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This year has been a year of being very aware of my reading and book-buying habits. This isn't a new idea; my friend Lilit read only books by women in 2013. But as a white person who tends to gravitate toward post-modernism, I've found my bookshelf crowded with a lot of dudes.
Interestingly, though, I didn't necessarily mean to only read books by women this year -- just in becoming aware of it, in part because of efforts by writers like Lilit to point it out, I noticed that every time I went to a bookstore, I would look more explicitly for books by women. And then that's just what I would buy. I realized only afterward (like, last week), that I'd read solely women.
Awareness: Literally the easiest thing and somehow it changes everything.
Boyfriend and baseball and beer and cold brew and keeping the dog cool and reading beside bodies of water.
Summer as an adult is pretty excellent.