Commanding Hope (review)

(This review written in exchange for a free e-version of the book, provided by NetGalley.) *113th climate book* Climate activists tend to obsess over a small number of theoretical subjects: Is capitalism the devil, or our saviour? Is climate change its own separate issue, or the end result of colonialist patriarchal white supremacy? and DoContinue reading “Commanding Hope (review)”

The Age of Angry Women

I’ve been keeping journals since elementary school, and they are, generally, what you would expect from journals: hard-back notebooks filled with lined pages covered in a not always legible scrawl of to do lists, New Year’s Resolutions, goals I had or things I wanted to try, quandaries I was trying to work through, and ofContinue reading “The Age of Angry Women”

Review: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

(The weirdest thing happened this summer, Dear Readers. I made some shorts and t-shirts for myself and Frances and Mysterious Others, and I thought — you know, I have enough summer clothes now. There’s really no need to sew another dress or skirt. Let’s do something else. You’ll probably be seeing bits and pieces ofContinue reading “Review: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World”

Review: Women in Clothes

Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti My rating: 2 of 5 stars I finally finished this book. It took me several months to make my way through it; this was not, for me, a pick-it-up-and-finish-it-in-one-go kind of book. That’s not necessarily a bad thing; I have a lot of books in the slow-read category thatContinue reading “Review: Women in Clothes”

Review: Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science

Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by Philippe Squarzoni My rating: 4 of 5 stars The first 25% of the book did nothing for me. It was a very dry recitation of the climate facts I already know, in graphic novel format. If you’re the kind of person who gets most of yourContinue reading “Review: Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science”

Review: Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message

Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message by Tara Mohr My rating: 2 of 5 stars Boy, am I ever glad I didn’t pay for this. Mohr’s heart is in the right place. She wanted to write a book that would help women overcome a lifetime of┬ásocialization and learn to believe in ourselves,Continue reading “Review: Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message”

Review: Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs From Classic Blocks

Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs From Classic Blocks by Katie Clark Blakesley My rating: 2 of 5 stars I’ve had Vintage Quilt Revival for about a year, and finally got around to making a project from it. The blocks, projects, aesthetic and photography are all very appealing and pretty. But either it was myContinue reading “Review: Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs From Classic Blocks”

Review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Follow my blog with Bloglovin (sorry for that. i’m going through the tedious process of claiming my blog — yes, it took me forever — and apparently i have to include that in a new post. so) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein My rating: 1 of 5 stars Naomi’s politicalContinue reading “Review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate”