What I Read This Week: December 25, 2016

Oh yes, I am posting a list of what I read on Christmas Day. If you celebrate, I wish you a Merry Christmas. If you don't, I hope you're having a lovely Sunday.

We're hosting our families again, so everyone is in town. I love this season because it's all about sharing and giving to me. And food. I can't forget about the food. The Husband, who can be a bit of an amateur chef, is making Beef Wellington for our dinner tonight. He made it last year and it is sooooooo good. Last night, we made seafood risotto. Add all the various cheeses, meats, and cookies we have on hand and I'm surprised that I'm not in a constant food coma.

  • Magazines
    • The Atlantic, December 2016 -  Oh man, I feel like this issue should be required reading for the incoming presidential administration. And that is all I will say about that. The foreign policy lessons in both the Kissinger interview and the article on China closing itself off are very important. The article on gambling was just heartbreaking and it makes me believe that we need to investigate industry practices.
  • Books
    • I'm a few essays in to Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn. It's the first academic book I've read in awhile, but so far I am enjoying the points the various authors are making. It's also put a new spin on some of the popular culture I consume.