It’s that time! Here’s the July, 2017 edition of what I’m reading, supplemented with some of what I’m listening to. Here’s a hint: It’s summertime, and I’m not going to give you any academic reading right now. So there.
June’s book group novel was La Rose by Louise Erdrich. The writing is lyrical, the story a bit magical…so much goodness, and it resulted in a juicy discussion.
I’m just settling into July’s selection: Case Histories by Kate Atwood. I’ll report back, but the first 50 pages have been fascinating.
Barking up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker– I’ve recommended his Sunday blog/ email more than once. The book is a terrific complement to his usual investigation style that helps enhance personal success.
From HBR, ways to weave self-care into your workday. I love that they also support the idea of not “shoulding” all over yourself. It’s an unhealthy practice.
From the New Yorker, “America’s Future is Texas.” It’s a great explanation of how my home state really is a bellwether for current American politics.
Sam Sanders (from NPR) is also an expat Texan and recently started his podcast, “It’s been a minute.” Tuesdays are a “deep dive” with another public figure, and Fridays are a catch-up for the week. Highly recommended- I’m listening to his interview with Timothy Simons as I type.
For my foodie friends, I recently stumbled across “The Food Chain” from BBC. Each week they focus on a food or food culture related topic in a very approachable manner.
Last but not least, a plug for NPR’s “Up First.” It comes out daily Monday-Friday and gives you 15 minutes of news highlights for the day.
Happy Dog Days of summer, folks!