July Reading

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Here’s what I read in July. A large portion of my July reading was wasted on Night Film, which I wrote about at length in my last post. The worst part about reading something that you don’t like is that it saps the enjoyment of reading anything. While I was spinning my wheels with Night […]

June Reading

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Here’s What I Read in June. 1. Walking Home by Simon Armitage I’ve been reading a lot of Simon Armitage’s poetry in the last year or so, and I really am almost ready to move on from him. But I couldn’t resist this non-fiction work, Walking Home, which was such an enticing concept. (And I […]

May Reading

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Here’s what I read in May. 1. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart There comes a time when you’re reading a high-concept novel and the thought hits you: you’re not having as much fun as you’re supposed to be having. I felt it when I was trying to finish Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn, […]

April Reading

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Here’s What I Read in April I took advantage of my Spring Break this year to have an orgy of non-fiction, and I finished off two hefty volumes in the month of April. Both with birthday presents (thanks, Mom and Kelly!) Let’s get to it. 1. The Big Screen by David Thomson This book is […]

February Reading

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Here’s what I read in February. January, 2014 was the first time in three years that I didn’t complete a “Here’s what I read this month” post. Chalk it up to schoolwork, lagging interest in blogging, and just being plain busy, but I still feel like an underachiever. So, in order to make up for […]

December Reading (Part 2)

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Here’s what I read in December (Part two of two) (Numbering continues from part one.) 4. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka I realized with a start that my students were not doing enough outside reading for their world lit class, and I had a crisis about what to assign them, so I had them all read The Metamorphosis by Franz […]

December Reading (Part One)

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Here’s What I Read in December (Part one of two) Prologue: The books I DNF’d. Before getting into the books I read this month, I have to start with the books I did not finish. First was Morrissey’s autobiography, Autobiography, which I wrote about in a previous post. But I also DNF’d Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha, […]

November Reading

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Here’s what I read in November. This list is rather shorter than I like my “What I Read This Months” lists to be. I was working on a large paper on William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! during November, which took way many hours of my reading time. However, the paper is now done and I am glad […]

October Reading

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Here’s what I read this month. 1. Rosina, the Midwife by Jessica Kluthe If there were such thing as a Mr. Brame’s Lock of the Month!™, I would give it to this book, Rosina the Midwife by Jessica Kluthe. Kluthe, a promising young writer from Alberta, has accomplished a unique feat in Rosina, a book that is simultaneously […]