Category Archives: musings

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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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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