It’s been a while since my last site redesign, and a course I’m taking through Ryerson spurred me to reimagine how this site should look.
The online journal of Nico Mara-McKay.
The current state of my home office, January 2015.
Just a reminder for my fellow vegetable growers out there: check your zucchinis.
I had a late start with my vegetable garden this year, with the weather we had in Toronto. Everything seems to be coming in late, but it’s finally starting.
One class in, and already my expectations are being challenged. I’m really excited to see where we’ll go from here.
In 2012 I read almost twice as many books by men as women, and in 2013 I wanted to change that. But my approach was kind of lazy. I didn’t actually do much to seek out books by women. I kind of forgot my mission, and just read whatever I found interesting, so I was a little worried about what I’d find.
In 2013 I read 171 books, 81 books written or edited by women, and 90 written or edited by men, 47% and 53% respectively. A heck of a lot better than the 35% I discovered last year, but still not balanced.
I read a lot more poetry (47) than fiction (22) in 2013, and of those, 62% of the poetry was written by women, and 55% of the fiction. It’s encouraging to see improvement here. I read more literary criticism and books on writing by women than I did previously, though this still accounts for only 42%. (NB: Still looking for recommendations for great critics – women or men.)