Sometimes we feel a modicum of shame that we’re not reading enough books. As the pile on the nightstand gets taller, the guilt grows. There’s absolutely no reason for that to be the case. Many of us spend all day, every day reading something. Literally, you’re reading this right now. Good job.
In this episode, Ray and Natalie talk about the varied things we’re reading. And it’s not just books, we cover some of the articles, children’s books, and tingling romance novellas that have been in our e-readers and browsers for the last few months. Also, go thank a librarian because they’re awesome.
Here is a short bibliography of what’s mentioned in the show:
- Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
- Americans spend more time and money filing their taxes than residents of other countries — but there are some benefits to a complex tax code by Bridget Stomberg and Lisa De Simone in The Conversation
- How a Campaign Against Transgender Rights Mobilize Conservatives by Adam Nagourney and Jeremy W Peters in The New York Times
- A New Age of UFO Mania by Marina Koren in The Atlantic
- The Tingleverse by the amazing Chuck Tingle
- Small in the City by Sydney Smith
- As always, we love to hear from you. Tell us what you’re reading, as well as any questions, comments, or ideas for future episodes. Reach out to us at podcast [at] theurbanist.org.
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Ray Dubicki is a stay-at-home dad and parent-on-call for taking care of general school and neighborhood tasks around Ballard. This lets him see how urbanism works (or doesn’t) during the hours most people are locked in their office. He is an attorney and urbanist by training, with soup-to-nuts planning experience from code enforcement to university development to writing zoning ordinances. He enjoys using PowerPoint, but only because it’s no longer a weekly obligation.