On the suggestion of fellow popcorn blogger Susan Szafir, I am reading a fun memoir called The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Woman’s Search for the Meaning of Wife by Seattle writer Janna Cawrse Esarey. In the in-between times, I have been trolling the NationNewYorkerAtlanticMachine and getting stuck in some excellent pieces of journalism. Here are a few plugs, if you’re feeling like some socio-political commentary or just good old-fashioned voyeurism:

This fascinating article about Salman Rushdie from the September 17 issue of The New Yorker (yes, I am still behind, but at least I have made it to September).

This great interview with blogger Julia, by Ruth Whippman on popcorntheblog, all about privacy, blogging, alienating your in-laws, and writing about your kids (Julia’s blog is a fun read, too, if you’re inclined towards kidsy-things).

This article about teaching writing from the latest Atlantic Monthly. It may be inspiring a revolution in the way I teach.

This blog post, on The Nation, by Jessica Valenti, all about Momming and identity.

By the way: how did I find the time to read all this last week? I have no idea. Not this week: I must commence to sew a tiger costume for a certain someone’s Halloween.

Later this week (barring sewing disasters, earthquakes, illness, childcare snafus, or the like): my Fall Reading List.

Have you read anything great lately, readers?

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