Literary Love for January

The new year turned out to be a great month for my reading list. This isn’t a full list of everything I’ve read, just my favorites. Sandra Cisneros, Caramelo. It’s no secret that Sandra Cisneros is my favorite poet. I read Loose Woman once a year. But I also adore her fiction, and Caramelo is no exception. Stylistically, […]

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, and Empathy

A few years ago, I participated in a reading experience called Infinite Summer, in which one attempts to read all of Infinite Jest between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I accomplished the goal, but did not enjoy the book. I appreciated Wallace’s ambition, his characters, and his psychological and philosophical insights, but the story itself didn’t […]

What I’ve been reading

I’ve been on a real Sandra Cisneros kick lately. I just re-read Loose Woman (one of my all-time favorite collections), I’ll be starting Woman Hollering Creek sometime this week, and I have My Wicked Wicked Ways on order. Shannon Hardwick has a beautiful chapbook out. It makes me jealous that I don’t live in the desert. I’ve been […]

What I’ve been reading

It’s been a while since I’ve done a reading report…well, it’s been a while since I’ve done any blogging! But March was a crazy month. Between travel, poetry readings, and getting into the busy season at work, I’ve barely had time for sitting down and writing poems, much less blog posts. But here’s an assortment […]

Weekend Readings

“50 Sure Signs that Texas is Actually Utopia” by Summer Anne Buton — The whole list is great, but #4 is where it’s at. I don’t want to live in a state without breakfast tacos. Calvin & Hobbes photoshopped into real photographs. So wonderful. “Janeites: The curious American cult of Jane Austen” by Jon Kelly […]

Weekend Readings

“The changing face of ‘nerds’ (and autism) in popular culture” by Noel Murray — A thought-provoking look into comedy, nerdiness, and the autism spectrum. “Dead Writers Perfume” by Amanda Nelson. I imagine that my own scent might be a mix of oolong tea, red wine, rosemary, and tea tree oil. An odd mix, to be […]

Weekly readings

Another week has closed, and with it comes some excellent writing. Patti Smith’s Horses by Philip Shaw — I just started this tiny volume about one of my all-time favorite albums. Kate Greenstreet’s 104 First Book Interviews – the original series. All illuminating. I’m learning so much. “Murmuration. The Poetry of the Morning Walk.” by Christie […]

Weekly Reading Roundup

A Dance With Dragons — Yep! It’s in from the library. I find it annoying that I have to do thinks like go to work rather than sit around reading all day. “Deep Thoughts With Muffie the Cat” — Grammar Cat is one of the best sources of grammar knowledge on the internet. And I […]

December Reading Report

This is a short post this month, because I spent all of December on one book. George R. R. Martin – A Feast for Crows. Yes, I spent the better part of December on this installment of A Song of Ice and Fire. Like A Storm of Swords, I felt like it had a few issues, but […]