Saturday, January 15, 2022


Freedom Libraries and the Fight for Library Equity

Freedom libraries in the south provided Black residents with access to spaces and books, whether in church basements or private homes.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022


READING ON THE COUCH. Stuff right next to it. The near-empty bookshelves are near-empty because recently I’ve lugged bag after bag of books to the Salvation Army store. I’ll eventually keep 15-20. It feels good. Like a dorm room.

Monday, January 10, 2022


Hanya Yanagihara’s Audience of One

…It’s still easy to find readers talking online, with odd pleasure, about the emotional devastation that reading “A Little Life” brought upon them. TikTokers post videos of themselves crying after finishing the book.