So now we’re properly in August. How’s your week been?
I fell in love with this song and have been listening to it non-stop.
I read two books this week. Empire of Cotton: A New History of Global Capitalism by Sven Beckert. I liked the book, it had many strong points on how at the same time Europeans created laws and yet the laws only applied to Europeans, not the slaves that were imported from Africa. I didn’t know how cotton affected everything in such a wide scale before reading this book. 4/5 stars.
Then I read The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson. I have never read any Ibbotson books before and reading this made me feel like I should have? The Abominables follows a family of yetis who are forced, by tourism, to leave their home in the Himalayas and make their way across Europe to a possible new home. Fun, lighter read. I missed reading children’s books. 4/5 stars.
This weekend I went to WEEKEND17 festival in Helsinki, biggest party in northern Europe. It was a lot of fun.
Next week: Worldcon 75 in Helsinki! I’m so excited. Maybe I’ll manage to post about something else too.
What have you done? What you have you read? Any new favorite songs?
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