Simultaneous Reads

Because no one reads just one book at a time. Share pics and descriptions of the two, three or four books that you have On the go.
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1) It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back - Christopher R. Weingarten (33 1/3 Series)
I’m addicted to the excellent 33 1/3 book series, which chronicle one seminal/classic album per book. They are compact pocket books that can be finished in a day. Good for someone with a limited attention span in addition to people who like to read about music. Also, Public Enemy rules. 
2) Spectacular Optical Book One: Kid Power! - Edited by Kier-La Janisse & Paul Corupe
My friends wrote and edited this book, a first in an anthology series from cult webzine Spectacular Optical. Among the many gems in this book, the essay I’m looking most forward to reading is an interview with Stephen Rosenberg, the former child star from the 1978 version of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, who now works as a hairdresser in Montreal. 
3) Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris
A Christmas present that I am now starting to read. Sedaris is a funny dude. 
4) Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems - Richard Ferber
I have a 7 month old baby who doesn’t sleep more than two hours at a time. I’m going insane from sleep deprivation and need help. 
5) Sex Criminals Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) - Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky
A good friend of mine recommended this book to me knowing that I like sex, feminism and graphic novels. “I think you will like this book,” he said. He was right. 

-Submitted by Jen Idems

1) It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back - Christopher R. Weingarten (33 1/3 Series)

I’m addicted to the excellent 33 1/3 book series, which chronicle one seminal/classic album per book. They are compact pocket books that can be finished in a day. Good for someone with a limited attention span in addition to people who like to read about music. Also, Public Enemy rules. 

2) Spectacular Optical Book One: Kid Power! - Edited by Kier-La Janisse & Paul Corupe

My friends wrote and edited this book, a first in an anthology series from cult webzine Spectacular Optical. Among the many gems in this book, the essay I’m looking most forward to reading is an interview with Stephen Rosenberg, the former child star from the 1978 version of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, who now works as a hairdresser in Montreal. 

3) Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls - David Sedaris

A Christmas present that I am now starting to read. Sedaris is a funny dude. 

4) Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems - Richard Ferber

I have a 7 month old baby who doesn’t sleep more than two hours at a time. I’m going insane from sleep deprivation and need help. 

5) Sex Criminals Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) - Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

A good friend of mine recommended this book to me knowing that I like sex, feminism and graphic novels. “I think you will like this book,” he said. He was right. 

-Submitted by Jen Idems

just the essentials

just the essentials

Xerox Ferox: The Wild World of the Horror Film Fanzine by John Szpunar
Let’s Talk About Love by Carl Wilson (33 1/3 series)
Dummy by R. J. Wheaton (33 1/3 series)
Wizzywig by Ed Piskor
Prophet Book #1 (Remission) by Brandon Graham & Simon Roy (and co.)
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Between Silk and Cyanide by Leo Marks

Xerox Ferox: The Wild World of the Horror Film Fanzine by John Szpunar

Let’s Talk About Love by Carl Wilson (33 1/3 series)

Dummy by R. J. Wheaton (33 1/3 series)

Wizzywig by Ed Piskor

Prophet Book #1 (Remission) by Brandon Graham & Simon Roy (and co.)

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Between Silk and Cyanide by Leo Marks

Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture -Lisa Robertson Ways of Seeing -John Berger Moby Dick -Herman Melville Little Brother Magazine No.4 -Ed. Emily Keeler The Vestiges -Jeff Derksen Unless -Carol Shields The Ethics -Baruch Spinoza
Submitted by Evangeline Holtz

Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture
-Lisa Robertson

Ways of Seeing
-John Berger

Moby Dick
-Herman Melville

Little Brother Magazine No.4
-Ed. Emily Keeler

The Vestiges
-Jeff Derksen

Unless
-Carol Shields

The Ethics
-Baruch Spinoza

Submitted by Evangeline Holtz

No One Belongs Here More Than You, short stories by Miranda JulyThe New Yorker Stories, short stories by Ann BeattieNo Longer Human, novel by Osamu DazaiMxT, poems by Sina Queyras

No One Belongs Here More Than You, short stories by Miranda July
The New Yorker Stories, short stories by Ann Beattie
No Longer Human, novel by Osamu Dazai
MxT, poems by Sina Queyras

Frank O’Hara - Meditations in an Emergency
Sylvia Plath - Plath: Poems (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets)
Nell Irvin Painter - The History of White People
Lydia Davis - The Complete Stories of Lydia Davis
Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1
James Alan McPherson - Elbow Room

Frank O’Hara - Meditations in an Emergency

Sylvia Plath - Plath: Poems (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets)

Nell Irvin Painter - The History of White People

Lydia Davis - The Complete Stories of Lydia Davis

Michel Foucault - The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1

James Alan McPherson - Elbow Room

A Carrot is as Close as a  Rabbit Gets to a Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews & Texts 1966-2001 Ed. Gabe Forman
The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
God-Man: the Word made Flesh by Dr. George W. Carey and Inez Eudora Perry
The Grand Budapest Hotel (screenplay) by Wes Anderson
My Struggle 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez

A Carrot is as Close as a  Rabbit Gets to a Diamond: Captain Beefheart Interviews & Texts 1966-2001 Ed. Gabe Forman

The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

God-Man: the Word made Flesh by Dr. George W. Carey and Inez Eudora Perry

The Grand Budapest Hotel (screenplay) by Wes Anderson

My Struggle 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez

A nicely balanced entry, here, that reflects the kinds of text that I usually juggle: a masterpiece that I missed out on, a great comic, and what I think is the best literary journal currently going in Canada.

A nicely balanced entry, here, that reflects the kinds of text that I usually juggle: a masterpiece that I missed out on, a great comic, and what I think is the best literary journal currently going in Canada.

I’m going into my teaching practicum in the fall and will be working with grade eleven and twelve students. I know we will be doing short stories and lit circles where the students get to choose their own books. The Diaz collection might offer something more interesting than the usual classroom short stories, and I’m pretty sure TFIOS  is unofficial required reading for HS students. The Faulkner is here just because it’s Faulkner and he’s the best:)

I’m going into my teaching practicum in the fall and will be working with grade eleven and twelve students. I know we will be doing short stories and lit circles where the students get to choose their own books. The Diaz collection might offer something more interesting than the usual classroom short stories, and I’m pretty sure TFIOS  is unofficial required reading for HS students. The Faulkner is here just because it’s Faulkner and he’s the best:)