So it’s June. We’ll be honest — this was unexpectedly delayed from earlier in the month and then delayed again. It’s an unsettling time out there, for so many reasons. Here are some books due out this month. We’re excited about them. Maybe you will be, too. Maybe you’ll find something in one of them to better understand the world; maybe you’ll find something in one of them to give you a moment of levity during a trying time.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Mira Jacob and Samuel R. Delany, revisiting the social novel, and more.
by Lucie Britsch
She warned me on our first night together that there might be sharks. Not just regular ones but night ones, swimming around the bed. If I wanted to call it off, she understood.
I said we could go back to mine but she said it didn’t matter, the sharks would still come.
In our morning reading: an interview with Sam Pink, fiction by Melissa Broder and Lucie Britsch, and more.
Sex Robots by Lucie Britsch My family like to eat but my father thinks that sounds like we’re all obese so he says we’re foodies because he read it somewhere and thinks it sounds like it might be a rock band from the 70’s.
That dumb space movie by Lucie Britsch It is Halloween and they have made us dress up because there is a party after work and they thought that if we were already in our costumes we were be more likely to stay for the party than go home and then probably almost definitely not come back because who goes to a work Halloween party by choice?
Stop procrastinating and start your own food business by Lucie Britsch That was the name of the course. Stop procrastinating and start your own food business. Ok! I will! I thought, and I might have even punched the air, but no jumping I hadn’t realised that was what I was doing but who was I to argue with this guy. This guy in his plaid shirt with his rugged beard holding a wooden crate on his shoulder like he knew […]
In our weekend reading: thoughts on Alexandra Kleeman’s new collection, interviews with Margaret Wappler and Nisi Shawl, and more.