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Adventures in Reading – February 1 – February 7, 2016

What did I read (and finish) this week? Look below to find out!

Tin House: Theft edited by Win McCormack, Holly MacArthur, and Rob Spillman (2015) – This edition of… 374 more words

Books

Joyce, via Tin House

I wrote my senior-in-high-school thesis on Ulysses. Nothing is so lyrical as Joyce unless it’s Walt Whitman.

“Every life is in many days, day after day.

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Stuff I Like

Birthday

Flash fiction fascinates me because it really shatters that old journalism adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. You can fit complex stories in really tight spaces. 715 more words

Adventures in Reading -- January 4 -- January 10, 2016

What did I read (and finish) this week? Look below to find out!

Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice by John Layman and illustrated by Rob Guillory (2009) – This series is about Tony Chu, a detective capable of getting something’s backstory just by eating it. 370 more words

Books

In Praise of Polarizing Food

Canned sardines turn many Americans off to fresh sardines, which is a shame. In Tin House‘s 2009 Appetites Issue, Jeff Koehler shares the little fish’s pleasures, describing how eating canned sardines in his vagabond youth led him to savoring fresh sardines as an adult, which culminated in years of culinary experimentation in his adopted home of Barcelona. 263 more words

Nonfiction

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller

I have so many books to read and review right now that I am practically SALIVATING at the thought of my holiday break.  In five business days friends, FIVE AND COUNTING, I will be a lean, mean, reading and baking machine.   270 more words