Trying to carb up in preparation for finally finishing this book. It‘s been a slog but more because I find the content depressing than anything having to do with the writing. #solosaturday #needenergy
Between the first half of the Pats game, this book on the depressing state of our politics and my messy house, I have given myself quite the case of self-inflicted #sundayscaries 😱
Long weekend Sunday nights...not a piece of grading in sight. Just the Good Place and a library book. #nosundayscaries
This book is strange & made me very angry. It tries to grapple w/ the choice many white Texans made to not tell their slaves that they had been freed until 1865 (Juneteenth). In creating drama, Rinaldi centers the story on the premise “if only we told the slaves they were free” instead of “if only we didn‘t ascribe to this racist institution” and seemingly unintentionally absolves its white characters of any agency w/ in the story. #soproblematic
One of the most important books I‘ve ever read. This details Dr. Burke Harris‘s journey to develop treatments for toxic stress and integrating the ACE study into her pediatric practice. As a teacher working in a trauma informed school, it was so helpful for my education and I could not recommend it more!
Are the pages warped because I spilled my water on it three months ago or because I cried a gallon of tears reading it this weekend? 🤷🏻♀️
Not sure I ever understood what the central premise of this was supposed to be so I found some parts to drag and other parts seemed cut short. I would have liked to know more about how Vowell experiences this history and not necessarily a (humorous) retelling of the history.
Learned my lesson from the other day, when my cousin begged me to come over and hang out because I was the “best babysitter ever” and promptly ignored me for her friend on FaceTime and I was stranded without my book. I really should bring my book no matter what, even when I think I‘m cool enough to hang out with! 😂😂😂 #royalsobsession #cousinoncall
I learned so much reading this book about global migration and subsequent urban planning policies. Though because this book was written in 2011, when the author would make predictions about the rosy future of global immigration, I found myself saying “if only you knew.” But this book concisely and comprehensively provides readers with a way to look at the geopolitical implications of people moving into the world‘s cities. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Beachy blue with a pop of sunshine!
This series will definitely be a library series from here on out. I enjoyed the book just fine but have no real sense of urgency to go pick up the next one. I found the whole premise of how Maisie got so deeply involved in the story to be unrealistic but I appreciated the pay off.