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”

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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

Over the past few weeks I’ve acquired several books with holiday money that I received. Brackett, Leigh. The Long Tomorrow. 1955. Rockville, MD: Phoenix Pick, n.d. I first heard about this science fiction classic several years ago because it has Mennonite characters. More and more Mennonite SF continues to appear, so I thought now wouldContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

My book-buying habit continues unabated despite my stuffed “To Read” shelf. Here is what has come in recently. Kafer, Alison. Feminist, Queer, Crip. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2013. I have been studying the intersection between queer theory and disability studies recently for a paper that I am writing, and came across a citation of this book,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Vacation Edition

I have acquired sixteen books over the past two weeks, most as a result from visiting various bookshops during my recent vacation to England and Scotland, which was an amazing trip! The rundown of these books is below, with the books separated into sections based on where they were bought. The sections are listed inContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly Vacation Edition”

My Trip to the Women’s World Cup Semifinal

On Tuesday I attended the Women’s World Cup semifinal between the U.S. and Germany held at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. It was an amazing experience! The match was a good one, especially since the U.S. won 2-0. There were over 51,000 people in attendance, and the large majority were rooting for the U.S. I have attendedContinue reading “My Trip to the Women’s World Cup Semifinal”

Women’s World Cup Knockout Rounds Predictions

The first round of the Women’s World Cup finished yesterday, and overall it was an exciting, intriguing start to the tournament. While all six seeded teams won their groups, many of the newcomers showed impressive flashes of play, there were a few upsets and semi-upsets, and there were very few uninteresting (i.e., blowout) matches. NoneContinue reading “Women’s World Cup Knockout Rounds Predictions”

Books Acquired Recently

Keri, Jonah. Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos. 2014. Toronto: Vintage, 2015. I enjoy Keri’s writing for ESPN.com, and have been thinking about buying this book since it came out last year. I wasContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Thoughts on the Beginning of the Women’s World Cup

With the first set of group stage matches at the 2015 Women’s World Cup completed, here are some random thoughts on the tournament thus far. The stadia are not ideal, which means the atmosphere of many of the matches has been lacking. Many of the stadiums being used (e.g., Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver) are Canadian FootballContinue reading “Thoughts on the Beginning of the Women’s World Cup”

The 1991 Women’s World Cup Final: The Full Match Online

In preparation for the Women’s World Cup that begins this evening, I just watched the 1991 final between the U.S. and Norway, which is available in its entirety here. It was televised on the now-defunct SportsChannel via tape delay, so there are commercials throughout the broadcast, but one never misses any game action. Unsurprisingly forContinue reading “The 1991 Women’s World Cup Final: The Full Match Online”