The best chocolate sheet cake ever – This is not an overstatement. This recipe, from the Pioneer Woman, is incredible and I make it a lot (we always seem to have too much buttermilk). I leave out the pecans. Cannot recommend more highly. This cake looks humble but is absolutely delicious. A classic weeknight treat around here.
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead’s spectacular book is, as of now, my favorite of the year. This extraordinary story manages to be both excruciatingly raw and violent and luminously beautiful at the same time. I can’t stop thinking about Cora. Run, don’t walk, to read this.
Want to Raise a Tail-Blazing Daughter? – I’m so grateful to my friend Gale for sending this marvelous piece to me. Every piece of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s advice resonates, and of course I love that fostering a love of reading is #1.
24 Great Books that show Empathy and Kindness – I adore this list, which I found on twitter when my idol Michael Thompson re-tweeted it. Such a terrific list. Grace, Whit, and I have read some but not all of these, and I’m madly ordering from the library.
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