There’s been a lot of baking, writing, and reading this weekend. I’m currently making my way through Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah. Admittedly, the time has gotten away from me, so here’s an evening edition of “Sunday Morning Reads.”
My creative writing class has started and I’ve been thinking critically about what makes a good story. Coincidentally, Literary Hub shared a collection of insight from Jamaica Kincaid on living and writing.
I’m a huge fan of Roxane Gay and inhaled her short story collection, Difficult Women. (If you haven’t read it, yet, definitely add it to your Goodreads “To Read” list!) Gay chatted with Ms. about Twitter, feminism, likability, and more. Read the full interview here.
Speaking of must-reads, summer is nearly upon us. It’s time to get the beach reads ready. If you’re feeling a little nervous about what books to bring with you, here are 7 Reasons You Should Never Feel Guilty About What You Enjoy Reading, No Matter What Genre It Is from Bustle!
Drooling over Betty Liu‘s dumplings!
My best friend from college came to visit last week, and instead of going out we stayed in and made dumplings. It’s been sooo long (months!!) since I made dumplings, and all the nostalgia and joy came rushing back. Today I snuck in a few hours for myself, before I had to edit more photos or bury myself in studying. Today, I made dumplings again (to Alex’s delight), and after warming up with the first few dumplings, I fell into a rhythm, the repetitive movements soothing me and letting me breathe. This is how I relax (and we’ll have yummy dumplings for the rest of the week). How do you like the relax, to get away from it all? #microstories
I had to miss out on National Doughnut Day, this year, and Adrianna Adarme’s “S’mores Doughnuts” post gave me serious FOMO.