As of Late: Accidental Blog Hiatus

Well, hopefully this is goodbye to my accidental blog hiatus. Reading books, unfortunately, has not been high on my to-do list. And when reading isn’t happening, writing isn’t happening. So even though I have not read a lot of books lately, here’s my tried and true: the things I’ve been reading on the internet. How…

As of Late: David Byrne, X-Files, & Pandering, Oh My!

Well, it’s 2016 now. I’m coming off 2 weeks of winter break, and although I didn’t read as much as I would’ve liked, here’s a few good pieces online: David Byrne’s Lending Library¬† As you can imagine, David Byrne has a lot of books about music around the world and books that make you feel…

Book Review: Gold Fame Citrus

I’ve been gushing since this blog’s beginnings how enjoyable I find Claire Vaye Watkins’ writing. I read Battleborn over the summer and was taken by her gorgeous and incisive prose. Needless to say, I found Gold Fame Citrus to be an excellent read. I wish it had been around in ’08 when I took my…

Pictorial: Display

I joined MPOW’s Book Review committee this year, so here’s my first review on display! I caught up with a friend over dinner last night, and it was when we were discussing what we’ve been doing lately that I realized all I’ve been doing this month is work, read, sleep, repeat. Not much writing, but…

As of Late: Ebooks, Claire Vaye Watkins, and Feminist Sci Fi

Happy first Monday of October! Even with only a few posts in, the name “Places You Should Go” is retiring. From here on out, check the “As of Late” category for my link round-ups. The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print is Far From Dead This article made me sigh a lot. Ebooks aren’t…

Upcoming: ALL THE FALL BOOKS

Summer’s almost over, and Autumn draws ever so closer. The weather here in Oklahoma has been quite lovely over the past few days, so lovely that I could even wear a cardigan to work this morning! And with the cool blustery weather and scattered leaves comes an awesome line up of new book releases. My…

Places You Should Go: Links

Here’s the latest roundup of some of my favorite things I’ve read online as of late: Literary Tourism: Los Angeles — A good starter guide if you want LA to be the backdrop of your latest reading. I Married a Pot, Then Killed Him — I had never heard of Mangliks until reading this article….

Book Review: Battleborn

“A flag that bears the name…battle born.” In 2012, The Killers introduced me to the state motto of Nevada: Battle Born. Turns out that Nevada took this name after achieving statehood during the Civil War. It’s also a very fitting name for the title of Claire Vaye Watkins’ first book, a collection of short stories…