January 2015, In My Reading Log

2020-10-01T12:53:35-05:00

Ater a year of new-new-new, January has been filled with the familiar, the known. It's not been about making new-shiny-library-residing friends, but about becoming better acquainted with long-time residents of my own bookshelves, remembering what drew particular authors onto my MRE (MustReadEverything) list and particular books onto my shelves. Have

January 2015, In My Reading Log2020-10-01T12:53:35-05:00

Carolyn Abraham’s The Juggler’s Children (2013)

2014-03-20T20:38:07-05:00

Less than a penny. That's how much it costs to read a single letter of DNA. Between 2000 and 2003, the cost fell from $1.50 to less than a single cent. "Suddenly DNA was mass-market." Random House Canada, 2013 Carolyn Abraham hadn't been saving her pennies for this

Carolyn Abraham’s The Juggler’s Children (2013)2014-03-20T20:38:07-05:00

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings

2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

My experience with Neil Gaiman is relatively limited: Odd and the Frost Giants and the audio production of The Graveyard Book. Stardust is a very interesting third to add, and all the more so given that I have been reading the version illustrated by Charles Vess. 1997; DC Comics,

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

Shree Ghatage’s Awake When All the World is Asleep (1997)

2014-03-20T15:11:08-05:00

Two years before everybody was talking about Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Shree Ghatage's collection was published. Awake When All the World is Asleep considers similar themes, and also presents a wide variety of narrators in both Indian and North American settings. (Okay, it didn't win a Pulitzer, but

Shree Ghatage’s Awake When All the World is Asleep (1997)2014-03-20T15:11:08-05:00

“Dulse” Alice Munro

2014-03-20T20:06:49-05:00

Originally published almost exactly 32 years ago, the events depicted in "Dulse" could have taken place 32 years prior and will, likely, still ring true 32 years hence. Lydia is a woman alone, not freshly alone -- for she has been divorced for nine years -- but self-consciously alone. Something

“Dulse” Alice Munro2014-03-20T20:06:49-05:00
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