@anniefdowns I feel like the Relevant podcast guys went extra hard on you this past Tuesday. Maybe it was all good fun, but wanted to tell you I appreciate your slices and your voice on the show! #downwiththeslicesczar
Currently reading: Bitten By a Camel by (ISBN 9781506417745)
This is very relatable. Negative self-talk can be so difficult to overcome. Have you read any Brene Brown? I recently finished her book Daring Greatly and recommend it.
Finished reading: Artemis by (ISBN 9780553448146)
This was a decent heist-on-the-moon story, but I didn’t love most of the characters, unfortunately. I appreciate the effort to make the protagonist more diverse — a Muslim woman in her twenties — but she still came across to me as clearly written by a dude. She makes a lot of jokes you would expect from a junior high boy, so she didn’t seem very authentic. For example, describing drinking water while in a space suit:
I turned my head inside the helmet, bit a nipple (try not to get excited), and sucked some water out.
There were a lot of little jokes and commentaries delivered in this awkward, parenthetical way, like she’s abruptly addressing the reader directly. That took me out of the story at times.
Milk of Abraham
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I love this part of the NWS flood warning telling you not to drive through flooded roadways: “Turn around...Don’t drown.”
I want to read 24 books in 2019.
Want to watch: Liberating Fire
Made it home from Israel. Time for all the sleeps.
Currently reading: Artemis by (ISBN 9780553448146)
I'm heading to Israel today! It's been far too long since I've traveled internationally (like, the '90s). @KentDobson is leading a tour group and I'm pretty excited, this dang head cold aside.
Thankfully no, but I believe it. There were a lot of people there.