good reads | 35

justin-trudeau-prime-minister-canadaI love a thoughtful link roundup as a way to discover the fantastic writing others are reading and sharing online. Here are my good reads from the week that was.

Good Reads

Inadvertently, here’s Good Reads #35: the I ❤ Canada edition… love my country.

#welcomerefugees — I have been so proud and humbled to work on this file.

Trudeau’s Canada, again. Excellent longform from last weekend’s New York Times Magazine.

How ’bout a little more big American journalism loving on PM Trudeau? This time, in the January 2016 issue of Vogue.

Just in time for our 150th birthday, a Canadian typeface to merge the country’s many languages. 

Canada named the world’s most respected country.

And on a lighter note, much love for Toronto’s fatter-than-usual squirrels.

Long form: The best book I will read in 2015 arrived in December. Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies was an ambitious, brilliant and layered read. I did not glimpse at a single review before I stepped into this book — and I hope everyone who reads it does so with the same virgin eyes — it was splendid to have the story collapse upon and expand into itself without any preconceived expectations. So: read the book. Then — and only then — read the (rightly) praise-laden reviews. 

Other Roundups to Love

Fathom’s Links We Love (updated Saturdays)

Food52’s Weekend Reading (updated Sundays)

101 Cookbooks’ Favorites List (last updated: 2015/12/02)

[lead image: Norman Jean Roy forVogue, January 2016]

Good Reads on Some Infinite Thing is updated every Friday (or Saturday) morning.

2 thoughts on “good reads | 35

  1. i cried when i watched that video of Trudeau welcoming the refugees. as a former refugee/boat person, it gives me hope that there are people/countries out there willing to step up and help them, as my own adopted country is the throes of such polarizing hate-talk.

    1. Hi Lan — yes and yes. I’ve felt a surge of hope/goodness of late as I’ve seen and been part of this welcoming. Trudeau has set a stand-up example for our country and Canada has responded with (mostly) open arms. x

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