Why I Keep One Book to Destroy

In high school art class, my teacher asked us to bring an old book to class. I picked up an old coin guide for collecters for a buck. If we were bringing a book to art class, it probably wasn’t going to last long. She was about to open the door to a new kind…

Don’t Read This Book: The Girl in the Road

I know what you’re thinking: I’m totally gonna read that! And it might be a great idea. Monica Byrne’s The Girl in the Road is one of those books where the present is a poetic haze and the past unravels slowly. It’s also a highly sexual and sometimes violent book with many disturbing (though not…

I Dream of Bookshelves: 5 DIY Bookshelf Ideas

I fantasize about the library we’ll build one day because, at least in my mind, this is the most important room in the house. Okay, well, maybe that or the kitchen (you know that saying about spending all your money on food and books…).  In the spirit of future library plans, I decided to dig…