Here’s a quick reading guide—and thank heavens it’s a non-election year—for #summerreading in 2017.
Zoom in to make the image big, then commit to getting yourself a physical copy to appreciate it fully—it is gorgeous in person.
I first discovered the phrase “reading dangerously” one year ago while browsing the stacks at Powell’s Bookstore. Andy Miller’s The Year of Reading Dangerously caught my eye, and as I leafed through the pages, I gathered that I was holding a memoir of sorts. The story chronicles Miller’s consumption of fifty lofty titles, like Middlemarch […]
Since 2000, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has produced an annual edition of The Best American Travel Writing, coalescing the work of a variety of notable writers the likes of Pam Houston and David Sedaris. The locations in each edition range across varying degrees of foreignness, encompassing the Chernobyl site, the walled city of Belfast, and occasionally […]
If there is one Ooligan book I see around town more than any others, it’s The Portland Red Guide. The second edition of Michael Munk’s historical timeline, mapped out on our present-day city grid, seems to be a staple on book-store end caps, as well as Ikea shelves in homes and workspaces. One glance through […]
by Kait Heacock I don’t read much poetry, which is why I believe I’m uniquely qualified to talk about Portland poet Sid Miller’s 2009 collection Dot-to-Dot, Oregon. I say this because this is not a book meant only for other poets or one to be relegated to the hear-a-pin-drop silence of a poetry reading. This […]