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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American DreamMaking Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream by Blair Imani. This covers from 1865 through 1979 and I found it very helpful for helping me understand more how things got to where they are. I wish it would’ve included a few more recent decades, tbh. Great illustrations!


*IGNORING* -Mayhem

In which there’s no linkity, but there IS a photo of cats staring you down

I’m not quite finished reading these, but I’ll finish this weekend. I highly recommend both:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good AncestorMe and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About RacismWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

I also highly recommend Library Extension, which shows you whether your library has books you search for on Goodreads or Amazon, and, if your library owns the books, how many copies in which formats and whether they’re checked out or not.


*STAREDOWN* -Chaos & Mayhem

Linkity languishes

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Print Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original ProjectsPrint Workshop: Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects by Christine Schmidt. Interesting and wide-ranging projects, from using linoleum blocks to screenprinting to cyanotypes. Unfortunately, the book is a decade old, and some of the specialized materials don’t seem to be available anymore.


“Why doesn’t Mom ever go anywhere anymore?! It’s kind of creepy.” -Mayhem

Linkity from the last days of Minnesota’s stay home order

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Brave EnoughBrave Enough by Cheryl Strayed. Ok collection of quotes that was pretty disappointing, based on the quotes I’d read from Tiny Beautiful Things.


“I’ll just let you wonder if my eye are really looking in two different directions…” -Mayhem

Linkity is not prepared for a polar vortex

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The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning StoriesThe Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Connie Willis. What it says on the tin, plus a couple of rather good award acceptance speeches.
Cartwheel in the Quiet: A Tapestry of Things Found + FeltCartwheel in the Quiet: A Tapestry of Things Found + Felt by Emily Looman. Lovely little snippet of the author/artist’s life – a path to healing told in art and scribbled words.


“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem

In which it’s your typical linkity from a server update night

Here we go – wheeeeee!

Reading Update
Terra Incognita: Three NovellasTerra Incognita: Three Novellas by Connie Willis. I’d read these before in different collections, but I didn’t remember/realize that until partway through each story and I enjoyed reading them again, so!
Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the SpectrumFunny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary. DNF – humor is one of those subjective things and this grated. My autistic experience is so different from his, I can’t even…
A Field Guide to Now: Notes on Mindfulness and Life in the Present TenseField Guide to Now: Notes On Mindfulness And Life In The Present Tense by Christina Rosalie. DNF – I love the title, but this was another one I absolutely could not relate to.


“What are you doing, Mom!? Why did you wake me up????” -Mayhem

(I didn’t MEAN to wake her up…)

Linkity’s waiting for green things to start growing

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The Truth (Discworld, #25)The Truth (Discworld #25) by Terry Pratchett. In which the printing press and first newspaper arrive in Ankh-Morpork…
Rivers of London Volume 7: Action at a DistanceAction at a Distance (Rivers of London #7 ) by Ben Aaronovitch. Good flashback into Nightingale’s past.


*judging all of us, every single one* -Mayhem

Social distancing with linkity

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Impostors (Impostors, #1)Imposters and Shatter City (Impostors #2)Shatter City (Imposters 1-2) by Scott Westerfeld. Intense first-person POV young adult scifi about an identical twin whose existence is kept secret so she can serve as her famous sister’s body double. Compulsively readable, but cliffie. ARGH. The sequel to Imposters is a little bit less of a cliffhanger, but still… Also, the next two books in the series haven’t been released yet, so it will be a while on that cliffie.


“Oh no, did I leave the oven on?!” -Mayhem

Linkity braces for the start of DST

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Reading Update
Color Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Exercises for Exploring Color Concepts through Paint, Collage, Paper, and MoreColor Lab for Mixed Media Artists: 52 Exercises Exploring Color Concepts through Paint, Collage, Paper, and More by Deborah Forman. Lots of interesting exercises in this, some of which I’ll actually even try at some point. But with just two pages devoted to each exercise, many of the more complicated ones felt incomplete.
stART Journaling: An Art Journaling WorkbookstART Journaling: An Art Journaling Workbook by Kristy Conlin (ed). This is just excerpts from some of North Light’s other books about art journaling plus lots of blank pages to journal on.


“You. Are. Too. Close. Mom. What if you sneeze on me??!” -Chaos