Books, Writing

What the Hell is Magical Realism

If you've been around this blog for a while, you probably already know that I take great issue with the way genre is treated in the academic world. Specifically, the way that scifi and fantasy and other "genre fiction" get relegated to the "popular" and therefore unworthy of study category, while "literature" is lauded as… Continue reading What the Hell is Magical Realism

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Books, Reviews, SciFi

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Apparently this is a book blog now, because a solid 50% of my posts these days are just book reviews. I've been reading a lot. Can you tell? Today the book is The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie, an author whom my good friend Emily simply worships, but whom I have taken some time… Continue reading The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Books, Reviews

Love (?) in the Time of Cholera

Hello, hello! I am apparently on a talking-about-books kick these days, because once again I've finished reading something and am absolutely dying to talk about it. This time the book is Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which I started reading while on vacation in Hawaii, because "breezy beach reads" aren't actually a… Continue reading Love (?) in the Time of Cholera

Books, Reviews

Through the Arc of the Rainforest

Hello! I am still on vacation, and thus I still can't be bothered to come up with anything other than book recommendations. So, for the third week in a row, here is one of my favorite books: Through the Arc of the Rainforest by Karen Tei Yamashita. This was one of those rare books I… Continue reading Through the Arc of the Rainforest