Jobe’s March Reads

Howdy Folks!
This month I read three books for my reading challenge. The first of three I read was Bodies, of the Holocene by Christopher Cokinos, a book of poetry which I categorized as “a book you can finish in a day.” I was fortunate enough to review this short but poignant work for the upcoming spring issue of the Arkansas Review (which you can also learn more about through the Encyclopedia of Arkansas).

The second book I read was Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen. This book did a really good job of putting into words what it is like to feel a deep need that can’t be satisfied by fleeting, loveless experiences. I categorized it as “a book by a female author” but it is many other things, besides.

The third book I read this month was Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel. This graphic novel is surprisingly literary, and explores the complicated relationship between a daughter and a father who are both gay. I categorized this one as “a memoir.” This was one of the assigned texts for my Illustrated Narrative course. Bechdel first became well-known for her online comic Dykes to Watch Out For, but I first heard of the Bechdel Test from feminist blogger Anita Sarkeesian.

I hope you had a great reading month of March and keep going strong in your reading and your writing! With good weather, try plying your crafts out of doors!

Until Next Time,

Jobe

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