Book Madness

Website updates! I fixed the about/bio page, added a new obsession on the homepage sidebar, and updated the achievements page. Soon, there will be photos posted daily to chronicle my 4-week journey to Oregon and Washington. Suggestions to the homepage are welcome – it’s my first.

Books I’ve read for school or hobby this year that knocked my socks off:

The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr (nonfiction)
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (fiction)
Scribbling the Cat by Alexandra Fuller (nonfiction)
Labors of the Heart by Claire Davis (fiction)
Wanting Only to Be Heard by Jack Driscoll (fiction)
Breaking Clean by Judy Blunt (nonfiction)
Night Swimming by Pete Fromm (fiction)
The Hermit’s Story by Rick Bass (fiction)
Burning Fence by Craig Lesley (part one, anyway) (nonfiction)
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff (nonfiction)
A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel (nonfiction)
Name All the Animals by Alison Smith (nonfiction)
Rampant by Marvin Bell (poetry)
The Brink by Peter Sears (poetry)
Overtime by Joseph Millar (poetry – FAVORITE)
In the Surgical Theater by Dana Levin (poetry)
Collected Works of William Stafford (poetry)
Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album by Joan Didion (old favorites)
I Sailed With Magellan by Stuart Dybek (particularly “We Didn’t”) (fiction)
Splitting and Binding by Patiann Rogers (like Mary Oliver only more cosmic and intelligent) (poetry)
Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey (poetry)
Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux (poetry)


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