A post in four parts:
Abortion: Yesterday morning I finished Pro by Katha Pollitt, a fabulous work of nonfiction that I reviewed on Goodreads and even made a Facebook status about. I could sing so many praises for Pollitt’s impressive research and incisive writing, but at the center of it all she does a remarkable job of focusing every argument on how the war on abortion acts in truth as the war on women: on women’s rights to equality in every sense. If you feel any ambiguity toward the pro-choice movement, read Pro. Trust me.
Missing Reviews: So why did I not post my review of Pro on this WordPress blog? Why have I not posted a book review on this site for awhile? Because I recognize that some people who keep up with this blog also follow me on Goodreads, where I rate and review every book I read. In order to save people from getting notified about the same review twice, I have decided to stick with only posting my reviews on Goodreads, and I will save WordPress for posting reviews of exceptional books or for other book-related posts. On the ten-day cruise I went on this past break I finished nine books, so check out my Goodreads profile to receive updates on what I read.
Goodreads: Goodreads, Goodreads, Goodreads. This website means so much to me. I could write an entire post about Goodreads, about how it has kept my embarrassing past reviews alive so that I always see how much I have grown as a reader, how it has connected me to so many books I feel privileged to have read, and how it has helped me form friendships with others who read like they breathe. Maybe I will write that post about Goodreads, one day, soon.
New Semester: Today marks the first day of this new spring semester, and my first class – Physiological Psychology – starts in about an hour. This semester I will continue my research in Psychology, my two jobs, my other extra-curricular activities, and my full course load. I intend to love it all. Even though my schedule already looks more full than ever, I feel excited to delve deeper into Psychology and English and to learn more about and act on my desire to help people.
Where do you find yourself in life this moment? Studying, working, relaxing, all three of those or none? I wanted to get this post published before classes start to explain
why my posting rate will drop off into nothingness my current life situation without getting too deep. I hope to hear from all of you soon, and I will respond to comments on previous posts as soon as possible!