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What’s On My Nightstand: May 2018

Fiction

La Bastarda, Trifonia Melibea Obono

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy

brown girl dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

 

Short Fiction

Without Inspection, by Edwidge Danticat

The Long Black Line, by John L’Heureux

 

Nonfiction

we are never meeting in real life. by Samantha Irby

Energy Transmutation Between-Ness and Transmission, by Richard Rose

 

Journal

The Paris Review, Spring 2018

 

Essay / Interview / OpEd

Why Are We So Fascinated by Cults? by Kirstin Allio (The Paris Review)

What Just Happened in Malaysia? by Tash Aw (The New York Times)

Stop mocking Kim Kardashian West for caring about prison reform, by Chandra Bozelko (Los Angeles Times)

 

Poetry

The morning after / my death, by Etel Adnan

The Universe in Verse, by Maya Angelou

Testament Scratched into a Water Station Barrel (Partial Translation), by Eduardo C. Corrall

Reconsolidation: Or, It’s the Ghosts Who Will Answer You, by Janice Lee

Marina, by Cynthia Zarin

 

Monograph

A Commonplace Book, by Christina McPhee

 

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection

The New Yorker

The Week

The Shuttle – Weaver’s Way Coop

 

Random 

paper cranes

peonies

map of Portland, OR

map of Powell’s Bookstore

day planner, Mon Carnet de Poche

Rosebud Salve

purple pony

 

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: April 2018

Fiction

Future Home of the Living God, by Louise Erdrich

Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

 

 

Short Fiction

Scapegoat Child, by Kathleen Collins

What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah

 

Nonfiction

The Little Book of Feminist Saints, by Julia Pierpont

May Cause Happiness, from the teachings of Brother David Steindl Rast

 

 

Journal

Big Big Wednesday, Issue Five, Fall 2017: Stranger

The Paris Review, Spring 2018

 

 

Essay / Interview / OpEd

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late? by Madeleine Albright (The NY Times)

Pruning Rose of Sharon Shrub, by Becca Badgett

Eileen Myles, When Dogs and Mothers Die, by Carlie Fishgold (Guernica)

How Women See How Male Authors See Them, by Katy Waldman (The New Yorker)

 

 

Poetry

Hold: A Poem, by Gowri Koneswaran

 

 

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection

The New Yorker

The Week

The Shuttle – Weaver’s Way Coop

 

Random 

palo santo wood

ceramic bowl

Rosebud Salve

pot of thyme

pot of basil

staples

earbuds

dream journal

pen

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What’s On My Nightstand: February 2018

 

Fiction

Lucky Boy, by Shanthi Sekaran

SHTUM, by Jem Lester

 

Memoir

Heart Berries, by Teresa Marie Mailhot

Priestdaddy, by Patricia Lockwood

Twenty Horses, by Nancy E. Peter

 

Nonfiction

Thoughts on Solitude, by Thomas Merton

Hope in the Dark, by Rebecca Solnit

 

Poetry

Why I Wake Early, by Mary Oliver

 

Magazine / Newspaper

Lesbian Connection

The New Yorker

The Week

The Shuttle – Weaver’s Way Coop

 

Random 

paper clips

thumbtacks

Blue Marble Bookstore 2018 book challenge card

plant cutting

pebbles

rock:

“There will be rough times but you can never be put down.” – Alexander, age 7 (at the time of inscription)

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: December 2017

 

Fiction

The Child Finder, by Rene Denfeld

The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesymyn Ward

Affinity, by Sarah Waters

 

 

Short Fiction

Cranford, by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Cat Person, by Kristen Roupenian

The Lazy River, by Zadie Smith

 

Hybrid

Bluets, by Maggie Nelson

 

Poetry

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, Joy Harjo

 

Magazine

The New Yorker

The Week

 

Random 

cork board samples

packing tape

broken scissors

plant cutting

“In the midst of winter I found there was within me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus (card by Remy and Me)

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: November 2017

 

Fiction

Inferno, by Eileen Myles

Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko

 

Short Fiction

Ghosts, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Experience, Tessa Hadley

The Proprietress, Yiyun Li

The Husband Stitch, by Carmen Maria Machado

 

Nonfiction

The Places That Scare You, by Pema Chödrön

Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay

Mean, by Myriam Gurba

Interior Color by Design: A Tool for Homeowners Designers, and Architects, by Jonathan Poore

 

Poetry

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, Joy Harjo

Whereas, by Layli Long Soldier

 

Magazine

Lesbian Connection (FREE! to lesbians worldwide)

The New Yorker

The Week

 

Random 

beach rocks

hair stick

shoulder exercise printout

Sherwin Williams paint chips

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

 

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What’s On My Nightstand: October 2017

Adult Fiction

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado

 

Children’s Fiction

Leon: Protector of the Playground, by Jamar Nicholas

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada

 

Nonfiction

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Misfit’s Manifesto, by Lidia Yuknavitch

 

 

Poetry

Whereas, by Layli Long Soldier

 

Magazine

Homeopathy Today

The New Yorker

The Week

 

Newspaper

The New York Times
Lip balm

HURRAW! Cherry balm

 

Bobbypin/paperclip dish

love you to the moon

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What’s On My Nightstand: September 2017

Adult Fiction

The Bone People, by Keri Hulme

Inferno, by Eileen Myles

 

Nonfiction

How to Fight, by Thich Naht Hahn

 

Hybrid

Break Every Rule, by Carol Maso

 

Poetry

Whereas, by Layli Long Soldier

 

Magazine

Lesbian Connection – Free to Lesbians Worldwide! “but the suggested donation is $7 (more if you can, less if you can’t)”

The New Yorker

The Week

 

Newspaper

The New York Times
Lip balm

HURRAW! Sunbalm SPF 20

 

Paperweight

Sláinte (“good health”)

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