As we round the corner of Typographical Era’s first anniversary, we’ve decided to continue our Best Read in the year tradition, and what a year it has been! Between translations, short stories, novels, memoirs, and essays, readers of all genres will surely find Typographical Era’s Best Read in 2013 list to be a great place to start for reading endeavors in 2014. At least we hope so. Here’s to a great year in reading and to another great year for Typographical Era. Cheers!
Welcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.
Happy first week of summer! Bring on the popsicles, fireflies, and, summer reading of course! Now before you head outdoors to frolick barefoot in the grass through the sprinklers, have a look a what you may have missed at Typographical Era this week:
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls
Short Stories by Alissa Nutting
2010 / 188 Pages
Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls has been on my radar since it was released in 2010, but I have finally gotten around to this collection, and now, one of my life’s biggest regrets is that I did not read Alissa Nutting sooner. I usually prefer novels to short stories, but these little vignettes are so unpredictable and distinctive that I found myself utterly entranced with wide-eyed curiosity and fear, unable to look away from the intensity and humor of Alissa Nutting’s bizarre and magnetic universe.
I know I know! At this point, I’m just gushing, but seriously, do yourself a favor and read this book. Some folks may find it disturbing and offensive, but the imagination behind each individual story is just so impressive and unprecedented that even the most conservative of readers should want to adopt Alissa Nutting as the new Dark Queen of the short story.
It’s time for another Friday edition of the segment where we fill you in on what we’re reading, and we hope that you’ll reciprocate by telling us what you’re enjoying (or loathing) as well.
Don’t be shy, we want to hear from you! Feedback from our followers will play a role in helping us to determine what books to read, review, and feature on this site over the coming months. It will also give us a better idea of the topics and genres that interest you.