The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon: From, Goodreads “at once a gripping whodunit, a love story, an homage to 1940s noir, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written.” While it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, I really enjoyed reading it and was glad to have read something outside my comfort zone.
Executive Presence: What Nobody Ever Tells You About Getting Ahead by Sylvia Ann Hewlett: I’ve been eating away at this for ages and am so glad to be finished! It focuses on building executive presence to help you advance your career. However, it is all predicated on working from an office, so while I valued her perspective, it’ll be a little hard to put into action.
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit: I purchased this from Haymarket at a work event. I know so many smart women who have read and loved this book. I found it to be an incredibly depressing rehash of how terrible things are for women and how badly we need feminism. A chauvinist isn’t going to pick this up and learn and change his ways – and us feminists already know how bad it is.
What I Watched: Crimson Peak (so good!), The Others, Pentatonix: On My Way Home (also so very good), Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ida, Batman Begins,