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Beautiful Sentences: Tommy Orange

She presses the Home button and for a second, just for a small moment, thinks she should open her other Facebook feed. On that other Facebook, she’d find the information and media she’d always been looking for. On that other Facebook feed, she’d find true connection. That is where she’d always wanted to be. Is what she’d always hoped Facebook would turn out to be. but there is nothing else to check, there is no other Facebook, so she clicks the screen off and puts the phone back in her pocket.

Tommy Orange, There There.

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Beautiful Sentences: Tommy Orange

Those hills bend time.

Tommy Orange, There There.

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2018 in reading

I’ve noticed that over the past few years, the number of books I’ve read each year has been in steady decline. This year I read just 67 books (which, I suppose is still a fair amount).

My favorite reads for the year, in alphabetical order, were:

It’s worth noting that my list is female-dominated, moreso than my overall reading, which continues a pattern from previous years.

Some statistics: books by women accounted for 52.4% of my reading, up from 50.8% last year. PoC: 21.4% up from 16.3%. Dead White Men 10.5% down from 20.1%. Non-US 25.7% down from 39.8%. Translations 4.6% down from 14.1%. Authors new to me 76.7% up from 68%. Re-reads 0.7% down from 2.8%. Authors I’ve met relatively flat 7.5% from 7.2% Median publication year 2013 vs 2009. Books advanced in the reading queue to meet demographic goals, 35.8% up from 24%. Books read as novel research, 16.4% down from 22.7%.

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