A Reader’s Confession

The Read or Rid Thing is about more than just addressing my compulsive book-buying. It’s about accepting who I am and who I am not and letting go of some idealized, intellectualized image. Damn, that seems like a lot of pressure for some books on a shelf. But I spent my adult life curating my…

The Book Club Thing

I am really struggling with what to write about this week. Truth be told, I am in the midst of the worst depression I’ve experienced in 14 years. It’s really bad, you guys. I don’t even have words to talk about it. And current political actions aren’t doing anything to decrease my feelings of dread…