Posts Tagged ‘Reading List’

Collective Wisdom

October 6, 2018

I’ve always collected books and comics. As a kid I amassed a pile in the closet of Superman and Fantastic Four comics along with others. My brother and I stretched our comics budget by teaming up on purchases. He’d buy Batman and Spiderman, and we’d trade. One day, we came home from school and found […]

2018 | Books, Comics, Music | Tags: , , Comments (0)

Don’t Get Short With Me

February 14, 2018

As I write this, it is apparently both Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day eve. This is super apropos, since most of my valentines have ended in smoke and ash. I‘ll have many girlfriends ( and others) between the covers. Book covers. I’ll try not to get chocolate on the naughty bits. A current home project […]

2018 | Books, Comics, Music, World Cup | Tags: , , Comments (0)

Dangerous Conversations

January 14, 2018

America is a Puritan country, it is often said, though we very rarely talk about the implications. It’s kind of assumed there are implications, in a piecemeal way, but we really tend to talk around it. The reason is; we don’t like to talk about Puritanism, because that would require us to talk about sex. […]

2018 | Books, Comics, Music, Culture wars | Tags: , , Comments (0)

The World Is a Funny (Book) Place

October 17, 2016

I read some big, brainy, brick shaped books this summer. A respite was inevitable, and when my eyes want a rest, I very often pick up some comics. Comics, A Global History 1968 to the Present, Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner: The 50’s suppression of comics in America had echoes in Europe and Japan, but […]

2016 | Books, Comics, Music | Tags: , , Comments (0)

Book Porn

October 5, 2016

A computer crash and a temp job in a shorthanded college bookstore really cramped my writing though I do have plenty of raw first drafts, typed shakily into my phone or tablet on public transit. So I’m posting some summer reading commentary now as I try to catch up:  I finished The Novel, A Biography. […]

2016 | Books, Comics, Music | Tags: , , Comments (0)

A Good Used Bookstore, For the Love of God

November 2, 2015

Size does matter. Mine is a bit small by most people’s standards I’m sure, but honestly, I’d rather it be a bit small than too large. Because really, it’s what you do with it. And mine does a lot. I don’t often brag about it because I don’t want to attract a crowd, but it’s […]

2015 | Books, Comics, Music, Landscape, Monotypes, Soccer | Tags: , , Comments (0)

Unpacking the Stacks

August 30, 2015

What’s in the stacks: A quick post of first impressions about the stuff I am currently reading: Vamps and Tramps, Camille Paglia: Libertarian feminist Paglia cannot be ignored, though she sometimes seems more interested in stirring up the academic feminists than in tempering her improvisatory, provocative and oft times counter intuitive views. She is determined to […]

2015 | Books, Comics, Music, Soccer | Tags: , , , Comments (2)