What I Read in February 2018

I've settled into my new assistant professor position at a university near my home. This means I commute less and read more! February was a productive month in terms of reading. Here's what I read. My favorite read from February was The Star Side of Bird Hill (2015) by Naomi Jackson. It is a gorgeous story... Continue Reading →

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Office

I recently began work as a visiting assistant professor at a new university. I've finally settled into my office. My books surround me, and I love the feeling of it. Here is my favorite section of the shelf. It seems timely. I like being surrounded by books.

Tearing Off Book Spines?

In early January, I visited Austin, Texas, for a national conference in my field. I had a few job interviews for assistant professor positions while there, and I ate a lot of good food. But today I wanted to pose this question: should you rip the spines off of books? I saw this in a... Continue Reading →

Full Shelves

I'm visiting a university today as part of the job process in finding an assistant professor position in an English department. I have some free time until my next appointment, and the department I'm visiting has kindly set me up in an office. This office is full of books. It is distracting. I'm trying to... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 15

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it. They Knew Mr. Knight (1934) by Dorothy Whipple Frost in May (1933) by Antonia White Greenbanks (1932) by Dorothy Whipple Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (1938) by Winifred Watson The Hundred Secret Senses... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 14

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. Breathing Lessons (1988) by Anne Tyler The Amateur Marriage (2004) by Anne Tyler All the King's Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren Ethan Frome (1911) by Edith Wharton Madame de... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 13

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time.   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943) by Betty Smith All the Little Live Things (1967) by Wallace Stegner Angle of Repose (1971) by Wallace Stegner Crossing to Safety (1987)... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 12

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. We Were the Mulvaneys (1996) by Joyce Carol Oates Wise Blood (1952) by Flannery O'Connor The Book of the City of Ladies (circa 1405) by Christine de Pizan Good-bye, I... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 11

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. Linden Hills (1985) by Gloria Naylor Mama Day (1988) by Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place (1982) by Gloria Naylor Fire in the Blood (2007) by Irène Némirovsky Suite... Continue Reading →

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