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I haven’t made a lot of progress this week — but I just scheduled how I would get my four books read by February 2nd, the day of our last check-in for the New Year’s Resolution Reading Challenge. So, here’s my plan:
Resolution 1: Understand what’s going on in my country. I plan to read The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, by George Packer with others at The Hibernator’s Library. I’m not sure what kind of direction or structure that I’ll get from The Hibernator’s Library, but if that doesn’t change my approach, I’ll read this book last after my real-life book club meets in January.
Resolution 2: End the disproportionate suspensions of black and brown youth from schools. Along with my in-person book club, I’ll be reading Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris. I sometimes read books too early and forget too much before the book club meeting. I think I can read this in seven days, so I’ll start on the 12th and make sure that I’m finished before our meeting on the 19th.
Resolution 3: Figure out how non-patriarchal, non-hierarchical groups work. I’m reading an e-copy of The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups by Starhawk for this one. I’m on page 134 of 306 — I mapped out a plan to finish reading this on the 1st of January.
Resolution 4: Use pictures to deepen my experiences and improve my communication. I will focus on Blah, Blah, Blah: What to do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam from January 1 to January 12.
That’s my plan! What’s yours?