Books Acquired Recently

Butler, Octavia E. “Bloodchild” and Other Stories. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2022. I was browsing in Little City Books recently and they had this new compilation on the front table. I couldn’t resist buying it because I love Butler’s work. Horwitz, Jay. Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently

I visited Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books in Philadelphia for the first time yesterday. I had previously heard of the store because they were the local booksellers at this year’s AWP conference bookfair, so it was exciting to get to see their physical space. I bought the following two memoirish books: Arceneaux, Michael. I Can’tContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

de la Cretaz, Britni, and Lyndsey D’Arcangelo. Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League. New York: Bold Type Books, 2021. de la Cretaz is one of my favorite sports writers, so when this book became available for pre-order I ordered it immediately. My copy came this week. Nette, Andrew, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Navratilova, Martina, with George Vecsey. Martina. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. I became obsessed with tennis and Navratilova when I was nine years old, and my local public library had her autobiography, so I read it avidly. Lately I’ve been writing about books that have influenced me, and in hindsight I realized that thisContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

Happily, I received a number of books as gifts this holiday season! Brown, Craig. Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. I have become fascinated with Princess Margaret as a result of watching The Crown and look forward to reading this oral history about her. Incidentally, it drives me nutsContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift 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

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

Dykstra, Lenny. House of Nails: The Construction, the Demolition, the Resurrection: A Memoir of Life on the Edge. New York: Morrow, 2016. As I have said here before, I am obsessed with the 1986 Mets, so I buy every book I can find about them. Dykstra’s second memoir (after Nails, which was published after theContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”