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fuck yes, and other declarations

A list. Should I list? I will. Current 2020 book read count: 58. Books currently in progress: 2. Can I make it to 60 before the year is out? Fuck yes.

to be read

There are some amazing books being released right now and I’m so excited. There are periods throughout the year (usually the spring/summer) when book releases are absolutely dreadful. (Dear publishers, stop trying to make “beach reads” a thing.) Anyway, here are a few that I’m totally stoked for. “Between life and death there is a […]


I’ve been (extremely slowly) reading No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work and I’ve just finished the chapter on motivation. It felt really relevant for me at the moment, especially in light of how Covid-era realities have hit people and colored their daily experiences at work.

ten books about unrequited love

A new series! My ten picks for various literary categories. First up: unrequited love. That sweet and heartbreaking feeling has been a staple trope of literature for centuries. Will it ever get tired? As long as it feels so good to see Anne Eliot and Frederick wonder if it’s too late (Persuasion), Gatsby to repeatedly […]

no hard feelings: the secret power of embracing feelings at work

Anyone who knows me knows that I feel big feelings. Big, big feelings. Big excited feelings, big angry feelings, big frustrated feelings, big silly feelings. I try to put my feelings on a diet, so that they’re not so gigantic, and I feel like I succeed about 75% of the time. You may be thinking […]

when you’re better at reading than math

So apparently I’ve read 50 books so far this year. Which means I met my 2020 goal for number of books read. I didn’t realize I had done it until today, 11 days after finishing my 50th book. I can’t add, I guess.

whistling vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do

I’m reading Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele for summer reading for my work. I can’t stress enough how much I don’t like this title for this book at all. (Speaking of stereotypes.) “Whistling Vivaldi” just doesn’t read “Awesome and Amazing Book about Stereotypes, How They […]

another 2020 read harder challenge update

It’s nearing the end of August and there’s 4 months left of 2020. I can’t even imagine what November is going to bring (my guess is an election scandal, voter suppression, military coup, you know, that kind of thing), and December will definitely be the worst holiday season in years. So I’m not going to […]

reading for pleasure when there’s no pleasure left

BUT FIRST – I feel like I’ve officially graduated into big girl pants. I got a new web host, my own domain name… not sure what else there is? There’s a lot of fancy things that I have absolutely no clue about, but they’re available if I choose to use them. If I can figure […]

well, this got weird…

What the actual fuck is happening in this world. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. There’s been too much, way too much for me to get through. So I’m not going to. We know where we’ve been and where we are. Will we make it? I fucking hope so. When the Covid shit […]