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.

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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 →

My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate delicious food while surrounded by, you guessed it, books! I was so distracted by some of these books that I kept looking... 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. 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. 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 →

On My Bookshelf, No. 8

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. Broken for You (2005) by Stephanie Kallos The Secret Life of Bees (2003) by Sue Monk Kidd The Poisonwood Bible (1998) by Barbara Kingsolver Can You Keep a Secret? (2005)... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 6

I have what builders call a “plant shelf” in my master bedroom.  When my husband and I first moved into our home thirteen years ago, I had no idea what to put on that shelf.  I tried some leftover wedding flowers and random plants, but it didn’t look good at all.  As I began collecting... Continue Reading →

On My Bookshelf, No. 5

I have what builders call a “plant shelf” in my master bedroom.  When my husband and I first moved into our home thirteen years ago, I had no idea what to put on that shelf.  I tried some leftover wedding flowers and random plants, but it didn’t look good at all.  As I began collecting... Continue Reading →

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