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Summertime Blogging

I read blogs. All the time. Generally while I should be writing papers. I’ve always held off on the idea of doing my own, maybe because I don’t think that I have anything new to add to the very nuanced and critical conversations that are happening every day in the blogosphere (which is a very stupid word, by the way). But today, while reading, I realized that if I could start a blog for myself, about the books that I’m reading, maybe it’ll get me more used to putting my thoughts out there! And it’s the summer, so I actually have some time on my hands (at least until my job starts in two weeks)!!! That gives this blog two purposes: to write about how the readings I want to do/am doing this summer are influencing and teaching me, and to get me used to writing about important topics in a public way. Enough with talk about me- time to talk about books!

Here is a list of what I’m reading right now

  • Making Space for Indigenous Feminism, ed. Joyce Green
  • Empire Falls, Richard Russo
  • The Lathe of Heaven, Ursula Le Guin (okay, I actually finished this a few days ago)

My plan for further reading is about the same as this: half academic, half fiction. While at this point I’m planning to write about everything, that might change. Expect a post on the first chapter of Making Space for Indigenous Feminism sometime soon. If you (oh imaginary reader) have any thoughts, suggestions, or anything feel free to comment- it’s unmoderated at this point because this is such a new blog.