Read Time is a Mother when you:
1. Require a reset like an arrow to your apple, blindfolded and gasping
2. Desire gravel-like goosebumps,
3. Seek a ladder of language to climb ever higher
Before beginning with Phoenix Books Rutland, Bianca dusted the not-so-distant shelves of Griswold Library at Green Mountain College, and is now working in the college's sustainability office as the Community Service & Outreach Coordinator. When Bianca isn't rousing students to action or teaching writing, she can be found learning new recipes and experimenting in the kitchen, or reading up on new UN Resolutions. She's used spices in her poetry before, too, and loves books that surprise her like cayenne in mac n' cheese.
This book is gold if you are hoping to understand the complex impacts of trauma aka if you are attempting to understand the complexities of being human. The science is explained so well and you come out the other side with a deeper sense of self.
"Love Between Equals" uses science spiked spirituality to teach you how to turn personal love into true love. When reading this lovely set of instructions, I had so many "aha" moment, and so will you if you pick it up!
It really is ultimate, and I'm not vegan; though, I enjoy a mostly plant diet and I love the vibrancy of beets. I had never had a blender but got one two days before quarantine started and have been lucky to use it for all sorts of recipes!
If you give Healing the Divide a chance -- if you hold it with purpose in your hands -- then it will hold you back. The poems in this varied collection hold space for reflection and meaning-making. Read in the morning as part of your meditation practice.
I was unfamiliar with the game, "Pachinko," before I picked up Min Jin Lee's inspiring book, but if you believe in the adage that "life is a game," then her story is such: life. It incorporates so much rich world history, following a Korean family in Japan through generations after war, so you get treated to issues of gender, socioeconomics, and religion along with beautiful prose. Highly recommended!
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Would you wrap bacon up in bacon, if you could? Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Either way, you will love learning about the lives of pigs in this well-researched scientific tale. Read up, and eat up, differently, after local VT author Barry Estabrook brings back heart to the dinner table.5 out of 5 piglets!
Corn-Pone 'Pinions is a thoughtful collection of self-aware poems and essays with the added splendor of current political cartoons. Mook acknowledges his white privilege with an artful analogy in the essay, "Born on Third Base," and his poem, "Castleton University War Memorial," sheds its shadow on the grim reality of future conflicts. It's an intense and greatly fulfilling exploration of our modern society.
Artfully researched, Cain poses and answers a question I have often wondered about after growing up being called "shy" and denying it every step of the way: is it wrong to be an introvert? This book draws into the light the differences between a distinct separation in our culture and allows the evidence to speak for itself on the benefits on giving a bit more power to the quieter population.