Currently reading – The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution, by Mariano Azuela. Born in 1873, Azuela was a Mexican writer and physician. He died in 1952.
Currently reading – Feminism: A Very Short Introduction, by Margaret Walters. Should have read something like this a long time ago.
Currently reading – Paradise Lost, by John Milton. Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet. This epic poem about the Biblical Fall is considered one of the pillars of the “Western Canon.” This book also has a nice coffee stain on its bottom right. Must have used it as a coaster at some point. 😂
Currently reading – Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real, edited by Celia Correas de Zapata. Had my eye on this for a while. Finally bought it.
Currently reading – Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction, by Jens Zimmerman. Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of how we interpret things – art, images, language, symbols, theology, anything.
Currently reading – The Mixquiahuala Letters, by Ana Castillo. Castillo is a Chicana novelist, poet, and short story writer born in 1953. This is an epistolary novel made up of correspondence between two women talking about their lives. Pictured next to my bookmark from my local indie bookstore, Changing Hands.
Currently reading – The Cyberiad, by Stanislaw Lem. Born in 1921, Lem was a Polish science fiction writer most famous for his novel Solaris, which was turned into a great Russian film by Andrei Tarkovsky, and a middling George Clooney film a bit later. Lem died in 2006.
Currently reading – Sister Outsider, by Audre Lorde. Born in 1934, Lorde was an American writer, feminist, and civil rights activist. This is a book of her essays and speeches.
Currently reading – New American Stories, edited by Ben Marcus. This is a big (700 pages) book of contemporary short stories. But I haven’t been reading a lot of stories lately, and it’s time to make up for it.
Currently reading – The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal about Being Human, by Noah Strycker. I really like birds. I want to know more about them.