Reading Roundup: September/October

Read A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. I actually finished rereading the day after I posted my midway review in the last roundup. I found that I didn't want to put it down. All Grown Up by Jamie Attenberg. A fast phone read--I read about 40% while minding a boring post at a work event. I had… Continue reading Reading Roundup: September/October

Reading Roundup: July/August

Some books are particularly good to read in the summertime. Typically I do most of my reading on subways and bus commutes, but summer offers new venues, like beaches or road trips. Because I was out of the house so much more for work and play, only a few books were good enough bring home to my… Continue reading Reading Roundup: July/August

Books by women I re-read and loved in 2015

I spent most of 2015 working on my dissertation, so I didn't have a ton of extra time for reading new books--but during this process, I re-read a number of books I first encountered years ago. Man, do I ever love the books I am writing about. These novels continue to be my favorites! The Unpossessed by… Continue reading Books by women I re-read and loved in 2015

Elsewhere on the Internet: A little help from your friends

Melville House posted Margaret Atwood's rhymed rejection of solicitations to blurb new books, which is great fun. As someone who frequently solicits blurbs for my press's books, occasionally taking quite a long shot to do so, I very rarely get no for an answer and never mind when I do--unless the no started out as… Continue reading Elsewhere on the Internet: A little help from your friends

Books by women I’ve read in 2013

At Flavorwire, Lilit Marcus explains why she only read books by women in 2013: I’m a writer. When my book, Save the Assistants, came out in 2011, all I wanted was for other people to read it. So it seemed only logical to repay the favor. Most of my favorite writers – Iris Murdoch, Willa Cather,… Continue reading Books by women I’ve read in 2013