ReadRightNow: July 1, 2013

Cherries. You'll see.
Cherries. You’ll see.

You know that feeling you have when you read a great book, or a thought-provoking article, and you feel the need to make your spouse, friends, co-workers, or some stranger on the street read it RIGHT NOW so you can talk about it?

Yeah, me too. That’s sort of what this is about.

I am still trying to make people read Travelling with Pomegranates so we can talk about it. I need to share articles on Facebook so that friends and I can have that same experience. And I need a slow start to my Mondays.

I have a policy that I like to set the bar low on Mondays. It’s best not to go into a Monday with too many expectations. Monday is a beginning – a slow work-up to full-blown productivity and momentum. I wish I was the type to wake up on a Monday, full of energy and bursting to get things started. But often, Mondays are just so… Monday.

So in honor of that slow build to productivity, and as a way for me to make people read what I’ve read, I’m starting a new series:  on Mondays, I’m going to be sharing some of the best things I read in the week prior. From recipes I want to try to blog posts I adored to articles I am continuing to think on, I’m going to share them with you on Mondays in a series I call ReadRightNow, because these are things I want everybody to ReadRightNow so we can talk about them. Or at least bond over them subconsciously out in the Internet ether.

(Side note:  Remember ethernet? I always thought it should be a cosmic, ethereal network of all our minds and souls. Disappointing when it was just a connection cable.)

ReadRightNow:  Monday, July 1, 2013

And in the interest of self-promotion, one of my favorite things I wrote last week was this post, “Making Our Menu,” for Food Riot:  a meditation on the weekly ritual of making a menu, considering our food, and sharing love.

Check back every Monday for a collection of the best articles, recipes, blog posts, and essays I’ve read in the previous week. And if you’ve read anything great in the past week that you need other people to #READRIGHTNOW, post it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @danastaves.

4 thoughts on “ReadRightNow: July 1, 2013

  1. ooooh, i love it when you give me reading suggestions! I get swept away by things particularly on monday mornings, when the week has yet to begin (because i’m up too early to call it “started” at that point) and i’m adrift on the internet.
    ETHERNET! you know, every time i heard that word, i thought of the line in the Hole song “Kill girls watch/ while i eat ether…” from their first album. and i’ve dated myself there, which is fine, because i was pretty awesome back in the mid-nineties. 🙂 but i always wondered why something tech sounded so much like a drug.

    1. Haha! I didn’t even make the connection of the drug ether, but yes, absolutely. Makes me think of the movie The Cider House Rules, where the doctor was always huffing ether. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has a hard time getting on track on Mondays. It’s just too big a day – the beginning of everything….

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