful, angry, and, in places, … Continue reading

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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

There is so much in this book. It’s about history, science, the environment, religion, politics, philosophy, economics, and what the future might look like. No matter what your interests, there will be something in Sapiens for you. I kind of … Continue reading

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