What They Read is one of our columns on Cutline Speaks where Cutliners tell us why they love their go-to daily reads such as books, news sites, magazines, and social media.
Check out Shelby Ventura’s morning routine!
1. The first thing I read is TheSkimm for sure. It gives me a quick overview of what’s going on around the world that day from pop culture to politics.
2. I’m a bit of a San Francisco news junkie, so I’m always reading local outlets. I love to start with the San Francisco Chronicle, check out SFist, and 7x7. I also love to read San Francisco Magazine’s column “What We Were Reading While We Should Have Been Working,” that they post every day at noon with a roundup of local news. And SF Mag writes awesome profiles on local politicians like Mayor Lee and Rose Pak.
4. I’m currently trying to get through a list of “American classics” I feel like I never had the chance to read in high school or college, so I finally just finished On the Road by Jack Kerouac. I’ve always been fascinated with the ‘50s and ‘60s and this is the perfect book that captures the Beat counterculture and jazz scene that was happening in America during that time. It’s closely based on Jack’s travels back and forth between New York and California and everywhere in between with his crazy best friend Neal Cassidy.
Fun fact: Jack Kerouac wrote this book in only three weeks on one continuous reel of paper.
Next up: Light in August by William Faulkner! Woo hoo!