Quickies: The Plague of Doves & A Confederacy of Dunces

The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich Audiobook Publisher/Year: HarperAudio, 2009 Narrators: Peter Francis James & Kathleen McInerney Source: Library What it is: The brutal murder of a white family on a farm in North Dakota sends an angry group of men out to the nearby Ojibwe reservation in search of the murderer. The injustice of what happens willContinue reading “Quickies: The Plague of Doves & A Confederacy of Dunces”

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

I didn’t think I was going to like The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay when I first started it. Little did I know that it would soon become one of my favorite reads of 2011. The book had been on my TBR list for years, and I finally picked it up for my Pulitzer 1sContinue reading “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Now that my 2011 Year in Review is behind me, I’m kicking off 2012 with a book that’s near and dear to my heart. Y’all know I love Junot. I’ve read The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao twice (some parts way more than that), I’ve used excerpts of it in the classroom (point ofContinue reading “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”

To Kill a Mockingbird

Up until this week, I felt I was the only person on Earth who hadn’t read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. It was one of my literature-related shames, having a degree in English and all (you can see all the other shameful holes in my reading on my Fill in the Gaps page).  Anyway,Continue reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”