Review | Books in the Quarterly Literary Box | Borne by Jeff VanderMeer


What’s the deal with Borne? It was in THREE subscription boxes this month – Powell’s Indiespensable, Nocturnal Reads, and Quarterly. Luckily, Powell’s gave subscribers the heads-up so I was able to skip it, and I don’t subscribe to Nocturnal Reads, so I only have the one copy. Strange though. I reviewed the totality of the VanderMeer […]

Review | The NYRB Book Club February 2017 | Like Death by Guy de Maupassant and translated by Richard Howard


One of the bookish subscription boxes I’ll be reviewing this year doesn’t actually involve a box, so I guess it’s just a bookish subscription. I’m talking about the New York Review Books Book Club. The deal I signed up for included 12 books (one each month, you know) as well as a yearly subscription to The […]

Review | Deep Vellum | Book Subscription


Like & Other Stories that I posted about a few days ago, 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 far I’ve received two books. First up is Recitation by Bae Suah / translated by Deborah Smith. The blurb […]