This week's roundup is brief - it's been a full week out in the world! But the brevity reflects no lack in quality. Here are my favorite things in print and online right now:
Print-wise, I’m still working on The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee. It is gorgeous. It is also quite long, and I haven’t had much time besides Saturdays for pleasure reading lately, so don’t take my slowness for lack of enjoyment. On the contrary, I can’t wait to spend tomorrow in my pajamas devouring the remaining chapters. On deck once I’ve finished? The fourth and final Neopolitan novel, The Story of the Lost Child. Although, a copy of The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight just arrived in today’s mail, so I might have to dig into that first...
On the interwebz...
Hanna Brooks Olsen on Why Women Smile at Men Who Sexually Harass Us.
Kelly J. Baker on academic freedom and the neoliberal academy: Silence Won’t Protect You.
I’m on day 12 of YouTube Yoga Camp with Adriene. I’m skipping days here and there (for example, on Saturdays it’s not uncommon for me to tally 2 hours of biking and walking just getting around, so I feel zero need to add 30 minutes of yoga to that), but even so this series has been immensely helpful in developing a consistent home practice. I think more clearly and sleep better when I’m being kind to my body, and these gentle yet challenging videos do the trick. For free! And I can do it in my pajamas on the floor of my writing studio!
I just finished streaming season 1 of UnREAL on Hulu, and OMG I’m in love. Obviously I have a thing for reality television, so I was primed for this show before I ever watched an episode. When Rachel appeared in a “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” t-shirt in the opening episode, it immediately became apparent that I am the target audience for this show. Gladly so.