I don’t know about the rest of you, but here in Portland the weather has been gray. And rainy. And gray.
Luckily my parents visited last weekend and were treated to one day of sun, which fittingly happened on Sunday! We made sure to visit one of Powell’s locations, and while I magically didn’t buy anything, my parents definitely went home with an armload of books!
I’m not as far into Middlesex as I thought I would be, but I’m intrigued to read more. I really love Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides and was surprised that Middlesex was published almost a decade later.
Let’s hope I enjoy it just as much!
Links We Love
Anyone want to join me and visit the best bookstores in every state?? Let’s make this happen!
Who run the world? Girls. Here is an awesome list of contemporary YA heroines you should make sure to read. Read and resist, folks!
As someone who really truly did make a raft out of tiny sticks, put her dead goldfish on top, lit it on fire, and set it afloat on the Columbia River, I really appreciate these kids in Scotland who also gave a Viking funeral to some well-deserving goldfish.
And from Electric Literature there’s a wonderful list of 34 books by women of color to read this year. Adding ALL of them to my TBR pile.
Finally this English photographer tracked down people he had photographed 40 years ago and photographed them again! I love the side by side photos. Yay for photography!