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May 24, 2019
The Five Senses
How to read more in the age of content. An exploration of bookstores, reading, and what reading means for us in the context of our lives. 
Inspired by All Things, the Instagram account of inspiring things.
Game of Thrones is over, but we can still talk about my favorite character, Brienne. 
What Colin Levy found in his artist grandfather's journals. 
How a news anchor broke the unspoken dress code.

What I'm Reading

After watching Shrill, I read Lindy West's book of the same name on which the show was based on. Some parts of the book are heartbreaking and others had me laughing out loud (which, admittedly, is hard for most books to do). West discusses her love of comedy and how it broke her heart, her struggle growing up as a fat woman and the world's perception of her. I also read the article that was mentioned in the show and West discussed in her book titled "Hello, I Am Fat." Shrill is a great show and book, and is adding to a new culture of media showing fat characters who don't hate themselves.


I read about Labyrinth and how it captures the darkness and confusion of childhood, an interview with Joanna Newsom (after re-listening to her wonderful album Have One On Me), about the murder of Summer Inman, and Laura Dern's career and life, who I'm really looking forward to seeing in Big Little Lies season 2 in June. 


If you're a writer in the Boston area, I've started a discussion group for writers. These will take place once a month. 

"The Writers’ Roundtable is a gathering for the exchange of ideas on writing. This is not a workshop, but an organized discussion for writers and editors about topics beyond the page, keyboard, and pen. Some topics include submitting to literary magazines, the novel writing process, what kinds of contests writers submit to, and how writers come up with ideas."

Take a look at the details on Eventbrite. Spots are limited so if you're interested, make sure to RSVP as soon as you can!
Journal of the Week
Alexandra Kesick is the author of I Knew You Once and Deep Gentle Blue, published by Ghost City Press.
Copyright © 2019 Alexandra Kesick, All rights reserved.

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