Books Acquired Recently

Choi, Franny. Soft Science: Poems. Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 2019. I read Choi’s previous full-length collection, Floating, Brilliant, Gone, last year and loved it, so when I heard about Soft Science I decided to buy it right away. The book was out of stock for a little while, so my copy just came today.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently: Post-Birthday Edition

I got some money as a gift for my birthday a few weeks ago and used it to buy some books that I’ve had on my wish list for a while. They arrived in the mail (which thankfully is still running) today. All three books are queer. Castle, Terry. The Professor: A Sentimental Education. 2010.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Birthday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Mays, Kelly J. The Norton Introduction to Literature: Portable 13th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2020. I received this unasked-for examination copy yesterday in my school mailbox on the last day I was allowed to be on campus due to the current pandemic. It’s always nice to get free books, and the timing of acquiringContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Gift Edition

I turned 40 yesterday (a wonderful day despite its apocalyptic setting), and received a handful of books as gifts, which is nice considering the current importance of staying isolated. All except for Tarot for Self-Care (at least as far as I know) are by queer authors, and it was given to me by someone whoContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Birthday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Mandel, Emily St. John. Station Eleven. 2014. New York: Vintage Books, 2015. I bought this book two days ago at my local Barnes & Noble because I recently read an interesting interview with Mandel in Poets & Writers and then saw a number of people on Twitter saying that Station Eleven describes a situation veryContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Book Acquired Recently: Stephen Beachy’s Gonzalo Vega and the Portal Down Below

Beachy, Stephen. Gonzalo Vega and the Portal Down Below. Amish Terror Book 3. San Diego: Vapor Books, 2019. Queer Mennonite writer extraordinaire Stephen Beachy’s third Amish science fiction novel came out in December, and I just finally got my copy yesterday. It was originally supposed to be the final book in the Amish Terror series,Continue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Stephen Beachy’s Gonzalo Vega and the Portal Down Below”

Books Acquired Recently

Phillips, Adam. Monogamy. 1996. New York: Vintage Books, 1997. I’ve been reading a lot about various relationship models lately and have seen Phillips’s book referenced several times, so I decided to check it out for myself. The fact that it is still in print nearly twenty-five years after it was first published is a goodContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Buller, Rachel Epp, and Kerry Fast, eds. Mothering Mennonite. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2013. I heard about this book when it came out, but only recently learned that it contains a number of essays by Mennonite literary figures. I bought it for this reason. McKay, Claude. Romance in Marseille. New York: Penguin Books, 2020. IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Sabbatical Productivity: February

I am on sabbatical this semester and have been keeping a list in my journal of the academic activities I engage in. This practice is partly for myself, so that I make sure I am using the time productively, and partly for my institution, which requires me to write a report about the sabbatical onceContinue reading “Sabbatical Productivity: February”