The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/13/20

It’s been a busy week on the blog. My poetry project for National Poetry Month is to write a daily poem alongside Virginia Woolf’s Diary. Some of them are about her, and some of them are about me, and there is one for every day of the month so far. I haven’t revisited her Diaries…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 12/9/19

I don’t think the plotting of Stage Dreams entirely works, and I tend to want to see the Civil War addressed more seriously and the “Wild West” unpacked quite a bit, but that’s really not the point. The point is that Stage Dreams offers a rollicking Wild West adventure starring queer and trans characters, and…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 12/2/19

The back matter of Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale begins with three pages of resources for suicide prevention, domestic violence, self-harm, and animal cruelty. That should give you a window into what you’re getting yourself into with the first volume of DC’s new Catwoman series, written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/16/19

Oh, that cover! There are a number of cover options for Tanya Huff’s Confederation sci-fi series, and they’re all pretty terrible–though also kind of awesome in that 70s pulp cover way. They look like novels you’d step right past in the supermarket checkout line. Thankfully, I came across the series in a list of recommended…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/9/19

On the blog: A quickwrite slice in response to Wislawa Syzmborska’s poem, “Possibilities” In reading: Permanent Rose continues the Casson family saga. This one has plot developments for days, a new character in David, a reformed bully from Indigo’s school, who is the only one to see and help Rose at some key moments when…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/2/19

You’ve got to love a picture book that praises the magic of books and stories, and for me, it’s a bonus that it’s written by a former professional athlete. The story is fairly straightforward: looking into his magic hat, the magician in Malcolm Mitchell’s story is able to find that just right book for every…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/26/17 #imwayr

A new Kyo Maclear title is always cause for celebration. Operatic is quiet and delicate but powerful. It’s about all the things you might expect a graphic novel set in middle school to be about–identity, friendship, crushes, bullying. It’s also about opera. Maria Callas, to be exact. Much of the story unfolds in Mr. K’s…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/17/19

David Litt’s memoir, Thanks Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, begins with his work as a campaign worker in Ohio and follows his career as a speechwriter to the President. It’s witty, insightful, self-deprecating, full of interesting information about the Obama White House, and, despite the ups and downs of working for the government,…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 6/10/19

It’s really a miracle that Pete Fromm survived the winter he accepted a job to maintain a salmon breeding pool way off the grid in Idaho. His job takes 0-15 minutes each day (once it’s freezing, he has to clear away ice, and once the salmon hatch, he has to check on them and count…