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Ave atque vale

Anne Carson’s Nox is one of the strangest, most beautiful, most human books I’ve ever seen. It’s an elegy to her brother Michael, who died in 2000 and from whom she’d been almost completely estranged since 1978. 408 more words

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Books I never got around to reading

I enjoy reading and while I’m not as voracious a reader as some people I know, most years I read several novels  sprinkled with a healthy dose of non-fiction. 317 more words


Oh, the joys of destruction!

I would have LOVED this book if it had been around when I was in middle school. I was one of those thirteen-year-olds who was really into guided journaling (and unguided journaling, too, but I found that sometimes a little structure really got the creative juices flowing), and this book takes that concept to a whole new level. 148 more words

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The interactive codex

I was having trouble deciding whether to include Herve Tullet’s Press Here this month. Does it count as interactive? There’s nothing weird about it production-wise. You don’t have to put it together or unfold it or lift flaps or anything like that to make it work. 167 more words


In which I talk a lot about a book I haven't actually read.

It’s right there in the title: I haven’t actually read this book. I mean, sure, I’ve read bits and pieces. I’ve perused. I’ve spent A LOT of time just looking at it. 317 more words

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Pigs Do Fly Productions to hold 2 Readings of 12 Brand New Short Plays

Pigs Do Fly Productions
to present
2 Readings of 12 Brand New 10 Minute Humorous Plays
January 25th & February 1st
at Books & Books Coral Gables…
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2014 reads

Last year I read some books.

Something I was looking forward to:

Words of Radiance – Brandon Sanderson

After loving The Way of Kings last year, I was eagerly looking forward to the second instalment of this apparently ten-part series. 437 more words

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