Ada Limon has done it again. I've had poetry that has left a strong impression on me, but this collection cut me to my core. Limon is a master of making you feel. I re-read numerous poems because I couldn't get over the way she captured emotion. I reviewed bright dead things a few months … Continue reading the carrying review.
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott is a book that beautifully captures what it means to be a writer. It is a lot of frustration and feeling like you should just give up. It is also incredibly satisfying to craft stories and know this is exactly what you were meant to do. I turned to … Continue reading bird by bird review.
Happy Valentine's Day bookworms! I hope your day includes some sweet treats and love. Love shows itself in an array of ways. Romance, friendships, family relationships, and most importantly: self-love. So let's celebrate love today in whatever way we can. Here are a few poems that reflect the theme of love in many aspects. Enjoy … Continue reading valentine’s day.
This is not a novel. Well, it is, but it would be better described as a collection of conversations. Outline by Rachel Cusk is a story of an English woman traveling to Greece to teach a writing course. Along the way she records every interaction she experiences from her neighbor on the plane to her … Continue reading outline review.
“Lights blind you; there’s a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside.” TW: abuse Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss is a dark and powerful novella filled with nature, perseverance, history, and shattering perspectives. Silvie spends two weeks of summer with her parents in the North of England, attempting to live like Iron Age Britons. … Continue reading ghost wall review.
The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride is a challenging read. Its structure is difficult to power through, almost entirely fragments/stream of consciousness, and forced me to re-read the majority of the book. It is a book filled with raw honesty about first-time love, but that seems to be the only true focus during the story. … Continue reading the lesser bohemians review.
Another year has come and gone. 2019 brought the beginning of this blog and only increased my passion for reading and writing. I'm grateful for the growth I've experienced this past year, and cannot wait to see what 2020 brings! In 2019: I read 27 books/audiobooks, wrote 34 blog posts, had viewers from 32 countries, … Continue reading 2019.
This story has easily become one of my favorite books of all time. That's how good it is. When I finally finished it, I was taken aback. I never wanted the world of The Secret History to end. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. Once again, I have fallen in … Continue reading the secret history review.
It's no secret that The Paris Review is one of my favorite literary magazines. Every season I eagerly await the release of a new issue. I've found that reading The Paris Review has given me the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of authors, writing styles, and unique stories. Each issue is filled with … Continue reading the paris review fall 2019 review.
Autumn by Ali Smith is the story of Daniel and Elisabeth and how their worlds intertwine. Daniel is 101-years-old. Elisabeth is a young woman. The setting is the United Kingdom and navigates the time directly during/after Brexit. “She likes to read, she reads all the time, and she prefers to be reading several things at … Continue reading autumn review.