Carrie Goldberg has two words for all of the psychos, stalkers, trolls, and pervs of the world: Fuck You. Goldberg’s mission sounds simple—to protect the rights and lives of victims of assault, stalking, harassment, and extortions—but takes the work of an army of lawyers and legal assistants.
Updated Winter Reading List
Aaaand she’s back! Having taken some time off to settle in, I’m ready to get back into the groove! Don’t doubt that I’ve been reading in the meantime, and I’ve definitely picked up a few books to add to my reading list…
Compiled Fall 2019 Reading List
From September through to November, here are all of the books that I read (and some that I shelved) during my fall reading season!
First Impressions: Dina Nayeri’s “The Ungrateful Refugee”
In a time of global refugee crises, Nayeri’s book is more important than ever. What does it mean to be a refugee? What does a refugee look like? Where are refugee camps and how does one get there?
“The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls” by Mona Eltahawy
Get angry! Rage against the patriarchy! Scream your beautiful battlecry and declare that you are going to fight back! Fueled by anger, rage, and passion, Eltahawy outlines what she defines as “necessary sins” for every woman and girl to have within them (and without.) TW: rape, sexual assault, and violence
Donna Zuckerberg’s “Not All Dead White Men”
In an era of misappropriation and misrepresentation, Zuckerberg eloquently tackles the ever-growing problem of far-right misogynist communities interpreting ancient Greek and Roman philosophy for their own good. But what impact does this action have on our modern society? And what are the problems inherent in their analysis?
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019
In December of 2018, I decided to participate in the “Reading Challenge” that Goodreads hosts every year. I imagined myself being ambitious when I set my challenge at a measly 15 books. I don’t have to tell you that this goal was easily accomplished—and then some.
First Impressions: “How Death Becomes Life” by Dr. Joshua Mezrich
A powerful, scary, and beautiful novel about one of the most daunting fields of surgery: Transplant. Dr. Joshua Mezrich brings readers not only through the history of transplantation but also through the present. Successes, failures, and complications all rise through this gripping story.
Bookmarks (Part Two)
The second part of a discussion on bookmarks and styles of bookmark-ing. Now: the unconventional stuff.
Books Abroad: Dymock’s
Much to my (very American) dismay, Australia is not host to Barnes&Noble. Fortunately, there’s an alternative: Dymock’s! This is what it was like…