Category Archives: non-fiction

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,

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

Daddies, Daughters, Dancers: Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Free comic book day (always the 1st Saturday in May) usually means that my preferred local comic book shop has a big sale, as well as giving out a lot of free comics. Earlier today, I dug deep in the long,

’tis the season: Letter to a Friend, about Faith

This post is an unusual one in as far as it is not about a specific book or reading-related topic, although faith and reading do go hand in hand much of the time. This post is more personal, and if

’tis the season: Letter to a Friend, about Faith

This post is an unusual one in as far as it is not about a specific book or reading-related topic, although faith and reading do go hand in hand much of the time. This post is more personal, and if

And now for something completely (?) different: Democracy Rocks.

I can’t vote in the U.S. (even though I live here and pay taxes and obey the laws etc, but never mind). If you can vote, you should! Because even with a mid-term election, your vote carries weight. Please vote.

And now for something completely (?) different: Democracy Rocks.

I can’t vote in the U.S. (even though I live here and pay taxes and obey the laws etc, but never mind). If you can vote, you should! Because even with a mid-term election, your vote carries weight. Please vote.

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

The Bigger Picture: Modernism

Disclaimer: As I’m preparing for my comprehensive exams, I’m finding I have to organize my thoughts better, so in all honesty, this post as as much for myself as it is for anyone else. Modernism, which is generally agreed to

Cranioklepty (Grave-robbing for Profit and Pleasure)

I stumbled across this little gem a few days ago, and just had to have it. Conveniently, it was on sale for a quarter, but I would have happily paid more for it. Cranioklepty, if you hadn’t already guessed, the

Cranioklepty (Grave-robbing for Profit and Pleasure)

I stumbled across this little gem a few days ago, and just had to have it. Conveniently, it was on sale for a quarter, but I would have happily paid more for it. Cranioklepty, if you hadn’t already guessed, the

Elizabeth Bishop (9): Stories and Memoirs

These past ten days or so I’ve been meaning to read (and then write about) Bishop’s prose. After reading much of the first section (Stories and Memoirs) of the prose volume of the collected works, I have some thoughts to

Elizabeth Bishop (9): Stories and Memoirs

These past ten days or so I’ve been meaning to read (and then write about) Bishop’s prose. After reading much of the first section (Stories and Memoirs) of the prose volume of the collected works, I have some thoughts to

(( i heart books ))

… in lieu of an elaborate post about all the many books i have been and am reading this semester, here’s a peek at one of my shelves. i need more shelf space! and may soon have it, fingers crossed.

(( i heart books ))

… in lieu of an elaborate post about all the many books i have been and am reading this semester, here’s a peek at one of my shelves. i need more shelf space! and may soon have it, fingers crossed.

a little pretty pocket-book / letters from the giant-killer (john newbery)

  i’m taking a class in children’s lit this semester, and one of the books we’ll be discussing is john newbery’s ‘a little pretty pocket-book’ from 1744. there are a few copies of the actual thing floating around out there

a little pretty pocket-book / letters from the giant-killer (john newbery)

  i’m taking a class in children’s lit this semester, and one of the books we’ll be discussing is john newbery’s ‘a little pretty pocket-book’ from 1744. there are a few copies of the actual thing floating around out there

adventures with craigslist’s grandpa (miranda july)

  my friend e. was excited when she got this book, so i asked to borrow it. It chooses You by miranda july is an unusual, entertaining, interesting read. the premise is this: in order to cope with / distract herself

adventures with craigslist’s grandpa (miranda july)

  my friend e. was excited when she got this book, so i asked to borrow it. It chooses You by miranda july is an unusual, entertaining, interesting read. the premise is this: in order to cope with / distract herself

a manga biography (dalai lama)

on my trip back to mississippi i had ample time to read and think, and i chose two books:  lux’s child made of sand and tetsu saiwai’s the 14th dalai lama. saiwai’s manga biography of the dalai lama is a quick read, a

a manga biography (dalai lama)

on my trip back to mississippi i had ample time to read and think, and i chose two books:  lux’s child made of sand and tetsu saiwai’s the 14th dalai lama. saiwai’s manga biography of the dalai lama is a quick read, a

bookshopping in manhattan

this is what i bought in manhattan today:

bookshopping in manhattan

this is what i bought in manhattan today: