Earlier this week, the New Yorker published this review of the Amazon Bookstore, which comes to the conclusion that a brick-and-mortar store designed off the Amazon homepage is lackluster at best. The review is pretty interesting, and definitely worth a read, but clearly an Amazon bookstore seems like a dystopian post-bibliophile reality. The author of the article sites McNally Jackson as her favorite independently owned bookstore, so, if you’re similarly against Big Books…here’s a list of my favorite Manhattan bookstores you can visit instead of the Amazon store.
I bought Anchor Point by Alice Robinson at Readings bookstore on Lygon St. as a random selection for my introduction to Australian literature. Taking place in the farmlands around Victoria, this novel delivered in terms of its Australian-ness. Continue reading “Growing into pain, not out of it: Anchor Point by Alice Robinson Review”
A lot of dystopian fiction was written in 1932, for obvious reasons. I decided to read Brave New World now because, honestly, right now feel a little like 1932 sometimes. Continue reading “Brave not-so New World”