Posts Tagged: Religion

A Girl Named Mary: Incarnadine (Mary Szybist)

Thanks to my friend C, who shared Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine with me! I love getting books in the mail. Especially if I wasn’t expecting any. Advertisements

A Girl Named Mary: Incarnadine (Mary Szybist)

Thanks to my friend C, who shared Mary Szybist’s Incarnadine with me! I love getting books in the mail. Especially if I wasn’t expecting any.

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

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

i’d pull the pin from my mouth: “allegiance” by francine j. harris

Once you start reading allegiance, it’s like francine j. harris has indeed pulled the pin out of her mouth. Her poetic persona is like a live grenade. The collection is compelling, interesting, and above all pretty consistently spunky. The voice that speaks

i’d pull the pin from my mouth: “allegiance” by francine j. harris

Once you start reading allegiance, it’s like francine j. harris has indeed pulled the pin out of her mouth. Her poetic persona is like a live grenade. The collection is compelling, interesting, and above all pretty consistently spunky. The voice that speaks

A Reader’s Christmas Online

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Those songs that come out only once a year have been blaring from supermarket speakers for over a week now, and even the craft stores are doing unspeakable things to holiday tunes with

A Reader’s Christmas Online

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Those songs that come out only once a year have been blaring from supermarket speakers for over a week now, and even the craft stores are doing unspeakable things to holiday tunes with

Dreaming in Cuban (by Cristina Garcia)

Dreaming in Cuban is very different from the last novel I discussed here,  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. It feels like there is, somehow, more of everything. It’s rougher throughout, but smoother around the edges. Maybe this will make

Dreaming in Cuban (by Cristina Garcia)

Dreaming in Cuban is very different from the last novel I discussed here,  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. It feels like there is, somehow, more of everything. It’s rougher throughout, but smoother around the edges. Maybe this will make

Lessons in Cynicism and Faith: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction

So, about Miss Flannery O’Connor. Born in 1925 in Georgia, she suffered with lupus for a long time and finally succumbed to it at age 39. She wrote novels as well as short stories and essays. Thanks to the USM

Lessons in Cynicism and Faith: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Fiction

So, about Miss Flannery O’Connor. Born in 1925 in Georgia, she suffered with lupus for a long time and finally succumbed to it at age 39. She wrote novels as well as short stories and essays. Thanks to the USM

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,

Elsie Dinsmore: Holy and Unholy Parents

this is one of the books we discussed in our children’s literature seminar this fall, elsie dinsmore, by martha finley. (the link takes you to the full text on project gutenberg – no need to buy it, it’s in the

Elsie Dinsmore: Holy and Unholy Parents

this is one of the books we discussed in our children’s literature seminar this fall, elsie dinsmore, by martha finley. (the link takes you to the full text on project gutenberg – no need to buy it, it’s in the

(non)ordinary reality: the teachings of don juan

i recently read this book, the teachings of don juan, by carlos castaneda, for a class, and any page numbers i give here refer to the 40th anniversary edition (cover will look exactly like the image above). it’s the account

(non)ordinary reality: the teachings of don juan

i recently read this book, the teachings of don juan, by carlos castaneda, for a class, and any page numbers i give here refer to the 40th anniversary edition (cover will look exactly like the image above). it’s the account

"it’s not a sin to have feelings" (Gay Mormons?)

i told you in an earlier post that i was reading this, and that i would tell you more about it soon. today is “soon.” the book, Gay Mormons?, is now available and so, now seems like a good time

"it’s not a sin to have feelings" (Gay Mormons?)

i told you in an earlier post that i was reading this, and that i would tell you more about it soon. today is “soon.” the book, Gay Mormons?, is now available and so, now seems like a good time