Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. Grove Press, 2017. Look at me cranking out blog posts! It's time for another review of a book I read for the Resist Readathon I'm running as part of an online book club I co-manage. This was our feminist pick. Difficult Women is a collection of short stories by Roxane Gay, a well-known… Continue reading “Difficult Women” Review: not what I expected
Does Austen belong in the canon? | Classic Remarks
Hello, all! Today I'm participating in one of the awesome prompts created by Krysta and Briana at Pages Unbound as part of their Classic Remarks Meme. You can view the full list here for the dates and prompts; they are fantastic. I will be participating in the ones I feel qualified to post about. Like… Continue reading Does Austen belong in the canon? | Classic Remarks
Mosquitoland by David Arnold. Viking, 2015. It had been a while since I read a proper YA novel, so I decided to pick this one up from the library. The cover art and the description in the flap appealed to me: it's a story about a girl who runs away from her dad and step-mom… Continue reading Review: Mosquitoland
Coming to Chicago: American Writers Museum
Today's post is a quick one just to share the good news! Chicago will be opening The American Writers Museum in 2017. Here is the website if you want to check it out: http://americanwritersmuseum.org/ I'm quite excited about this because I am from the Chicagoland area (though by 2017 I could be anywhere), so it… Continue reading Coming to Chicago: American Writers Museum
Review: Go Set a Watchman
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. HarperCollins, 2015. Here there be spoilers. Yesterday was a day that made literary history. I was in line at approximately 6:35 AM to get my free tote bag and coffee from Barnes and Noble and then read the book until I finished. I have many, many thoughts. First… Continue reading Review: Go Set a Watchman
Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2014!
About 2 weekends ago I had the pleasure of enjoying the Midwest's largest literature festival, Printer's Row Lit Fest. Put on by the Printer's Row Journal (a branch of the Chicago Tribune), and located on Dearborn and Polk Streets in Chicago (called "Printer's Row" for being the historical center for publishing in old time Chicago),… Continue reading Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2014!
Spring ’14 book haul
AAAAH I MISSED A MONTHLY BLOG POST. Curse you, extremely busy final month of college! So though I've not been blogging, I have still kept up my super human ability to obtain mountains of books that will now be used to decorate my new apartment in Quincy...more on that later. Like I've said before, I'm… Continue reading Spring ’14 book haul
A very literary Christmas
Santa was good to me on the literary front this year- I got an Ex Libris stamp to start personalizing my library, some Shakespearean mints, a banned books mug, and three books: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Hotel by Arthur Hailey and The Guide to Reading - a darling little book… Continue reading A very literary Christmas
Fall ’13 book haul
It's book haul time! Fall 2013 Edition! This is a small one, which is good, considering I got about 35 books this summer... Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power by James McGrath Morris Still Alice by Lisa Genova The Madness Underneath (Book 2 in the Shades of London series) by Maureen Johnson -… Continue reading Fall ’13 book haul
TEEN READ WEEK!
Wooo!!!! It's Teen Read Week! (or it was this past week) I am not a teen. But my choice of career path centers around the literacy of young people, so I'm celebrating! In light of Teen Read Week and this beautiful article (GO READ IT! It's Neil Gaiman!) that just came out a few days… Continue reading TEEN READ WEEK!