Books Acquired Recently

As I wrote yesterday, there are two factors playing into my current book acquiring: buying textbooks for the upcoming semester and constructing my own book fair in place of the in-person MLA book fair that I missed last week. Several packages arrived yesterday containing books in these two categories. From the “book fair”: Ruth, JohnContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, December 2021

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, December 2021”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as gifts for the holidays. Here they are: Chansky, Ricia Anne, and Marci Denesiuk, eds. Mi María: Surviving the Storm. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2021. Davis, Chloe O. The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2021. Florer-Bixler, Melissa. How To Have anContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Writing Activity, November 2021

Since January 2021, I’ve been keeping a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearing masks!)–and partlyContinue reading “Writing Activity, November 2021”

Writing Activity, October 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, October 2021”

Book Acquired Recently: Miriam Toews’s Fight Night

Toews, Miriam. Fight Night. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. I just received Miriam Toews’s new novel in the mail. Thankfully it got published in the U.S. at almost the same time as the Canadian edition, unlike her previous book, Women Talking, which was delayed by almost a year. I was able to order Women Talking fromContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Miriam Toews’s Fight Night”

Writing Activity, September 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, September 2021”

Books Acquired Recently

Plett, Casey. A Dream of a Woman: Stories. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021. Plett is an award-winning queer Mennonite writer and also a good friend. I pre-ordered her new book (which has already been nominated for this year’s Giller Prize!) as soon as it was possible to do so, and my copy arrived yesterday. Quilter,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Writing Activity, August 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, August 2021”

Writing Activity, July 2021

One of my 2021 goals is to keep a list of my writing activity for each month (here’s last month’s). I do so partly as a form of encouragement for myself–to show that I am still able to do some writing despite the energy-sucking terrors of the pandemic (Which is still going on! Keep wearingContinue reading “Writing Activity, July 2021”