Real Life

2020 Gift Guide

It's 2020 and I'd like to highlight some small businesses (and a few larger ones) that you can order from this holiday season. I buy from some of these shops regularly and would love to see them get more business. Check out these stores for great gift ideas. Art Prints Beverly Johnson sells soft sapphic… Continue reading 2020 Gift Guide

Books, Real Life

Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Whether you're buying gifts for friends and family or browsing for books for yourself, this list might help point you in a direction. I hope you find something you like. For the history buffs: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari The story of us in under 500 pages. The Anthropology of… Continue reading Holiday Book Shopping Guide

Books

Powell’s Haul: What did I just buy?

My mom and I headed down to Portland for May the 4th. Miraculously, EVERYTHING was on sale. I found an entire collection of bargain social science books in the Red Room. I also abandoned some of my most-anticipated reads for newer, less familiar books. Oh, and I forgot to buy The Handmaid's Tale, despite walking past… Continue reading Powell’s Haul: What did I just buy?