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Recent Reading Update

Blog evidence to the contrary, I have in fact been doing some┬áreading besides that for my classes. Since The Last Samurai, there hasn’t been anything that really excited me, and between that and the usual late-term mental exhaustion, I just haven’t felt that motivated to write anything up in detail. Here’s a quick run-through of […]

Boston by the Books

I’m back from a wonderful five days in Boston and it seems only fitting to post first (as I did following last year’s jaunt to New York) about the books that came home with me. It was a great bookish trip, thanks to the guidance but also the company of my co-editors at Open Letters […]

Laila Lalami, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits

The author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Laila Lalami, is a long-time blogger at the site originally known as Moorish Girl. I have followed her writing there for some time and have been looking for the novel locally for a while; I was very pleased, therefore, to come across it on my recent expedition […]

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