Book Review: Theresa Muñoz, “Settle”

Several months ago, I received a lovely package from Vagabond Voices (a Glasgow-based publisher) containing four poetry books. Of the four, Theresa Muñoz’s Settle was my first choice and I’ve continued to return to her words on more than one occasion. In her debut book of poetry, Muñoz works through the themes of migration and technology. … More Book Review: Theresa Muñoz, “Settle”

Book Review: Susan Hawthorne, “Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing”

It’s not very often that I choose to review a non-fiction book, but Susan Hawthorne’s Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing was too good to keep to myself. If you’re not familiar with the term “bibliodiversity,” don’t worry. I wasn’t either until I came across this book while researching sources for a project I was … More Book Review: Susan Hawthorne, “Bibliodiversity: A Manifesto for Independent Publishing”

Book Review: Emily Carroll, “Through the Woods”

I’ve never been much of a graphic novel reader, but there’s something about Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods that enchanted me from the start. This book first made its way to me via my Secret Santa over the Christmas holidays. It was the eye-catching cover that drew me in and the spine shivering tales that … More Book Review: Emily Carroll, “Through the Woods”

Book Review: Austin Kleon, “Steal Like an Artist”

I’ve been in a creative funk lately. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes to mind or I have to forcefully pry my ideas to the surface. This current creative situation is what led me to pick up Austin Kleon’s book, Steal Like an Artist. I’ve been following Kleon on Twitter for a … More Book Review: Austin Kleon, “Steal Like an Artist”

The Texas Book Festival and the Power of Readership

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Texas Book Festival in Austin. The two-day event was definitely worth the six and a half hour drive from Lubbock. From visiting rows of bookish booths to attending various author panels to listening to Dan Rather speak about his latest book, I thoroughly enjoyed myself … More The Texas Book Festival and the Power of Readership