It’s no secret that Joan Didion is one of my all time favorite authors. She has been inspiring me for years with her writing. It had been some time since I read one of her works, so I decided to change that. Where I Was From is a nod to Didion’s homeland, California. It is … Continue reading where i was from review.
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.