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Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

This is a late post since I read this book before the pandemic. Mongrels a coming-of-age story about a boy who lives with his aunt and uncle. The three of them are wanderers: always in poverty, always on the move, the adults never seeming to hold down jobs, the kid being swept along in their […]

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Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

I’ve always been interested in graphic design but also have no idea where to start. I know what I like and can usually tell when something’s off, but unfortunately do not have the vocabulary to explain why this is so. I learn best when reading about something then experiencing it firsthand after, so that I […]

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The Changeling by Victor Lavalle

This is a late post, as I read this book when I was still using this journal, which should be around April or May. Victor Lavalle’s The Changeling follows Apollo Kagwa, a man whose father disappeared when he was young and later, whose wife commits a violent act before she too, disappears. This description is […]

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Waking the Dead Book Launch

Thank you to everyone who made it to the Waking the Dead book launch. Lots of people braved horrible traffic and a mall sale just to get to the lauch, and for that I am supremely grateful. There were folks who tried to make it, but got stuck in traffic and had to turn back […]

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