Posts Tagged: 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,

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

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

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

If We were Having Coffee… Paper Beads & Nightingales

Kind reader, if we were having coffee I would not feel as cold as I do right now. I’m still not used to the non-Mississippi temperatures… If we were sitting here together I’d tell you about my latest projects —

If We were Having Coffee… Paper Beads & Nightingales

Kind reader, if we were having coffee I would not feel as cold as I do right now. I’m still not used to the non-Mississippi temperatures… If we were sitting here together I’d tell you about my latest projects —

American Son: Attack Dogs, Runaways, and Tire Irons

Let’s talk about Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son. I picked it up at the last Hattiesburg Book Exchange, which was organized by a friend, and I can honestly say, it’s good! It’s an engrossing read; it drew me in and had me interested

American Son: Attack Dogs, Runaways, and Tire Irons

Let’s talk about Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son. I picked it up at the last Hattiesburg Book Exchange, which was organized by a friend, and I can honestly say, it’s good! It’s an engrossing read; it drew me in and had me interested

No Such Thing as Invisible Parrots: Einstein’s Beach House (Appel)

I just finished Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection Einstein’s Beach House so I thought I’d tell y’all about it, because I think it would make good beach / lakeside / train reading. 

No Such Thing as Invisible Parrots: Einstein’s Beach House (Appel)

I just finished Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection Einstein’s Beach House so I thought I’d tell y’all about it, because I think it would make good beach / lakeside / train reading. 

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.3): Winona

This is part 3 of a series of 3 blog posts about Pauline Hopkins’ Magazine Novels. Part 1 discusses Of One Blood, part 2 is about Hagar’s Daughter. Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest is the shortest

The Magazine Novels of Pauline Hopkins (pt.3): Winona

This is part 3 of a series of 3 blog posts about Pauline Hopkins’ Magazine Novels. Part 1 discusses Of One Blood, part 2 is about Hagar’s Daughter. Winona: A Tale of Negro Life in the South and Southwest is the shortest