What I'm Reading | June 2015

Aside from a mostly gloomy month in Los Angeles weather-wise, June shaped up to be filled with some good things like dinner parties with old colleagues, tomatoes from the farmer's market (see above), a new Whole Foods that opened in my neighborhood, donut eating, and magazine launching.

I've also downloaded Kindle samples of all the books Terry Tempest Williams has ever written, and can't decide which one to read next. (I read When Women Were Birds last year and I'm hooked on her writing.) It's a good problem to have, and one I'll be pondering between the hours of 4 am and 6 am, when my pregnancy-induced insomnia seems to be at its peak.

Not all mothers are great cooks. 

The power of the long walk. 

Juan Felipe Herrera is the new US Poet Laureate.

A cheese historian is a real job, and he knows why Swiss cheese has holes. 

The gift of a mother's library.

Have you tried this revision method? I haven't done it since college. Also, the seven things writers need to make a living. 

The 15 best writing blogs. 

The moods and recipes of Nigel Slater.

Stubborn gladness.

How to read a menu like a food critic.

Don't follow your passion, follow your contribution

A road map for eradicating world hunger.

How to make blackberry rhubarb pie.

The art of neighboring

Should you stick to the recipe?