I joked about doing a Lana Del Rey recommendations tag.
THIS IS THE TOP TEN TUESDAY I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR.
It’s that time again!
(I meant to post this yesterday, but ended up falling asleep in a nest of blankets on my kitchen floor instead. I may be ill.)
I didn’t finish all the books I had lined up for Spiritual Health month. Part of that is my fault: I kept adding interesting titles to my list and ended up with over 30 books. I have a problem.
In my defense, the Seattle Public Library refuses to relinquish titles I’ve been waiting on for a month. A MONTH.
While I waited for those books, I kept snagging titles from female authors, like a memoir about marriage by Ann Patchett and a book on pregnancy by Angela Garbes. One copy of Bossypants and several women’s history tomes later, my feminist books outnumbered my spiritual texts. Continue reading “Feminism Month”
“So,” the interviewer starts, holding his iPhone near my face. “What books have most influenced your writing?”
“Yes, tell us,” says Adam Grant, my research hero. I haven’t figured out yet why he’s here. “Which authors acted as mentors in your youth?”
“Interesting question, Adam.” I grab the iPhone and speak directly into it “Follow-up question: Will I be mentioned in your next book?”
Adam smiles enigmatically but doesn’t answer the question.
Feeling left out, the nameless interviewer clears his throat.
“All right, chill. As it happens, I made a list of books that have influenced me.”
“Fascinating.” Adam scribbles something on his notepad. From here, it looks like, “Scrap interview – call Malcolm G,” but I’ve never been good at reading upside-down.
“This seems like a long intro to a post,” the interviewer grumbles.
“NO ONE ASKED YOU.” Continue reading “Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys”