Category Archives: What People Are Reading

An Interview with Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong

In their just-released book Oregon Shakespeare Festival Actors: Telling the Story, Mary Z. Maher and Alan Armstrong interview a baker’s dozen Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors talking about their process and telling some behind the scene stories as well. Mary Z. … Continue reading

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An Interview with Michael Baughman

Michael Baughman, a freelance writer, has contributed to Evergreen Review, Sports Illustrated, National Wildlife, Honolulu Magazine, and many other publications. He is an emeritus professor of English at southern Oregon University and the author of Boat: A Memoir of Friendship … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 — what are you reading?

This summer I’m planning on catching up on some reading: Tod Davies’s Jam Today, Too: The Revolution Will Not Be Catered, a bunch of books by Megan Abbot and Wallace Stroby and whatever is new from John Sanford and James … Continue reading

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An Interview with Peter Laufer

Peter Laufer is a journalist, broadcaster and documentary filmmaker and he holds the James Wallace Chair in Journalism at the University of Oregon. He is the author of 20 books on such topics as the media, immigration, natural history, and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Mike Madrid

San Franciscan Mike Madrid is former advertising executive, the author of The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, which explored comic superheroines like wonder Woman, Batwoman, Elektra, Storm and the She-Hulk, and Madrid is a … Continue reading

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Everyday Book Marketing

I’ve got a book in the works, so I’ve been looking forward to Midge Raymond’s EVERYDAY BOOK MARKETING. Sometimes anticipating a book can lead to disappointment, but that wasn’t the case here. Raymond covers groundwork, promotion, book tours, book launches, … Continue reading

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Indiegogo and Goodreads

I‘ve been keeping up with my summer reading, which will soon transition to my sabbatical reading, and even joined Goodreads so you can those read those here. Right now I’ve finishing Mike Madrid’s Divas, Dames, and Daredevils, Melissa Mohr’s Holy … Continue reading

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An Interview with Margalit Fox

Margalit Fox is a New York Times journalist originally trained as a linguist. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in linguistics from Stony Brook University and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her journalistic work … Continue reading

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An Interview with Jennifer Margulis

Jennifer Margulis is is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. She is a former contributing editor at Mothering magazine and her writing has appeared in many of the nation’s most respected and credible publications, including the New York Times, … Continue reading

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Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Sarah Ogilvie’s Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary begins by describing her entry into the quiet world of the OED. She had come from of Australian branch of Oxford dictionaries, was a rare linguist … Continue reading

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