Category Archives: fiction

The Movement, Vol 1: Class Warfare

Hello y’all, I’m back! The book tour was such good fun, with stops in Hattiesburg, MS, Cardiff (Wales), Manchester, London, and Birmingham (England) — I’ll write a proper post about it all once I get my hands on some photos

The Movement, Vol 1: Class Warfare

Hello y’all, I’m back! The book tour was such good fun, with stops in Hattiesburg, MS, Cardiff (Wales), Manchester, London, and Birmingham (England) — I’ll write a proper post about it all once I get my hands on some photos

Wonder Woman and Mango Street

I may have spent the past couple of weeks traveling, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, so here’s what I’d like to share with y’all today:   Two very different books — The Secret History of Wonder Woman,

Wonder Woman and Mango Street

I may have spent the past couple of weeks traveling, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, so here’s what I’d like to share with y’all today:   Two very different books — The Secret History of Wonder Woman,

James Weldon Johnson’s Ex-Colored Man

I’m not sure where this little book came from / how it ended up on my shelf, but I’m glad it did. This somewhat abridged version of James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (first published in 1912) was made

James Weldon Johnson’s Ex-Colored Man

I’m not sure where this little book came from / how it ended up on my shelf, but I’m glad it did. This somewhat abridged version of James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (first published in 1912) was made

Portraits Out of Focus: Family History

I spent the past few days with this lovely copy of Vita Sackville-West’s Family History (1933). Note the copyright restriction warning on the front cover: “Not to be introduced into the British Empire and U.S.A.”

Portraits Out of Focus: Family History

I spent the past few days with this lovely copy of Vita Sackville-West’s Family History (1933). Note the copyright restriction warning on the front cover: “Not to be introduced into the British Empire and U.S.A.”

Of Optoomuchistic Woofs and Governesses

This is the whole purpose of museums, of course. One does not merely go to collect facts and souvenirs and picture postcards, but to enlarge one’s notion of all that has been, and all that is, and all that might

Of Optoomuchistic Woofs and Governesses

This is the whole purpose of museums, of course. One does not merely go to collect facts and souvenirs and picture postcards, but to enlarge one’s notion of all that has been, and all that is, and all that might

It’s February.

Time for a new blog post. What have I been up to? Well, I have been reading (surprise, surprise).

It’s February.

Time for a new blog post. What have I been up to? Well, I have been reading (surprise, surprise).

Does a Spider Know it’s a Spider? Ed’s Wife & Other Creatures

Another book I picked up at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures by Vanessa Gebbie, with lots of b/w illustrations by Lynn Roberts, is a slim, elegant little volume recently released by Cinnamon Press‘s imprint Liquorice

Does a Spider Know it’s a Spider? Ed’s Wife & Other Creatures

Another book I picked up at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, Ed’s Wife and Other Creatures by Vanessa Gebbie, with lots of b/w illustrations by Lynn Roberts, is a slim, elegant little volume recently released by Cinnamon Press‘s imprint Liquorice

Meet The Scissor Sisters (Eiki Eiki & Daigo)

Yep, I’ve done it again. I read another manga. Well, shojo, to be more specific. We talked about the different types of manga last time, I believe. 

Meet The Scissor Sisters (Eiki Eiki & Daigo)

Yep, I’ve done it again. I read another manga. Well, shojo, to be more specific. We talked about the different types of manga last time, I believe. 

Consider Her Ways (Wyndham)

 Another find from the free little library in downtown Essen: Consider Her Ways, by John Wyndham.

Consider Her Ways (Wyndham)

 Another find from the free little library in downtown Essen: Consider Her Ways, by John Wyndham.

Invitation to the Waltz / The Gipsy’s Baby

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been reading some more Rosamond Lehmann. Mostly I was curious to see how / if her other work compares to the (rather excellent) Dusty Answer. Here are my findings / conclusions so

Invitation to the Waltz / The Gipsy’s Baby

Like I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been reading some more Rosamond Lehmann. Mostly I was curious to see how / if her other work compares to the (rather excellent) Dusty Answer. Here are my findings / conclusions so

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.

Kataribe no List / The Book of List (Fujiya)

….and now for something completely different: manga! The first books I’ve bought since coming (back) to Germany: the first two volumes of The Book of List — Grimm’s Magical Items, by Izuco Fujiya.