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Reading List 6 of 2019

June 24, 2019

Covers the period from 5.28.2019 through 6.23.19


I own 6 of these items. I watched 7 items in the cinema/on Youtube/via streaming. Baltimore County Public Library system supplied 7 of the books and movies. Libraries outside of Baltimore County, via Inter-Library Loan, supplied the other 12 items.



Artists of particular interest:

  1. Egon Schiele: Landscapes by Rudolf Leopold
  2. Important 20th Century Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings, from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, NYC, 20 Oct 1971 {Kandinsky’s watercolors!}
  3. Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art by George Morrison {FN–Ojibway | Lake Superior}



Art History:

  1. New Worlds: German and Austrian Art, 1890–1940, edited by Renée Price
  2. Reimagining Pictorial Space: Abstraction of the 1930s–1940s, by D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc.



Art ~ how to:

  1. Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter by James Gurney
  2. Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist by James Gurney
  3. Making Color Sing by Jeanne Dobie
  4. Watercolor Secrets by Robin Berry {1st read in late 2013, when I understood almost nothing}
  5. Watercolour Secrets by Jill Leman, of the Royal Watercolour Society





  1. An Honest Woman by Jónína Kirton {FN–Métis & Icelandic | Canada}
  2. Blue Yodel by Ansel Elkins [YYP, 2015]
  3. It Is Daylight by Arda Collins [YYP, 2009]
  4. Rave: Poems, 1975–1999 by Olga Broumas
  5. The Tertiary / Lo Terciario by Raquel Salas Rivera
  6. The Year of Blue Water by Yanyi [YYP, 2018]



  1. A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland
  2. Dinotopia, written & illustrated by James Gurney
  3. The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
  4. New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl



  1. American Originality: Essays on Poetry by Louise Glück
  2. Betty Kuhner: The American Family Portrait by Kate Kuhner & Steven Stolman
  3. Cheek by Jowl: Talks & Essays on How & Why Fantasy Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin
  4. The Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso
  5. [Fiction] Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  6. [Video] Ancestral Detention: Settler Desire of Grave Theft & Museum Containment, by Claire Urbanski — presentation at symposium on Spatializing Sovereignty, 20 Apr 2016




Films & TV:

  1. Downton Abbey, season 6, created by Julian Fellowes
  2. The Manners of Downton Abbey, produced & directed by Louise Wardle
  3. Good Omens, serial, directed by Douglas Mackinnon
  4. Rocketman, directed by Dexter Fletcher


[Video] Lindsay Ellis*, cultural critic:

  1. The Complex Feels of Guardians of the Galaxy v. 2
  2. The Whole Plate series
    1. Transformers and Film Studies
    2. Auteur Theory vs. Michael Bay
    3. Why Is It So Hard to Remember What Happens in Transformers?
    4. Genre
    5. The Problem of Lady Robots – Feminist Theory
    6. Framing Megan Fox – Feminist Theory
    7. Queering Michael Bay


* A gossip blog commenter linked to her work, and I found it interesting, even though I have never seen a Transformers movie, nor any other Michael Bay movie.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. O.L.P. permalink
    June 25, 2019 11:55

    Good Omens!!! Was it good?!

    • June 25, 2019 22:47

      Yes! After finishing the series last night, I gushed to Spouse about Aziraphale & Crowley’s love story being the ‘ship I didn’t know I needed. Obsessively sought out their memes on IG today, and now I’ve begun rewatching it. Utterly delicious.

      • O.L.P. permalink
        July 3, 2019 12:13

        Yay! 😀 they’re so good together
        Ive only read the book but I would love to see the tv show..

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