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This Week In My Library 10.17.23

Oct 16, 2023

Honey, Twin Flames, and Driving Evolution

Life of a Bookman

Bookman: 1. a person who has a love of books and especially of reading. 2. a person who is involved in the writing, publishing, or selling of books. Oh, hi thats me!!

Woah, women: I just started EVE: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution by Cat Bohannon. And woah, woah, woah. This is a beast of a book in both size and knowledge. Think of it as picking up where Sapiens left off, and answering questions like: why women live longer than men? Why women are more likely to get alzheimers? And why that fat on our hips and butts is there? Every page comes with a wait whattttt!? Shout out to Caroline for recommending this to me!

Permission to relax: How to do Nothing by Jenny Odell is a good reminder to stop all the over achieving and bring the attention back to yourself. Fall always puts me in “go” mode, but this book helps slow all the way down to nurture yourself. And that's a beautiful thing.

What I'm writing: The end of That Novel makes me cry! And I can say that because yesterday I revised the end of my book (again), and it's just the kind of sweet closure I desire in any book I read. It's been six-months of digging into this very surgical, very heavy, and at at times very frustrating revision. But this time next week my beta readers will be reading the manuscript in full and giving me feedback! WOAH.

Women’s Studies

What gets passed down becomes our history. A few for the canon: If you love love, you might be horrified to listen to what happens when someone guarantees they can help “find your soulmate”. The Twin Flames podcast absolutely engrossed me last year. Highly binge-able, but also a horrible account of what happens when someone preys on a woman's desire for partnership. Also a good thing to listen to before watching the companion documentary out now on Netflix.

I mentioned my friend Carrie Keller-Lynn's writing for The Israel Times last week, but I want to mention it again and specifically share her Instagram. Please follow her. She's on the ground reporting in Israel from the sites attacked by Hamas on October 7th. Her stories are intense. Gutting. And important.

Pass It On

Stories are heirlooms. Here's one of mine: Savannah Bee Honey asked if they could follow me around for the day to checkout all my favorite spots. Writing, Books, Coffee, Books, Skye, repeat. Savannah Bee Honey is my favorite. So, so good. You can follow along on my honey-filled day. And if you want this tee or this tote at a discount, MAXIE15 will make that happen. Does this make me a honey influencer now??? Sweet dreams are made of these. Ok, I'll stop.


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