a note on recent words of unwelcoming

How do we make meaning out of what seems to be intolerable? Incoherent? Inherently evil? The last few days, I’ve opened my laptop, terrified of finding out what new legislative event has happened while I’ve been away. And every time I think that there couldn’t be anything worse, there it is, the next day. Seeing […]

Common Readers

As of late, I’ve been fascinated with books about books, and essays by readers of books. A few years ago, I read and loved Phyllis Rose’s The Shelf, where she reads through a particular library shelf and documents her reading experience. It’s a great book, partially because her past reading experiences as a scholar and feminist provide […]