Well, hopefully this is goodbye to my accidental blog hiatus. Reading books, unfortunately, has not been high on my to-do list. And when reading isn’t happening, writing isn’t happening. So … Continue reading As of Late: Accidental Blog Hiatus
Well, it’s 2016 now. I’m coming off 2 weeks of winter break, and although I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked, here’s a few good pieces online: David … Continue reading As of Late: David Byrne, X-Files, & Pandering, Oh My!
I’ve been gushing since this blog’s beginnings how enjoyable I find Claire Vaye Watkins’ writing. I read Battleborn over the summer and was taken by her gorgeous and incisive prose. … Continue reading Book Review: Gold Fame Citrus
I joined MPOW’s Book Review committee this year, so here’s my first review on display! I caught up with a friend over dinner last night, and it was when we … Continue reading Pictorial: Display
Happy first Monday of October! Even with only a few posts in, the name “Places You Should Go” is retiring. From here on out, check the “As of Late” category … Continue reading As of Late: Ebooks, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Feminist Sci Fi
Summer’s almost over, and Autumn draws ever so closer. The weather here in Oklahoma has been quite lovely over the past few days, so lovely that I could even wear … Continue reading Upcoming: ALL THE FALL BOOKS
Here’s the latest roundup of some of my favorite things I’ve read online as of late:
Literary Tourism: Los Angeles — A good starter guide if you want LA to be the backdrop of your latest reading.
I Married a Pot, Then Killed Him — I had never heard of Mangliks until reading this article. It’s a good read if you’re fascinated by superstitions around the world.
Nevada Gothic: an Interview with Claire Vaye Watkins — Here’s an interview with CVW that’s a couple years old, but new to me since I had only read Battleborn recently. Can I have Gold Fame Citrus already??? It’s already on Book Riot’s 5 Books to Watch for in September.
Well, that’s….huh. — NSFW-ish and/or if you don’t care for cursing. But The Bloggess gives us a hilarious example of the indexing algorithm at Amazon gone entertainingly wrong with her first book. And odd classification / categorization of her upcoming book to boot! (and yes, I’m excited about her 2nd book!!!)
Taylor Swift is Not Your Friend — This will never not be a good read.
As for any deeper thoughts, I have a post brewing on finishing Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays and Slouching Towards Bethlehem in the same week. If you’re familiar with Didion, talk about depressing! I am vacationing in Wichita for Labor Day, where my plans include museums, yoga, lounging about the hotel, and working on some writing–so hopefully those thoughts will be crystallized soon. But in the meantime, here’s what I did at work today: catalog lobby cards!
“A flag that bears the name…battle born.” In 2012, The Killers introduced me to the state motto of Nevada: Battle Born. Turns out that Nevada took this name after achieving … Continue reading Book Review: Battleborn