Climbing That Empathy Wall into a Louisiana Sinkhole: Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers In Their Own Land (2017 Reading Book #87)

I really loved this book for a number of reasons. It was really interesting to learn about all of the issues Lousiana and its residents are dealing with–many of which I only had a little idea of. I also found it extremely fascinating albeit a bit upsetting to gain a...

A Diverse, Unexpected Playfulness with Form: Monica Youn’s Blackacre (2017 Reading Book #86)

Contemporary poetry–or at least the poets I’ve been reading–is all about playing with form. Along with playing with form, there also seems to be a playfulness with approaching topics. Youn’s poetry seems to hit upon the same issues and images just from different angles. I really liked how different poems...

Fixated on Food: Jami Attenberg’s The Middlesteins (2017 Reading Book #85)

This story and the family it centers on is unlike anything I’ve run across before. I really liked the narrative voice and how the story jumped around in time, telling the reader not only the past and present but also the future. Attenberg has a great understanding of these characters,...

A Fascinating World I Never Knew Existed: Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians (2017 Reading Book #84)

I had no idea what I would be stepping into when all I knew of this book was that it was Chick Lit and focused on Asian culture. To me, that sounded a bit like a remedy for disaster. Fortunately, this novel is nothing like the stereotypes that might come...

An Interesting Combination: Solmaz Sharif’s Look (2017 Reading Book #83)

The poems in this collection are such an interesting and unexpected combination of content. I thought it was really cool how terms from the military dictionary were used. It made for a really interesting juxtaposition. I also enjoyed the vareity of forms used throughout the collection. It seems that contemporary...
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