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As a writer, I've always been interested in family stories. When I heard of a Satanic cult in my family tree, I thought I'd found the story of a lifetime. Read more.

A Peek at my Nightstand

A Peek at my Nightstand

A list of the books I've been dipping into or carrying around with me at various points this week, because I've been too busy to read more than a page or two at a time and because I'm feeling too melancholy to write anything more meaningful tonight:

The Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim. I found this one on the new book shelf of the library and the first few pages are really good and it's due in four days. 

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, given to me by a coworker who said it's been helping with his anxiety. 

Hundreds and Thousands by Emily Carr. So good, but I got sidetracked by the next book. 

The Boy Who Loved Too Much: A True Story of Pathological Friendliness by Jennifer Latson. I read an online review of this book in one of my feeds; I forget which one, but it sounded fascinating so I picked it up from the library. 

Mark Hearld's Workbook by Simon Martin. I just bought this yesterday. I've been drooling over the pictures, but haven't found time to actually read anything other than the introduction. 

The Lumber Room by Mark Hearld. I've also been ogling the pictures in this one. 

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary. It was on the clearance rack at Books a Million, marked down to four dollars. I've had it on my reading list for years, so I bought it.  

Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan. I love, love, love Bunmi's writing but have a hard time letting myself read fiction lately.

The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim. So good, yet such a slog. 

Fun fact: if you do a Google image search for "nightstand with books, labeled for noncommercial reuse," you get a lot of pervy book covers from the 1960s. Who knew. 

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