On October 12, I had the pleasure of finally meeting my favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty. It was a signing for her second published work, From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death hosted by distinguished D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose. The same humor and charisma that makes Doughty’s “Ask a Mortician” YouTube series so successful lends itself well to writing and book promotion, delighting her audience and readers. When I first covered Doughty in an interview and book review in 2014, I called her a death geek to highlight her relevance to our site. Now it’s increasingly clear that no stretch of the imagination is needed to show that the good death movement and feminist movement are intertwined. Continue reading From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty: Review and Signing Experience
Over the summer, I participated in a Sci-Fi reading challenge by Fortified by Books. In addition to motivating me to get around to reading some great sci-fi, it made me realize something liberating: you can invent your own reading challenges! For years, I have been participating in those year-long 50 category challenges, but sometimes they started to feel oppressive. That’s why I love these short-term challenges that increase my knowledge of a specific genre. So this fall, I challenged myself to break into a genre I rarely touch, by reading as much nonfiction in the month of November as I can. Here are some of the books I chose: Continue reading Personal Reading Challenges: Nonfic November
Want to see the progress Kayla, Megan, and Carly have made since March on their reading challenge? Check out this month’s accomplishments below!
Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: April Updates
You know the deal by now. Back in January, Kayla, Megan, and Carly embarked on a reading challenge for the new year. Each month, they try to read some books that fall into very specific categories from a list put out by POPSUGAR, and check them off on their own copies of the list, until they’ve read them all by the end of 2015. So let’s see what progress our heroes have made in their journey since February: Continue reading Geekettes’ Book Challenge: March Updates