Gay, Dawn, Bolick

October 27, 2016 athena 0

Three more books from the 2016 reading list. What do you know, three more female authors as well! I tend to read somewhere around 80% books by women. High school […]

First Month Stats

October 24, 2016 athena 0

I recently hit the one month mark at my new job. As some readers may know, I work by day as a book designer. The new company I’m with is […]

Caspary, Heaney, Highsmith

October 21, 2016 athena 0

Guess what? Here are another three wonderful books I read in 2016! Vera Caspary’s Laura was so, so good. She switches between the perspective of a few different characters throughout […]

Hughes, Petersen, Jackson

October 19, 2016 athena 0

Here are another three books from my 2016 reading list. These three were all great. I’ve already written at length about how much I loved Dorothy B. Hughes’ In a […]

See You at Rain Taxi

October 14, 2016 athena 0

Thirteen hours until the Twin Cities Book Festival! I will be at table 210, surrounded by so many other great people——writers, artists publishers, and more! Here’s a map of the […]

Rain Taxi Book Festival

October 12, 2016 athena 0

The Twin Cities Book Festival is this Saturday! It is hosted by Rain Taxi, and it is great. I’ve attended the show a few times in the past, but this […]

Winterson, Rindell, Chang

October 10, 2016 athena 0

Here’s another three books from my 2016 reading list. I am sorry to say that I did not love any of these. I know Jeanette Winterson has some diehard fans, […]

Larson, Darst, Hill

October 5, 2016 athena 0

Once a year, I like to do an illustration of the covers of all the books I read that year. (Here are the book covers from 2014 and 2015.) I […]

Highsmith Sketches

October 3, 2016 athena 0

It seems that one drawing of Patricia Highsmith wasn’t enough. I keep doodling her (and her cats) in my sketchbooks. One of her cats was named Spider. She loved cats […]