Quickies: The Year of the Hare & I Remember Nothing

The Year of the Hare by Arto Paasilinna Publisher/Year: Penguin, 2010 Format: Paperback Pages: 194 Source: Library What it is: While he’s on assignment with a colleague, a journalist named Vatanen realizes he’s tired of his life. The two hit a hare while driving down a road in the middle of nowhere, and Vatanen gets out of the car walks into theContinue reading “Quickies: The Year of the Hare & I Remember Nothing”

You Bring Out the Mexican in Me

Forgive me if this blog gets a little Sandra-licious on you this week…Sandra Cisneros is in town to do a reading/signing  for Latino Heritage Month. No joke: I’ve been waiting for this day for about seven months now. I wrote a large chunk of my MA thesis on Caramelo (I’ll try to refrain from blurtingContinue reading “You Bring Out the Mexican in Me”

I Am So Depressed I Feel Like Jumping in the River Behind My House but Won’t Because I’m Thirty-Eight and Not Eighteen

By Sandra Cisneros From Loose Woman: Poems Bring me a drink. I need to think a little. Paper. Pen. And I could use the stink of a good cigar–even though the sun’s out. The grackles in the trees. The grackles inside my heart. Broken feathers and stiff wings. I could jump. But I don’t. You couldContinue reading “I Am So Depressed I Feel Like Jumping in the River Behind My House but Won’t Because I’m Thirty-Eight and Not Eighteen”