Hello and welcome to another edition of Substack Reads. While the subject matter of this week’s handpicked posts is a mixed bag, you can count on one thing: great writing from across Substack. We hope you enjoy it!
One of the best pieces I've read in the past week on Substack has been on the noise surrounding how few copies some books seemingly sell. This piece unpacks the claims really well (and be sure to read the comments): https://countercraft.substack.com/p/no-most-books-dont-sell-only-a-dozen
I really enjoyed this piece on death in London: https://theroost.substack.com/p/on-death-in-london?utm_medium=email (be affluent if you want a nice spot)
And if like Thelonius Monk, Ted Gioia has you covered: https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/the-plan-to-turn-thelonious-monk?utm_medium=email
Great list! My sis and I just had Leah McLaren on our Reframeables podcast - the same wit and intelligence you read in her substack shows up in live conversation! That convo will be out at the end of September - anyone who is keen on Juvenescence will want to listen! Dets in our Reframeables substack.
I LOVE getting this. I get so underwater with my own newsletter that I feel like I'm missing out on SO MUCH. Great job.
I enjoy these and always find newsletters to follow! Thanks! Meanwhile some of my favorites are Weirdo Poetry and Kareem Abdul Jabbar ✌🏼
Thank you for keeping me up to date on the whinging of a man-hating brainless crybully whose toxic femininity is fueled by equal parts estrogen and social media dopamine. Takes me back to the era years ago when people used to pretend to listen to her so they could stare at her tits.
I have found myself looking forward to and relishing Substack Reads. Certain of its articles particularly enlighten me and light is the food I need to keep going.
The AI art piece was interesting. My kids have gotten into the AI art platforms and, as a want-to-be-illustrator-but-mostly-doodler, I’ve often wondered how much of that artwork they can actually claim credit for. It’s a fun and fascinating concept, but it does raise many questions.
Everything Tara writes is extremely well considered. She’s doing some interesting things with her land beyond canning on labour day weekend. Its worth checking out. This piece is a bit different but gives a perspective I’ve yet to see elsewhere.
Female directors snubbed: I give you Greta Gerwig and rest my case; not to mention screenplays, original and adapted. What’s up with that? Good grief.
ok! But we have only one goal and all the rest is diversion. returning to a constitutional republican form of government this year 2022. I quit reading novels and am into the here and now of this crazy world I find. The fight is on.
Great list! The best thing i read this week was a breakdown of debt in Canada, from Economic Insights: https://economicinsights.substack.com/p/household-debt-in-canada #goodreading
Have just read The Trees by Percival Everett - an astounding achievement
Where is Mercola
This article has changed my perspective:
I write more thing about