Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Two books that I’ve been eagerly anticipating, Melissa Broder’s new novel (her previous novel, The Pisces, is one of the most amazing novels I’ve ever read) and R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell’s anthology of kinky short stories, came out this week, and my copies have arrived. I also recently ordered Carley Moore’s YA novel becauseContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition

The Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention was virtual this year, so the book fair was also virtual. Publishers gave their usual in-person conference discounts for online orders made via the convention website. All of my purchases have now arrived. I missed browsing the book fair, but it was nice not to have to figureContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

The new semester starts on Monday. Here are the books I have received as desk copies. For Written Communication II: Aciman, André, ed. The Best American Essays 2020. Boston: Mariner Books, 2020. Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They Say, I Say with Readings. 4th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. For Introduction toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Book Acquired Recently: Martín Espada’s Floaters

Espada, Martín. Floaters: Poems. New York: W.W. Norton, 2021. I received Martín Espada’s new poetry collection in the mail yesterday and tore through it in two sittings. It is an excellent book that everyone should read. As with his previous work, it epitomizes what it means for a poet to be a prophet. His workContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Martín Espada’s Floaters”

Books Acquired Recently: Aurora Levins Morales Edition

I recently read Aurora Levins Morales’s Remedios and loved it. I went to her website to see whether there were other books of hers that I haven’t already read available and discovered these three books. I also love her previous book that is co-written with her mother Rosario, Getting Home Alive, so I look forwardContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Aurora Levins Morales Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part IV

As I’ve said in my last three posts, I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received. The last two of these books have finally arrived! Febos, Melissa. Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010. Peters, Torrey. Detransition, Baby. New York: One World,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part IV”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part III/PM Press Edition

As I mentioned in my two previous posts, I ordered a number of books with some holiday cash that I received, and they continue to arrive (there are still a few more on the way!). Levins Morales, Aurora. Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. McCloud, Cedar.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part III/PM Press Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition, Part II

As I mentioned in my previous post, I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received. More of them have arrived the past two days. Knisley, Lucy. French Milk. 2007. New York: Touchstone, 2008. Koch, Kenneth. Rose, Where Did You Get That Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children. 1973. New York:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition, Part II”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received, and they have begun to arrive. Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011. Crispin, Jessa. The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Febos, Melissa. Abandon Me: Memoirs. 2017. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as holiday gifts. They encompass many of my usual interests: queerness, Latinidad, poetry (especially haiku), tarot, and memoir. I’m glad I still have a month of break left in which to read them! Christmas, Jillian. The Gospel of Breaking. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020. Epstein, Robert. Pandemic Haiku: LivingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”