Winter Reading

TH66-PG1I’m shortly going to be moving down to Florida to join my daughter in her new home. There’s lots of space but I will have to cut down on the number of ink and paper books I keep around and rely even more on digital editions and my trusty iPad. But one thing concerns me: I normally do not save books after I have read them (only scholarly texts and books I want to study further, as a rule) but that doesn’t hold true for journals and collections. I tend to read a little here and a little there in these types of books.

So the question is: what do I do with my years of Tin House and Conjunctions?

Time is short and just to force my hand, Issue 66 of Tin House arrived in my mailbox. Look at the goodies in this issue … who wouldn’t want to add these authors to their winter reading list:

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Winter Reading

Tin House 54Yes, it’s Issue #54 of Tin House, subtitled Winter Reading. Journals like Tin House are special because they only come a few times a year (Tin House four; Conjunctions two) and I inevitably sneak mine into my bedtime reading stack to catch up on recent writing and also on the state of good creative fiction and poetry in the dark ages of Harry Potter and Stephen King.

The publisher provides a good overview of the contents of this issue of Tin House:

Enjoy Tin House #54. Find an excuse to devote a day to it and give it your complete attention. Feel the pain and strain with Benjamin Percy as he journeys through a month-long liver detox. Revel in the words of William Gass. Share Helen Phillips’s vision of a world where you can see through others’ skins. Let Mary Ruefle read you to sleep. And be the first to say you know New Voices David Feinstein, Sam Ross, and Eric Burg. Take your time with this one. It’s too dark to go anywhere but into your own ruminations.

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