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Reading List 13 of 2017

December 26, 2017

Covers the period from 11.6.2017 through 12.26.17


{break from reading books: 11.20.17 – 12.7.17}


I/we own 5 of these items. I watched 7 items in the cinema/on Netflix/Amazon/HBO/ YouTube/podcast. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 5 of the books and movies; libraries in other parts of Maryland, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 24.



  1. American Quilts: The Democratic Art, 1780–2007 by Robert Shaw
  2. The Fauves by Nathalia Brodskaïa
  3. The Fauves: The Reign of Colour by Jean-Louis Ferrier
  4. In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder, illustrated by JaeMe Bereal
  5. Kandinsky by the Guggenheim Museum
  6. Performance: Live Art since the ‘60s by RoseLee Goldberg
  7. [podcast] Terry Gross interview of Greta Gerwig



  1. Frozen, directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy 2, directed by James Gunn
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, directed by David Yates
  4. Kedi [street cats of Istanbul], directed by Ceyda Torun
  5. Lady Bird, directed & written by Greta Gerwig
  6. Princess Cyd, directed & written by Stephen Cone
  7. Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden
  8. Star Wars 8, directed & written by Rian Johnson
  9. A United Kingdom, directed by Amma Asante
  10. [TV] The Crown, season1



  1. Juniper, Gentian, & Rosemary by Pamela Dean
  2. Kingfisher by Patricia McKillip
  3. Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo by Ntozake Shange
  4. Strange Practice: A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel by Vivian Shaw
  5. Where the Stars Rise: Asian SF&F, edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak
  6. Yesterday’s Kin by Nancy Kress



  1. The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
  2. Camino del Sol: 15 Years of Latina and Latino Writing, ed. Rigoberto González
  3. Poems by Joan Murray 1917–1942, edited by Grant Code [1947]
  4. We Troubled the Waters: Poems by Ntozake Shange


Writing & Creativity:

  1. From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction by Robert Olen Butler
  2. Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art by Sam Wasson
  3. Minding the Muse: A Handbook for Painters, Composers, Writers, and Other Creators by Priscilla Long
  4. The Secret Miracle: The Novelist’s Handbook, edited by Daniel Alarcón


Memoir & Biography:

  1. Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa by Pauline Butcher
  2. Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders by Cole Cohen
  3. Inside the Halo and Beyond: The Anatomy of a Recovery by Maxine Kumin
  4. Life Detonated: The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker by Kathleen Murray Moran
  5. Molly’s Game by Molly Bloom



  1. All About Dreams by Gayle Delaney, Ph.D.
  2. Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
  3. Iconoclast by Gregory Berns, M.D., Ph.D.
  4. Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper Belt by Mary Kay Carson
  5. …Super Safe Living [for Autistic Women] by Robyn Steward



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