books

Book Review: 'Goyhood' by Reuven Foster

Book Review: 'Goyhood' by Reuven Foster

Fenton writes with the wit of Charles Portis while maintaining his eye on the larger question of who we are.

My Favorites of 2023

My Favorites of 2023

Laura's faves!

When a Word Isn’t Just a Word: The Politics of Profanity

When a Word Isn’t Just a Word: The Politics of Profanity

In my day job teaching British Lit to high school seniors, I spend a lot of time talking about words, both sweet and salty. To distracted s...

A Catch Up

A Catch Up

Hellooooooo internet. It's been a minute. School started and I became a ghost. With the end of the year close at hand (Thank God,...

Check Your Shelf and The Staredown: A Crossover Episode

Check Your Shelf and The Staredown: A Crossover Episode

https://traffic.libsyn.com/5e78f557-40cf-402f-a64b-3fdba1e4ef15/crossover.mp3 Welcome to August! We're getting towards the en...

What I Loved When I Was Young

What I Loved When I Was Young

During a lovely conversation on the Check Your Shelf podcast with Alabama Take 's own, Jaimee Hannah, she asked me what my favorite books...

What Are You Reading This Summer?

What Are You Reading This Summer?

Laura talks about what books to read this summer.

Jokes On You

Jokes On You

Laura writes about the books that made her laugh.

The Book Was Better?

The Book Was Better?

Laura talks about books that have been adapted into tv shows and movies.