Quickies: Butter & Lincoln in the Bardo

Butter: A Rich History by Elaine Khosrova Publisher/Year: Algonquin Books, 2016 Format: eBook Pages: 336 Source: Publisher What it is: Khosrova takes readers around the world to examine the cultural and religious significance of butter. She also looks at the history of butter making and its subsequent commercialization, then turns her focus to contemporary butter artisans. Only about half theContinue reading “Quickies: Butter & Lincoln in the Bardo”

Faves of 2015: Audiobooks

I listened to more audiobooks this year than any other year of my life, and I suspect the trend will continue. The first three titles below are my top three favorites of 2015; everything else is in alphabetical order. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, read by Rosamund Pike (1813) Someone get Rosamund Pike anContinue reading “Faves of 2015: Audiobooks”

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

The first time I bought tickets to see Sleater-Kinney, I was living in a basement apartment in Yonkers, New York. I was in grad school, completely broke, but I bought tickets for me and my roommate. I can chart a lot of my grad school life in New York according to The Woods; in fact,Continue reading “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl”