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A Year of Reading…Books, Part Four

For the first time in my life I kept a list of every book I completed this year. I’m not sure why I did it. I was finishing grad school. I probably wanted something to show for it. And, sure, I had phantom visions of putting together a list such as the one that...

A Year of Reading…Books, Part Three

For the first time in my life I kept a list of every book I completed this year. I’m not sure why I did it. I was finishing grad school. I probably wanted something to show for it. And, sure, I had phantom visions of putting together a list such as the one that...

Backlist of the Bookshelf

  Buying a book or three or four at a time is an optimistic exercise.  Carrying them stacked against my chest to the register, I like to picture where I will read them.  House of Sand and Fog at night huddled in the corner of my sectional at home under rain...