Books Acquired Recently: PM Press Edition

My monthly PM Press subscription box arrived this morning. Bunnell, Jacinta. A More Graceful Shaboom. Illustrated by Crystal Vielula. Oakland: PM Press, 2020. This is a children’s book with a nonbinary main character! How awesome! Johnson, Robb. The People’s Republic of Neverland: The Child Versus the State. Oakland: PM Press, 2020. Richards, Akilah S. RaisingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: PM Press Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

The new semester begins on Monday. Over the past few months I have received desk copies of the following books for my courses (note that not all of the books I will be teaching are represented here). For Written Communication II: Darms, Lisa, ed. The Riot Grrrl Collection. New York: Feminist Press, 2013. Heti, Sheila,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Bannon, Ann. I am a Woman. 1959. Eastford, CT: Martino Fine Books, 2016. I am teaching this novel in my Queer Literature course next semester. When I went to put the book order in for it, I discovered to my dismay that the Cleis Press edition is no longer in print. However, happily Martino hasContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

I recently received some desk copies of books I will be teaching next semester. Baldwin’s and McClatchy’s are for a Queer Literature course and Atwood’s and Smith’s are for a Literature and Religion course. I’ve taught the latter two a number of times, but it will be my first time teaching the first two, althoughContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

With the new semester set to start in little more than a week, I have acquired desk copies from publishers for some of my courses. In the case of Abeng and Nervous Conditions I have older editions that are now out of print (they were texts that I was assigned as a student and amContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Fifty Shades of Grey

I just finished reading E L James’s bestselling romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey because one of my students is writing his senior thesis on it. It isn’t horrible, and is worth reading as sociological research. I had heard that the writing was atrocious, but aside from James’s overuse of the words “jeez” and “crap”Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Books Acquired Recently

Dahl, Roald. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More. 1977. New York: Puffin, 2010. I just received a desk copy of this in my school mail today. I’m teaching it this fall in my Introduction to Literature course as an example of one of the reasons we read literature–for fun. Dahl’s short storiesContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”