Books Acquired Recently

Bechdel, Alison. The Secret to Superhuman Strength. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021. I love Bechdel’s memoir Fun Home and her old comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. I look forward to reading her latest! Hotham, Gary. Rightsizing the Universe: Haiku Theory. Scaggsville, MD: Yiqralo Press, 2019. I was intrigued by the inclusion of “theory”Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”


Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition

Last week I was in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and I visited the Jane Addams Book Shop. It is a lovely little place, with three floors full of used books. I was good and only bought three things. Koestenbaum, Wayne. The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire. New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. I’ve enjoyedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. 2012. Boston: Mariner, 2013. I will be teaching Bechdel’s book about her father, Fun Home, in one of my classes this fall, and as preparation for this I acquired Are You My Mother?, which is her book about her mother. If it is even half asContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Strand Edition

I spent a few days this week in New York City, which of course involved my usual trip to the Strand. I have been shopping at the Strand since 2002, and it always brings me joy even though their renovations over the past decade have taken away some of the store‚Äôs character. But I wasContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Strand Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition

My family exchanged gifts today rather than on the 25th. Here is a list of all of the books I was fortunate enough to receive: Bechdel, Alison. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For. Boston: Houghton, 2008. I read an article in the New Yorker about Bechdel earlier this year and decided that I wantedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition”