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Let’s talk about books

I’m an English major.  And two years ago, I adopted a kitten and named him after Michigan’s interlibrary loan system (yes, really). So I like books. And right now, I’m reading a book that my friend Lucy recommended: Ex Libris: … Continue reading

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The stories we tell: on living life, and owning it

This morning I started reading a book of personal essays by Chloe Caldwell called Legs Get Led Astray.  It’s really good, and has me thinking about how I should try my hand at creative nonfiction. A week ago, my friend Danielle … Continue reading

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Why I don’t necessarily support “marriage equality,” and other things that will make you say, “Wait, what?!”

My friend Stephanie writes a series of facebook statuses called “I’m An Asshole.”  She prefaces these posts by saying, “I’m an Asshole, #573,” or whatever number, and then proceeds to say something opinionated. And really, by “I’m an Asshole,” she … Continue reading

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First Books

I’ve recently become really overwhelmed by the realization that there’s just not enough time to read everything that I want to read.  I’m unemployed and not taking classes right now and there’s still not enough time.  So I’m drinking coffee … Continue reading

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Stop street harassment

I just finished reading a book called Stop Street Harassment: Making Public Places Safe and Welcoming for Women by Holly Kearl.  In it, she encourages women to share their stories, so I thought I’d blog about my own. Like many … Continue reading

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Patti Smith at the DIA

This past weekend, Patti Smith’s Camera Solo photography exhibit opened at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  In conjunction with that, she played a show at the Detroit Film Theater, which sold out quickly.  Everyone was mad about that, so, because … Continue reading

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AWP 2012

I spent the past few days hanging out in Chicago, IL for the annual AWP conference and bookfair. I don’t even know where to start with this post because it was literally four days of literary madness.  And that madness … Continue reading

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