In our afternoon reading: new writing from Samuel R. Delany, interviews with Quenton Baker and Joanna Ruocco, a playlist from Barbara Browning, and more.
Morning Bites: Anne Helen Petersen, Joanna Ruocco Interviewed, Paul Theroux’s Latest, “Boy on Ice,” and More
Interviews with Joanna Ruocco, Anne Helen Petersen, and John Branch; new writing from Ben Greenman and Molly Rose Quinn, Civil Coping Mechanisms announces a new imprint, and more.
Afternoon Bites: John Darnielle Interviewed, “The Outsiders” Marathon, Will Chancellor, Bookstore Bars, and More
Talking novels with John Darnielle, Will Chancellor interviewed, Caryn Rose on The Replacements, an upcoming marathon reading of The Outsiders, and more.
#tobyreads: The Surreal is the Familiar
Earlier in the month, I came across Jo Walton’s glowing review of Angelica Gorodischer’s Kalpa Imperial. (The English translation is by Ursula K. Le Guin.) Then I read Sofia Samatar’s write-up of the same book, and realized that I should probably give it a proper read, as it had been glaring at me from my to-read shelf for a while. And, sure enough, I found it to be terrific. Largely organized as a storyteller recounting the long history of an empire, […]
Reading From The Mothering Coven
The Mothering Coven by Joanna Ruocco has been on my “to read” list since I first heard about it last year. This podcast Ruocco did at Apostrophe Cast, has bumped the book up a few spots.