It’s year-end wrap-up time, and I’ll be back, probably in early January, to write about my 2015 reading. But I thought I’d post on my writing as well, of which I have done a fair amount this year. I published 17 reviews in various places that aren’t this blog. That includes some pieces that I wrote in 2014, but I can’t remember what I wrote when, so I’ll just go with publication date. I’m happy with that number, but particularly with the fact that several of those pieces appeared in new-to-me publications, including Bookslut, Open Letters Monthly, and The Seattle Review of Books. I’m also happy that of those 17 pieces, 15 were reviews of books written by women and 7 were of books written by people of color, 6 of those by women of color. Vida won’t be counting anything I wrote, but my own personal Vida count looks pretty good. You can see my entire list of reviews here, but here are some of my favorites from the year:
- “Intoxicating and irresistible and maybe untrue”: a review of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir in The Seattle Review of Books.
- “Border Reports”: a review of Vivian Gornick’s The Odd Woman and the City in Open Letters Monthly.
- A review of The Fall of Language in the Age of English by Minae Mizumura in The Quarterly Conversation.
- A review of Negroland by Margo Jefferson in Bookslut.
As for writing on this blog? I managed to write something here almost every month! Ah, well. That’s good enough.