January 9, 2014


Just finished reading (re-reading in the case of Calvino) If on a winter's night a traveler and Meditations in an Emergency. I feel like I read constantly online but this year I'd like to read more physical books and academic texts. Open to any suggestions related to linguistics/language, intersectional feminism, critical race theory, textiles/design, etc.!

Next up on my list: Lunch Poems, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces, To Whom it May Concern, Here and There Vol. 8


tingting said...

junto diaz recommended methodology of oppression a while back. but it was wayyy too dense for me haha. for design: there's a great coffee book on fashion/architecture (just search those terms on amazon).

Ben N said...

I read online sometimes too, but nothing can replace the feel of a book.


Amanda Thomas said...

I just began the same Perec. The introduction is worth the price of admission; of course the text is beyond such of any pricing system.

Mimi said...

it looks like you have a fantastic tbr list so far. for language books, maybe look into begat by david crystal? or shakespeare's words by him and his son ben crystal if you're into shakespeare at all.

for design, if you like typography at all i would suggest little book of lettering and hand job as great places to start. brand thinking by debbie millman if you're into branding and the visual miscellaneum by david mccandless if you like infographics. hope that helps!

Helena said...

I'm sure we could find all we need to know of the internet nowadays but there is something special about books. I'd like to read more non fiction this year. I'm also very interest in linguistics so some books on that would be cool. Let me know how lunch poems goes! I might invest in it myself.


Anonymous said...

You could try Quiet by Susan Cain. It's a pretty awesome book.

Anonymous said...

These are not academic books but my favorite fiction books that I reread every few years are:

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (a rare instance of a book successfully made into a film)
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki

Anonymous said...

really recommend Perec's "Cantatrix Sporanica" and "Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise". Both are among his funniest. The first part of Queneau's "Saint Glinglin" is priceless too. Rgearding lingusitics, really think no one makes language play more fun than the OULIPO writers.

Melissa said...

I'm definitely guilty of reading books online, but I've just picked up the Calvino for the first time.