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Reading List 13 of 2015

November 29, 2015

Covers the period from 11.4.15 through 11.29.15  


I own 7 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 7 of the books; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 17.


Research ~ African-American Literature & Culture:

  • African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of Folk Traditions by Cecelia Conway
  • Conversations with James Baldwin, edited by Fred L. Standley and Louis H. Pratt
  • Gwendolyn Brooks: Poet from Chicago by Martha E. Rhynes
  • Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison
  • Signifying as a Scaffold for Literary Interpretation: The Pedagogical Implications of an African American Discourse by Carol D. Lee



  • Postcolonial Ecocriticism: Literature, Animals, Environment by Graham Huggan and Helen Tiffin {partially read}


Research ~ Art:

  • 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works by [Juror] Glen R. Brown
  • Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
  • Big Art / Small Art by Tristan Manco
  • Ceramic Design by John B. Kenny
  • Fiber: Sculpture 1960–Present, edited by Jenelle Porter
  • Fiber Art Today, edited by Carol K. Russell
  • Form, Balance, Joy: Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art, edited by Lynne Warren
  • Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch
  • Joan Miró: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927–1937 by Jim Coddington {partially read}
  • Making Ceramic Sculpture by Raúl Acero
  • Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works by Polly H. Ullrich
  • Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud


Memoir & Biography:

  • The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters by Daniel Rachel
  • Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers, edited by Joyce Dyer
  • Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll by Ann and Nancy Wilson, with Charles R. Cross
  • Ornament and Silence: Essays on Women’s Lives by Kennedy Fraser {partially read}


Fiction ~ SFF:

  • The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
  • Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffrey
  • Dragondrums by Anne McCaffrey
  • Naughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman


Fiction ~ Historical:

  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee



  • Birthplace with Buried Stones: Poems by Meena Alexander {partially read}
  • The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
  • Jimmy’s Blues & Other Poems by James Baldwin




2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue T permalink
    November 30, 2015 00:02

    325!! Awesome!
    I’m impressed/envious of the range of subjects you tackle!

    • November 30, 2015 01:47

      Thanks. I have a lot of interests. 🙂

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