Hello and welcome to another edition of Substack Reads, your weekly digest of great writing and writers to fall in love with.
Great roundup! Please consider sharing Charles Becker’s “To Love A Dove”. It is such a whimsical, simple, beautiful piece and I love his more serious essays and normal daily commentary, but this one was his voice but still so different with the childlike wonder it evoked.
Hey guys! I love that you celebrate writers who have recently arrived in Substack-land, and those you know are about to launch on Substack, but the only way you know this is if they have a significant online/public presence elsewhere already, I guess.
This is a shout-out for the grafters here doing good work and building strong communities as well as and the ones to come who won't get that instant hit. Might it be an idea to make a real point of spotlighting a different clutch of writers, say weekly, in rotating categories so that readers can get a sense of a 'round-up' of those writers who consistently show up in Notes, publish on a regular schedule and embody a spirit of 'lift as we climb' as they go about their days here?
I know there are many ways to build community and share our work here, and that Substack takes growth seriously. Just looking at it with a sub-300-subs perspective for a minute!
It would be really nice if we could have more of a variety. I really love discovering new writers but you’re starting to post the same people multiple times. It’s happened the last two weeks in a row.
Excited to dig into these! Especially the piece on how to approach telling your friends you quit drinking. I went through this journey a few years ago and wrote about it last year, I was surprised at how many people reached out to share similar stories. It’s an underrated challenge of quitting drinking!
Always very useful, but can you please do something about being able to delete articles when read. Since you changed the format recently, I can’t see how to do that, and o don’t want to archive everything
Let’s Go! That’s the roundup we needed! ☝🏻
I subscribe to the Edinburgh inquiry. Do i have to suffer all the substack drivel to continue.
I don't understand how people can be bored with their children. Everybody is different. I get that. But I've never had more fun in my life than hanging out with my daughter, regardless of her age. My immaturity might have something to do with that. Still, bored? Never.
So many intriguing recs ✨ y’all are always killing it with these curations
Fun write up
Things are going welluo till recent
Really enjoyed your choices. I very much enjoyed this post by Somewhere, Anywhere making a case for knowing your history https://somewhereanywhere.substack.com/p/the-case-for-knowing-your-history?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2 maybe others will enjoy it too