Happy New Year! 2018 was busy busy busy for me. I spent a lot of my time prepping for classes. Hopefully, 2019 won’t be as intense prep-wise because I can properly use what I already have. Still, I only “read” 53 books, and most of those were audiobooks. My reading list is not as robustContinue reading “2018 by the Numbers”
Hey! It’s been a while! On top of this year totally kicking my butt with work…I recently came down with typhus. Yes, that same typhus of ye olden days. Needless to say, I wanted to die for about two weeks, then I shakily went back to work last week just so I could hand outContinue reading “Read Harder 2019, Feminist-Style”
It was only during the last century or so that any outsider truly set out to record the culture and traditions of native Greenlanders. The person who gets (and deserves) most of the credit is Knud Rasmussen, who was determined to record as many oral histories, songs, and stories as he could; he and hisContinue reading “This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland”
Stacy Schiff’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography has been sitting on my shelves for the better part of a decade now. I picked up a battered used copy ages ago, dipped into a few pages, loved it…and then put it aside because life. Now, having finally returned to it, it’s been one of the bookish highlights of myContinue reading “Véra: Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov”
I happened upon this article from December 5, 1980 while I was doing genealogy research. It’s a little better, but the same visibility/availability arguments are still happening today.