Articles by Tom Nissley

April 2, 2014

April Books: A Reading List for Rebirth and Taxes 0

Here is a selection of recommended April reading, heavy on birth, death, and rebirth, and a little boredom.

March 3, 2014

March Books: A Reading List for Winter’s Thaw 2

We don’t know quite what to do with March. We’re excited and frightened by its power and variability. Here is a selection of recommended reading for a moody month.

February 3, 2014

February Books: A Reading List for Love and Late-Winter Gloom 0

Here is a selection of recommended reading for February, full of love, birthdays, and late-winter gloom.

January 3, 2014

January Books: A Reading List for the First Month of the New Year 0

It’s with a sense of incompletion that I offer my nine recommendations here for January, books and poems that begin, or hinge, or are contained in the year’s first month.

April 13, 2012

Confessions of a Reluctant Fetishist: Keep Books Adulterated 8

I don’t mean to make a fetish out of printed books, and I’m not asking to burn (or delete) ebooks, or their devices. Maybe all I ask is that digital books be designed in ways that give them character, that help them live and survive individually in your mind, rather than being translated into a common, anonymous display that passes through your memory as quickly as you scroll.