Thursday, April 22, 2010

Books What I Got at AWP or Just After

Best bargain:
FC2's $5/ea
Most expensive:
The Ask by Sam Lipsyte (not pictured) (~$26.50) (worth it)
Best design overall:
Absence Where As by Nathalie (Nathanaƫl) Stephens (Nightboat)
Flowers by Paul Killebrew (Canarium); Selenography by JM Wilkinson (Sidebrow)
Biggest "OMG-Where-Have-I-Been?" Press:
Cleverest book cover, 4th best design:
Pathologies by William Walsh
Best use of a pop reference in design:
When You Say One Thing But Mean Your Mother by Melissa Broder (for the Some Girls nod)
Best designed journal that 9th Letter should learn from:
Best journal to touch:
Most excited to read but probably won't:
La Medusa by Vanessa Place
Most awed by so far:
Black Life by Dorothea Lasky
Best bathtub read so far:


Tim Jones-Yelvington said...

I think your "most excited to read but probably won't" is the same as mine.

Would love to hear more about the Nathalie/Nathanael Stephens if/when you read it. Nat's reading next month at the reading series I co-host.

Adam R said...

I have heard La Medusa is totally worth it, but the Nathalie/Nathanael Stephens seems much more manageable.

Christopher said...

When I got home from AWP, I wanted to pull all of my books off the shelf and reorder them based on best design.

Tim Jones-Yelvington said...

I've been wanting to do this:

Jason Jordan said...

Looks like a great haul.

I'll be a dissenter and say that "La Medusa" isn't worth reading. I read it and didn't enjoy very much of it at all. I finished it, though.

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