Posts Tagged: 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,

Soapbox: I am Charlie / Je Suis Charlie / Ich bin Charlie

  Today, two or three gunmen stormed into the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people, among them the most well-known cartoonists of the publication. This was not the first attack on Charlie Hebdo

Soapbox: I am Charlie / Je Suis Charlie / Ich bin Charlie

  Today, two or three gunmen stormed into the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people, among them the most well-known cartoonists of the publication. This was not the first attack on Charlie Hebdo

’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

Let the Flies Have it: Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey

You know how it goes — you see a book you really, really want to read, you get it, and then real life happens. Like coursework, lesson prep, grading, paper-writing, and all the rest. And the book sits there, quietly,

Let the Flies Have it: Mary Ruefle’s Madness, Rack, and Honey

You know how it goes — you see a book you really, really want to read, you get it, and then real life happens. Like coursework, lesson prep, grading, paper-writing, and all the rest. And the book sits there, quietly,

Books, Weird and Wondrous

I post about good books here all the time, but what about the REST of all the books out there? In the interest of fairness and general merriment, here are some truly unfortunate book covers. Enjoy! 

Books, Weird and Wondrous

I post about good books here all the time, but what about the REST of all the books out there? In the interest of fairness and general merriment, here are some truly unfortunate book covers. Enjoy! 

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

letters to a young poet (rilke)

in a small second-hand bookstore just outside hattiesburg, which literally had books wall to wall and floor to ceiling, i found this slim little volume: rainer maria rilke’s letters to a young poet. these letters being not quite as personal,

letters to a young poet (rilke)

in a small second-hand bookstore just outside hattiesburg, which literally had books wall to wall and floor to ceiling, i found this slim little volume: rainer maria rilke’s letters to a young poet. these letters being not quite as personal,

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: