Between the mini-vacation and the asthma drama, I didn't do much online reading this week.
So, I have a question for you instead of my usual list of links. I enjoy reading short fiction and non-fiction on my Kindle, but I am having a hard time finding short things to buy. Has anyone figured out how to reliably stand alone short stories and non-fiction on Amazon? I'm getting a mix of short stories, collections, and full length novels in my searches, and it is annoying me.
Or... have you read any good short eBooks recently? Tell me in the comments.
If I find some good stuff, I'll write another post with recommendations.
And since I feel guilty not giving you any links, here are two reading-related ones:
First, if you live in San Diego, do you want to help Erin at Such Small Steps start a small library? I think it is a cool idea.
And then, I really liked this Big Idea post over at Whatever, by author Lara Zielin. The book sounds interesting, but what really caught my attention was this quote:
"I forced myself to admit that the magnetic attraction I felt for Bradley
was less about him and more about me being desperate to find someone
who would just—I don’t know, think I was cool or something. When was the
last time my spouse and I had thought the other was a badass? Not in a
long while, that’s for sure."
Because, that summarizes one of my favorite things about my relationship with my husband. We both think the other one really kicks ass. Sure, we argue over whether to outsource more chores or whether an extra $10 per month on a cell phone bill is worth it, but those are the disagreements of two people who really respect the others' opinions and want to build on each others' strengths to create a fabulous life together. And yes, we are sometimes a little in awe of what the other one can do. I'm not sure that always comes across in my blog, because it seems strange to write gushy posts about my marriage. But there it is, and that is why I never worry when he tells me about the cool women he works with (for a software company, his company has a lot of women, and they are mostly all really amazing) and he never worries when I talk about the men with whom I spend my days, even though some of them are pretty cool, too. We're just happy that we both like our colleagues so much.
So anyway, sorry for the link shortage this week. Here's hoping next week is back to normal!