things that feel tall

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 in Blog

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Review: The Host, by Stephenie Meyer

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 in Blog
Review:  The Host, by Stephenie Meyer

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A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 in Blog
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini

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the team

Posted on Feb 8, 2011 in Blog

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Review: The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 in Blog
Review:  The Gargoyle, by Andrew Davidson

Though I realize that I’m under no pressure to explain or justify my reading habits, I nonetheless feel pressured to explain something about them anyway – namely, the fact that I think of myself as a writer and reader and yet can quite happily watch the latest blockbuster fade away from the literary world entirely […]

stones

Posted on Feb 5, 2011 in Blog

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The Count 2010: A Response (Or, a Baffled Entreaty)

Posted on Feb 3, 2011 in Blog

Can someone explain something to me? I feel like I’m staring something in the face, something that’s both obvious and yet disturbingly elusive. Something that I feel like I’ve known forever and yet have only just discovered. Something, no doubt, that many gender theorists and world-weary feminist friends of mine will say has been the […]

Review: By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 in Blog
Review:  By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham

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Day 31

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 in Blog

Core Story What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? I’ve been thinking about this prompt for the majority of January, and here’s a secret:  it still makes me nervous.  Thirty-one days to reflect and ponder and think about things that are all in some […]

sparrow bones

Posted on Jan 31, 2011 in Blog

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