During the pandemic, I started noticing people’s bookshelf. And the books on them. And then I created my own bookshelf with all the books I’d like to read. So this is an aspirational shelf of books! But I realized what a pain it is to draw and cut out words in linoleum because they have to be backwards so that they print correctly. I’m getting better, but this isn’t my strong suit!
I love reading. It has always been a great form of escapism and edification for me. I love to be transported into other people’s lives and thoughts. And it’s truly how we can develop empathy and understanding for people and cultures we don’t know; we live in their shoes for a short while.