Books Acquired Recently: Just in Case Edition, Part Two

As I wrote here a few days ago, “I recently panic-ordered a bunch of books that might get censored if the Orange One stays in power, which thankfully looks like won’t happen!” The last of these books have now come in. brown, adrienne maree. Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Chico, CA: AK Press,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Just in Case Edition, Part Two”

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Books Acquired Recently: Just in Case Edition

I recently panic-ordered a bunch of books (several that have recently come out, several that have been on my list for a while) that might get censored if the Orange One stays in power, which thankfully looks like won’t happen! But it’s still necessary to read narratives by marginalized voices as an act of resistanceContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Just in Case Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly PM Press Edition

As I mentioned in a recent post, I subscribe to PM Press’s monthly book program. I just got my box for June in the mail today (it came a little late because they were waiting on a t-shirt for subscribers that was delayed at the printer due to the pandemic). Brecher, Jeremy. Save the Humans?Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly PM Press Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Kuhn, Gabriel. Soccer vs. the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics. 2nd ed. 2018. Oakland: PM Press, 2019. I received an advert about this book from the publisher and ordered it immediately because I was able to get 50% off so it was only $10.00. A steal! Peters, Torrey. The Masker. N.p.: CreateSpace, 2016. IContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I’ve begun receiving books in the mail (all of the books in this post were ordered via amazon.com) that I have ordered as a result of my literary experiences over the winter break. I received Knecht’s other novel (Who is Vera Kelly?) as a gift and loved it, so decided to order her first book,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Ayala, César J., and Rafael Bernabe. Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History Since 1898. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2007. I have been wanting to learn more about Puerto Rico’s history for a while as a way to help me better understand my Puerto Rican roots. This book looks like itContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

The Northern Illinois University Shooting Five Years Later

Five years ago today, 14 February 2008, I was a graduate student at Northern Illinois University when a gunman walked into Cole Hall at the center of campus with a machine gun and opened fire. He killed five students and himself. I was fortunate enough to be several blocks away at the time of theContinue reading “The Northern Illinois University Shooting Five Years Later”

Thoughts on the Weekly Reader

The news that Scholastic is shutting down its Weekly Reader elementary school newspaper (read more about it here: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/25/the-last-weekly-reader/?hpt=hp_bn13) signifies the loss of another piece of my childhood. We would read through it each week in class for several years of my elementary school career (I want to say third grade and fourth grade, andContinue reading “Thoughts on the Weekly Reader”

Real Books Forever! or, Just Say “No” to ebooks

There is a fascinating and disturbing article by Ken Auletta in this week’s (June 25, 2012) New Yorker about the current legal face-offs between amazon.com and six large publishing companies in the U.S. (Random House, Penguin, Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster). Basically, Apple created a deal with the publishers to fix their ebookContinue reading “Real Books Forever! or, Just Say “No” to ebooks”