June Read-a-thon Update: Day 7

I had a long day yesterday, and could barely find a moment. It was my last day in the Oregon Student Association, and he had a transition meeting, and then an alumni event in the evening—lovely to see some folks I haven’t got to see in a while, but definitely time-consuming.

Still coming up: a full day of meeting and events in Salem and Portland on Monday, classes starting on Tuesday, a dinner party on Wednesday, and coffee with my mom on Thursday.

Here’s my reading tally for the event so far:

  • 4 pages of Partial List of People to Bleach by Gary Lutz. Notes: no update.
  • 90 pages of Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke [trans. M.D. Herter Norton]. Notes: finished.
  • 8 pages of The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac Shakur. Notes: no update.
  • 102 pages of Faces at the Bottom of the Well by Derrick Bell. Notes: still loving this one! It’s a fresh way of looking at theory and racial justice in the US, and it’s inspiring so many future projects.

Didn’t finish Faces, but that’s alright. I feel a little sad at how little time to read I’m actually finding, but it’s good reading.

Running page count: 204

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