long weekend reads

If you’re reading this post, I’m on the beach right now, reading some real books.

On the docket for my weekend options:
My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rebecca Traister
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh

Don’t those just scream BEACH READ to you? Remember: last year I was reading Kristin Lavransdatter in Florida, though. Also: read Kristin Lavransdatter.

A few of those are for my reading challenge, which I will update you on soon. One is not,

But are you looking for some internet reading this weekend? Maybe some really heavy reads?? I got you. (Not really your traditional beach reader over here at all, apparently.)

Social media, depression, and suicide. – Mental illness, Instagram, a college freshman runner, and her suicide. It’s tragic, but beautifully written. Definitely has made me more aware of what I put into the world and how I consume what others put into the world. Fran had a great post that really got me thinking about this, and here is the story about those emotions in extremis for a teen.

The death penalty and the execution of Clayton Lockett. – This story is disturbing on a lot of levels. But well done and worth reading. Just be aware it is also very jarring and explicit.

A contemporary interpretation of the creation story. – Integrating the first creation story with modern science. Seamless, faith-filled, inspiring. And science. You know I love it.

How to make Washington, D.C. a better, more inclusive, and more accessible city. – A lot of these can probably be applied to many other American cities.

Holy Sparkle – a very compelling blog by a wonderful writer who is exploring her faith and the Church, she’s blowing up over there and the writing is (a-okay emoji)

Unvarnished. – I’m sure you’ve read these, butttt if you haven’t, you must read these pieces about the dark side of the nail salon business.

In any case, I hope you’re having a lovely, long weekend. Catch ya on the flip side.

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