Earlier this year, I was browsing my library’s ebook collection and Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga caught my eye.
The first page says, “If you need this book, it is for you.”
If you read our “Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2019” post, you might remember that I was excited about the prospect of reading Melinda Gates’s book. Despite the fact that it’s not my usual type of book, I was interested in reading it because of the blurb and because it was written about some of the work supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - specifically about the work they do to support women. The title of the book refers to Gates’s primary point: “If you want to lift society up, invest in women.”
No Time to Spare is a collection of posts from Le Guin’s blog. Dates on the posts range from 2010 to 2014, and are sorted into vaguely themed sections. Le Guin died in 2018, and I’m not sure how much she had to do with the organization of the book, but the individual pieces are all her.
Like my other review this month, this book was given to me for my birthday. My husband saw it and thought it looked like something I’d enjoy. He knows me pretty well, that one.
If you’re a fan of Roxane Gay, you should definitely check out Hunger.
Okay readers, before we get started on this review, one small caveat: We have not watched...any...of Mindy Kaling’s TV comedy. (Bethany has seen No Strings Attached, and Kaling’s character was the only one she actually liked in that movie.) We did know that the commercials for her self-titled TV series, The Mindy Project, were funny, but unfortunately neither of us spend much of our scarce free time watching comedy.
With the subtitle “Living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America,” I knew this wasn’t going to be a “fun” read. I waited until I was mentally ready to dig into some hard truths.
Book: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen Movie: Girl, Interrupted (1999) Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: Curled up in a warm blanket Reading Accoutrements:If you smoke, cigarettes. Seriously, the movie makes it seem like mental health institutions in the 60s were havens of unlimited cigarettes and unfettered smoking (which is probably somewhat true)…
Paula, by Isabel Allende serves as a window to a world that I vaguely knew existed, but was not closely familiar with.