Books Acquired Recently: MLA Plus Three Edition

MLA: I got back from the Modern Language Association convention in New York City today. I was fairly restrained at the book fair, buying only twelve books. I purchased all of them at a discount (and the McEwan novel was free), some for as little as $3.00. Nearly all of them either relate to myContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Plus Three Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Although I have more than enough books on my “To Read” shelf for the rest of the summer, I’ve acquired five new books over the past week. Klosterman, Chuck. But What If We’re Wrong? Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past. New York: Blue Rider, 2016. I love Klosterman’s writing. I didn’tContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Retiring Colleague Edition

One of my colleagues is retiring after this semester, and she gave me some of her books dealing with African American literature because it is one of my research interests. I am happy to preserve some of her library by integrating it into my own. Several of the paperbacks are from the 1970s and haveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Retiring Colleague Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Last Names Beginning With K Edition

Keogh, Theodora. The Other Girl. 1962. N.P.: Olympia, 2009. I read a number of Keogh’s books last summer and have been wanting to read more of them, but hadn’t had the time. I plan to rectify that this summer. Klosterman, Chuck. I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains (Real and Imagined). New York: Scribner,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Last Names Beginning With K Edition”

A Blog Post About a Blog Post About Lax Bros

Here’s a fantastic blog post from Grantland.com (one of the best sports websites out there) about a rather ridiculous Boston Globe article about “lax bros,” who are apparently just jocks who play lacrosse, i.e., lacrosse players (and people wonder why newspapers are dying!). http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/28743/trend-alert-lax-bros I giggled the entire time I was reading it. It’s surreal evenContinue reading “A Blog Post About a Blog Post About Lax Bros”