Review | June Blue Spider’s Attic Book Subscription Box


The curator describes Blue Spider’s Attic as, “The magic of a used book store, delivered.” Except it’s actually even better because also, coffee! There are two different boxes available. First is The Attic Box by Blue Spider Press, which includes three second-hand books, a small package of coffee or tea, and several bookish items. This […]

Review | My Lit Box | May 2017


My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes one or two quality bookish items. I got the full box because I love items! You can see […]

Review | My Lit Box | April 2017


My Lit Box sends out a newly released book by an author of color on a monthly basis. Subscribers can choose to receive just the book for $17.00 or the full box plan for $25.00 which includes one or two quality bookish items. I got the full box because I love items! You can see […]

Review Deep Vellum | April | The Magician of Vienna by Sergio Pitol and translated by George Henson


Deep Vellum is a non-profit publisher that primarily publishes works of translation. I purchased a ten-book subscription, e-book and paperback bundle. My total was $103, so they come out to about $10 for each book and I get both the e-book and paperback. They mail two books every two months. I reviewed two Deep Vellum books […]

Review | Brilliant Books | March 2017 | For a Little While: New and Selected Stories by Rick Bass


Brilliant Books, touted as “your long distance local bookstore,” is basically the same as Just the Right Book! You fill out a form, a real-life person picks out a book, and then they send it to you. I paid $185.00 for one year of paperback books, though there are other options. This one was a […]

Book Review | In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker


Damn, I super loved In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. A publisher sent it to me and I was expecting some good information but non-fiction can be a little rough for me. When it showed up at 500+ pages I assumed I was in for somewhat of a snoozefest but I didn’t snooze […]

Book Review | The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead


Guys. Guys! Listen, guys: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is going to win all the awards. I have not read a book this fucking good and powerful and chilling in . . . well, I imagine it was about 1998 when I read Night by Elie Wiesel, which I thought about often while reading this god damn […]

Pulitzer vs. Short-List: 1991


Starting in 1980, the Pulitzer committee announced up to 3 short-listed books along with the winner of the award. I’ve read all the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels but am now going back to read the short-listed books to confirm or deny the committee’s final decision. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 1991: Rabbit at Rest by John Updike Read […]