What I am studying: Vol. 116.

What I'm reading. Photo of bookshelves by Yury Nam on Unsplash

Hiya my darlings,  

Would you have a look at that? It’s FEBRUARY. 2021. February of 2021. Does that really feel wildly unusual to anybody else? I’ve no sense of time anymore.

It’s been snowy right here in Maryland however Mr. DitL are mendacity low, ingesting scorching chocolate, social distancing, studying good books and consuming some good meals. We handled ourselves to a field of fancy goodies from Godiva (they ship!) in honor of our 11 yr courting anniversary the opposite day and we nonetheless have just a few left. There’s nothing like actually good chocolate, is there? I’m an enormous fan. 

I’ve been feeling extra hopeful now that I’m seeing my family members begin to get the COVID vaccine however I’m additionally terrified studying in regards to the new extra transmissible variants of COVID. I do have some optimism in regards to the new yr, however I’m additionally feeling so drained by this extended time of hazard that we’re nonetheless enduring. 

How are you doing? How is February discovering you? 

I hope that you’re all protecting heat and caring for yourselves in addition to you may. 

xoxo,
Becky

What I’m studying:

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Amazon/Indiebound): I learn this complete collection a few years in the past once I was actually sick and I’ve nearly no reminiscence of it. I really like this creator’s different books (evaluate right here) and I’m excited to get to expertise this collection once more for the primary time! It’s grittier than the Grisha Trilogy and I don’t suppose it’ll change these earlier books in my coronary heart, but it surely’s nonetheless high notch Fantasy. 

The Ten Thousand Doorways of January by Alix E. Harrow (Amazon/Indiebound): my mother purchased me this e-book some time in the past and I utterly forgot to learn it till now! I’m solely slightly methods in but it surely’s completely stunning and wildly inventive. Additionally Fantasy, of the dreamy fairy story selection. 

Internets:

Product Descriptions Are as Necessary as Product Images. I’m talked about on this improbable article from JCK Journal! 

I’m nonetheless not over the unimaginable coats on show at Biden’s Inauguration. Examine badass energy coats at Vogue right here and on the Washington Publish right here

Tsarist Russia’s Feminist Intelligentsia. Archive reveals medieval nun faked her personal loss of life to flee convent.

The Boldly Female Gaze of Hiba Schahbaz. Schahbaz’s large-scale work, on view in her newest exhibition Dreaming, assert the correct to say and occupy area as a girl.

Meet The World’s Highest Freestanding Chocolate Fountain.

These are the very best 30 Physique Optimistic books you should purchase. A improbable listing from Guide Riot. 

Roam the Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum by way of Augmented Actuality.
The museum collaborated with Verizon to launch the Met Unframed, which lets you navigate by a dozen digitally rendered galleries and consider practically 50 works from the Met’s assortment.

Curiosity du Jour: Inside Out Purses of Yore. That is all about chatelaines! 

Guide pictures by way of UnSplash. This publish comprises affiliate hyperlinks. 

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