I can't fathom beginning this new week without a few words about the horrific tragedy that happened in Newtown on Friday. As the mother of a five year old, it is all too easy for me to imagine those events happening in my sons's school...to his friends...to him. But of course I know that my imagination does not even touch the way that those parents and families are feeling right now. I feel like there are so few words that mean anything in this moment, so I will just say that I am praying for those children, those parents, that school, and that town and they are on my heart and mind and will be there for a long time.
Reading-wise, I did something this week I haven't done in a long time and tried to work through two books at once. As usual, I sped through the fiction much faster than the non-fiction read. That's not to say that I'm not enjoying For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women. However, it is one of those books where you finish a chapter and you just need to mull for a while on the ridiculous ways in which doctors and 'professionals' used so-called science to justify keeping women silent and submissive.
In other news, I am scrambling to finish all of these Christmas-like things. We are hosting Christmas dinner here, which is exciting and the list of things to accomplish before then is long! Are you ready for Christmas yet? Or did you already celebrate Chanukah?
Read This Week:
I Know This Much is True
By Wally Lamb
Posts from this Week:
Wednesdays with David: The Library Dragon
Reviews of Antarctica on a Plate and The Awakening and Other Selected Stories
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
By Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
The Age of Miracles
By Karen Thompson Walker
What are you reading this week?