Howdy, Ottawa legal community! It’s the weekend, so the reference desk is closed. But to give you some inspiration, here’s what we’re reading, watching, and listening to this weekend.


Brenda: Devil in the White City
Finally getting to this after having borrowed it for years. As a fan of anything true crime, I am loving it!

Jen: How Green Was My Valley
I’m going to Wales next month, so I’m getting in the spirit with this classic Welsh novel.

Emily: The Girl Who Drank the Moon
This book was recommended to me by Neil Gaiman fans, so I had to pick it up. 


Do Blue Jays count? -said ad nauseam until October

Jen: “The Night Of” – Episode 3
This show is so gripping and intense that I’ve had to space out my viewing of the episodes. No spoilers!

Emily: “The Secret Lives of Plants” – TED Talk Playlist
I’m interested in botany and have been enjoying this playlist. This weekend I’ll be watching the second video, “The Mysterious Lives of Giant Trees”.

Listening To

Brenda: “Seth Godin tells lawyers how to make art and start a ruckus” – Episode 10 of Building New Law podcast
Fascinating listen on the future of the legal profession; I highly recommend to anyone in the industry.

Jen: “Six Degrees of Joan Crawford: Mommie Dearest” –  Episode 92 of You Must Remember This podcast
You Must Remember This is essential listening for anyone who loves old Hollywood stories. This miniseries on Joan Crawford is excellent, but if you’re a new listener, go check out the series from last summer on Charles Manson.

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