After a pretty treacherous drive back from Michigan on Saturday, it feels pretty great to be home. I didn’t end up reading as much as I’d hoped to on the trip, but caught up a bit yesterday and have a few new books for this week. My book club is reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which I’m super excited about, and I’m also getting started on Gallileo’s Middle Finger by Alice Dreger.
If you’re checking in from a feed reader, things are looking a little different here on the site. Stephanie from New Chapter Designs put together another wonderful blog design that captures just what I was looking for.
And finally, the situation involving plagiarism of content from this site (among many others) surfaced again over the weekend and there were hurt feelings and misinformation all around. Though I don’t find the behavior excusable or even understandable for any reason, the apology and subsequent discussions have led to some great dialogue, starting with Andi’s post on not being Wonderwoman. Yesterday felt really refreshing and it’s good to know we have the potential to turn something heavy into something positive. At the same time, as Kim mentioned yesterday, I hope this also prompts a discussion on how to better handle situations surrounding plagiarism in the future.