Books Acquired Recently

Serano, Julia. 99 Erics: A Kat Cataclysm Faux Novel. Oakland: Switch Hitter Press, 2020. I enjoy Serano’s nonfiction and decided to buy her new novel about a bisexual protagonist when I heard about it on social media. I was able to order a signed copy directly from her website. Vatsyayana. Kama Sutra. Translated by A.N.D.Continue 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”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition

This past week I attended the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, which was held in Seattle this year. One of my favorite aspects of going to MLA is browsing the book fair, which usually has a good mix of academic and commercial publishers represented. Almost all of the publishers have sales and some giveContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

Over the past few months publishers have sent me a number of desk copies for my Fall 2019 courses. For First-Year Composition: Blanco, Richard. The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. 2014. New York: Ecco, 2015. Irby, Samantha. We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays. New York: Vintage Books, 2017. Knisley, Lucy. Relish:Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition

I got back yesterday from the 2019 Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Chicago. It was a fantastic time! The weather was unseasonably warm and sunny (it was 50 degrees on Saturday) and I was able to attend lots of excellent panels. I also felt that my presentation on Ana Castillo’s Give It to MeContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Ithaca Book Sale Edition

Today I attended the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library Book Sale in Ithaca, New York, for the first time. It is a huge semi-annual used book sale with ridiculously low prices (most of the books I bought–both hard- and softcover–were $0.25, and the mass market paperbacks [Amis, Knowles, and Zelazny] were $0.10, soContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Ithaca Book Sale Edition”

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: Holiday Edition

I received a number of books as gifts for the holidays, and also did a little bit of book shopping myself with some holiday cash. Algarín, Miguel. Love is Hard Work: Memorias de Loisaida. New York: Scribner Poetry, 1997. As I mention below discussing Márquez’s book, I am trying to broaden my knowledge of Puerto Rican literature. AlgarínContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: England Edition

I just returned from a wonderful nine-day trip to England. One of my favorite things about England is that almost every town, no matter how small, has at least one good bookshop. I thus spent much of my free time book hunting, mostly in secondhand bookshops, which is where I made some of my favoriteContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: England Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

I just received two books in the mail from Penguin that I had ordered at MLA. Each book was on sale for $3.00. They both look thought-provoking and Bruce’s collection is a Penguin Classic, a series that I love. Bayoumi, Moustafa. How Does It Feel to be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”