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Reading List 6 of 2016

June 4, 2016

Covers the period from 5.3.2016 through 6.4.16

I own 2 of these items. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 23 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 13.


Research ~ Terroir:

  1. The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Amy Traverso
  2. Arab/American: Landscape, Culture, and Cuisine in Two Great Deserts by Gary Paul Nabhan
  3. Champagne Baby: How One Parisian Learned to Love Wine — and Life — the American Way by Laure Dugas
  4. Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World’s Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler
  5. The Road to Burgundy: The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France by Ray Walker



  1. Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems by Mark Jarman
  2. Crazing by Ruth Thompson
  3. Mad Honey Symposium by Sally Wen Mao
  4. The Modern Element: Essays on Contemporary Poetry by Adam Kirsch
  5. Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew Poems, translated & introduced by Bernard Lewis
  6. My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins
  7. Olio by Tyehimba Jess
  8. Swoop by Hailey Leithauser


Memoir & Biography:

  1. A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st century by Jerome Charyn
  2. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
  3. The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir by David Hare
  4. Cross-Pollinations: The Marriage of Science and Poetry by Gary Paul Nabhan
  5. Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim: Creating Countercultural Community by Timothy Gray
  6. The Japan and India Journals, 1960–1964 by Joanne Kyger
  7. The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens by Paul Mariani




  1. How Music Works by David Byrne
  2. Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology, ed. by Philip Brett, et al.



  1. Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy by Dave Hickey
  2. Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett
  3. The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Wood
  4. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence by Dacher Keltner
  5. Proxies: Essays Near Knowing by Brian Blanchfield
  6. Vogue 100: A Century of Style by Robin Muir
  7. [Fiction] Angels Burning by Tawni O’Dell
  8. [Fiction] The Other Daughter by Lauren Willig


Visual Media:

  1. [Film] In the Mood for Love
  2. [Film] Mary Poppins ~~~ Spouse had never seen it!
  3. [Film] Pride and Prejudice
  4. [Film] Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  5. [Film] Saving Mr. Banks
  6. [Film] Selma
  7. [Film] Spotlight
  8. [TV] Veep, Seasons 1 & 2


One Comment leave one →
  1. June 7, 2016 14:16

    Good list. Hm. I need to watch Saving Mr Banks.

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