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About theslipperyreader

When I was ten, I was grounded for reading and riding my bike at the same time. I know what you're thinking. The answer is "Boxcar Children".

Books: Monday Micro Reviews

Every Monday, I post “micro reviews” of each book I’ve finished that week. Based on a 5 star system, I will rate each of the books based on multiple criteria. Let me know your thoughts! Do you agree? Disagree? Monday … Continue reading

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An important article: 12 things white people can do now because Ferguson

Like millions of other people around the world, I am devastated by the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. I grew up in St. Louis and I love my hometown, but there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Books: Monday Micro Reviews

Good morning and happy Monday! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Monday Micro Reviews. Little reviews? What’s the deal with that? Okay, so I love discussing and recommending new books. However, I don’t always have the time (or inclination) to … Continue reading

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50 Novels by Female Writers Under 50

Last week, Emily Temple of Flavorwire wrote an article that caught my eye: 50 Excellent Novels by Female Writers Under 50 That Everyone Should Read. Naturally, I’m excited about any article that promotes reading more female authors. I decided to … Continue reading

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Goal #1 Asking for a Raise

One of the ways in which I intend to use this website is to chronicle my experiences as a youngish professional: stories, mistakes, successes and what works/what doesn’t. And, of course, what I’m reading along the way. I’ve had a … Continue reading

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Books by Women: Beginning the Master List

As I embark on this year of reading women, I have a running list of want-to-reads. Currently, my to-read list is a random smattering of books that I have downloaded onto iPad or have purchased and are glaring at me … Continue reading

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Reading Important Books By Women: Chapter One

This idea of being intentional when selecting books was intuitive before it was a conscious decision. It started near January of this year and swelled right before the wedding: I found myself choosing books specifically by women. Some of the … Continue reading

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Expansion

I remember the vertiginous feeling I experienced the first time I read Jeanette Winterson’s Written on the Body. It was the feeling of my perception not just expanding but fundamentally altering. The book is a love story in which the narrator is purposely … Continue reading

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