Good Stuff! Mr. Holmes and 13 Hours, the book

Earlier this month I watched Mr. Holmes. It left me with this fine peace. With this feeling of goodness and light, in spite of, or probably because of, a number of poignant moments. It also surprised me. To write a story like this, to give people this kind of gift… What a wonderful, powerful thing.

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Blindingly white and female!

The Guardian just published a report of a survey taken of 34 American book publishers and found that 79% of staff are white and 78% female. Or as The Guardian put it “blindingly white and female” as if it’s some kind of horror show.  The rest of the article bemoans the lack of diversity in publishing

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Good Stuff! Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is the finest book I’ve read in some time. It’s tells an engrossing and true World War 2 story about Louis Zamperini, who started out in life as a steal-and-run trouble-maker. He was a kid who’d try the patience of Job. His mother tried to reform him to no avail. His father

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