Dear Readers,

I now consider this blog to be my Juvenelia. Have fun perusing the archives, and find me at my new haunt, here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

URL change/update

Hi to my readers from the great state of Vermont, where I'm immersed in my ten-day prose reading and writing extravaganza. I'm having a truly amazing time, and will detail more later--but suffice it to say that it's mind-blowing for this Harvard grad to be surrounded by people who are serious and brilliant but not particularly competitive. I'm a bit bewildered, to be honest, at the lack of backstabbing, but I could get used to it.

I realize I owe my faithful readership a lot of book reviews: Alice Munro, Guernsey Literary, and the new Sookie. And the New Yorker fiction issue. I will try to return to regular blogging upon my return.

Oh, and this blog has moved: the new URL is The RSS feed should be the same, and the redirect from But if you're not getting updates, please re-subscribe here.

And ALSO, I'm tumbling a lot more these days. It's pretty random and occasionally personal stuff, but should you be interested it's

Til we next meet!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

#Bloomsday Round-Up

  • At the Forward, I talk about Jewishness and feminist stuff in Ulysses.
  • At, Juli recaps Ulysses in tweet-sized bits.
  • Also, I'm tweeting #Bloomsday links all day!
  • And here are my pictures from when I was actually in Dublin during Bloomsday festivities.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Recuerdo, and update

So this is where I've been, what I've been doing, what I've been recovering from.

I've been back in reality for a while--as soon as the nups were concluded, it was back to intensely prepping two highschoolers for exams. Plus my first book review assignment post-wedding was a 600 page behemoth about the middle east conflict...perfect timing right? But now I'm making my way through the fiction issue of a certain well-regarded locally-produced magazine (a mixed bag thus far) and then it's time to snatch a bit of summer reading (Guernsey Literary/Potato Peel etc) before I start wading through the heavy stuff for my writer's retreat at VCFA at month's end.

What have you been reading during this EBC hiatus, dearest friends o'th'blog?