🎄Day 5 - recommendations for your bestie: 📘 Touch by @cbmaum. 📗 Stay With Me by @ayobamidebayo. • Touch provides a thought provoking commentary on our tech-addicted society & the implications for the future. It's a great reminder to take control of your screen time & dedicate time to switching off. • Stay With Me is set in Nigeria & centres around Yejide & Akin (husband & wife). It's a roller coaster of a story which covers infertility, cultural expectations, loss, love, & the intensity of motherhood. • These are two of top picks of the year & I stumbled upon both of them thanks to @belletrist, my favourite insta book club. Belletrist is run by @emmaroberts & @kpreiss - two total bookworm babes who make reading look cool! 👯♀️📖📖😎💛
A great book entices you think differently, right? At work, I have been exploring a trend that explores a future that is fundamentally human. So when I came across TOUCH, a novel that follows the narrative of a trend forecaster, I couldn't wait to read it. I was then privileged enough to interview the author, @cbmaum about her novel and recent panel she sat on at Brooklyn Book Festival that explores the science of intimacy. Through explorations of empathy, compassion and intimacy, TOUCH invites us to be contemplate the immediacy and necessity for us to return to what makes us human. I urge you to read this book and be inspired to think differently.
Standing/sitting room only today at @cbmaum's Brooklyn Book Festival panel with @bakoponutts, Weike Wang, and @tonytula. The books even match! #touchthenovel#bkbf @bkbookfest @putnambooks @wordbookstores
Maum's writing is sharp, descriptive, observational. Read it for the language, and the way her writing pulls at the other senses (chapter 27 comes to mind). And for the cover, because @rodrigocorral_ hit it out of the park. "Touch" (2017)
TOUCH by Courtney Maum - Thought provoking is an understatement for this one! I really loved this book! It's not a book I would've typically chosen to read. I have never read this author before and the synopsis didn't quite appeal to me, but it was a book club pick, and the cover is gorgeous, so I read it. This book does an excellent job of showing the downfall and importance of technology. Technology plays a vital role currently, and will into the future, but it cannot replace the human touch. With respect to technology and how it has changed the way we interact with people day-to-day, I could most definitely relate to what was written in this book. It is so easy to isolate yourself from the world with technology - I think this showed me we need balance. Hopefully people who read this will be inspired to reach out to their family and friends for interaction and not just depend on their devices for happiness. I highly recommend this book to EVERYONE! Go out and get a copy now! 🐈🌈 ••• I rated this LOVELY book 💜💙💚💛❤️ / 5 on Goodreads!
Books + Ice Cream? Two of my favorite things. Thank you @bluemarblebk for a wonderful Tuesday night with real and honest panelists 📷: @ssjo33 @ice_cream_books and @cbmaum who wrote my favorite @belletrist read thus far! #touchthenovel 🍦🍬📚
We had such a blast eating our weight in ice cream at the @cbmaum #touchthenovel x @ice_cream_books x @bluemarblebk event last night!🍦📚If you missed out, the custom #touchthenovel flavor, NEO-Politan, is available at @bluemarblebk through 8/15 - hurry hurry!😋#icecream #collab
What a wonderful event last night! If you missed it, @ssjo33's remarkable NEO-Politan flavor is available at @bluemarblebk thru the 15th (next Tuesday)! Thanks to @cbmaum, @putnambooks, @samanthalust, and @alliemisch for organizing and running a great panel conversation!
Such an honor to host @cbmaum in conversation with @ice_cream_books and @ssjo33 last night! Come by Underhill Avenue THIS WEEK to try our new flavor "Neo-politan," inspired by Courtney's #touchthenovel 💙 #spreadthelovenyc#regram @sallyjkim
Can we do this every Tuesday? Kid-friendly #icecreamsocial celebrating @bluemarblebk and @ice_cream_books' special flavor honoring @cbmaum's #touchthenovel. The kids couldn't believe I knew a "real author," and enjoyed seconds. (OK...thirds.) Packed house, with @putnambooks in full force!