Happy Halloween friends. Today is one of my favorite holidays. I love autumn in general, but something about Halloween is just so great. The pumpkin carving, apple cider, watching cute and spooky movies, decorations of ghouls and witches, and yes, eating candy corn (I know I fall in the minority on that one). In honor … Continue reading bright dead things review.
A stunning story with a rich Italian history. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames was a true treat. The story is a fictionalized account of two sisters who are alive today, Stella and Tina, written by a family member. "This is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, … Continue reading the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna review.
This memoir/ collection of essays was something else. I’ve never read stories that convey so much love and incredibly deep pain. This book is not one to read if you are looking for sunshine and rainbows. I finished reading this last night and wasn’t ready to let Terese Mailhot’s words go. She is an indigenous … Continue reading heart berries review.
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A beautiful heartbreak. That's the best way I would describe this novel. This story has left many people divided on the side of absolutely hating it and not finishing it, or falling in love with it. I am the latter. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a story set during the 60s and … Continue reading where the crawdads sing review.
Two books, two e-books, one poetry book, one audio book, and a smattering of literary magazines. I wish I could say that I read more this summer, but this is what I accomplished. It's worth noting that my free time was spent reading between working as a barista, moving, starting a new writing job, and … Continue reading what i read this summer.
In a sea of strangers,you've longed to know me.Your life spent sailing to my shores.The arms that yearnto someday hold me,will ache beneaththe heavy oars.Please take your timeand take it slowly;as all you dowill run its course.And nothing elsecan take what only ---was always meantas solely yours. I was in the mood for some poetry … Continue reading sea of strangers review.
Insightful, heartbreaking, and healing. Those are the words I would use to describe this book. How to Come Alive Again: a guide to killing your monsters, by Beth McColl came into my life at the right time. I have felt the pressures of anxiety more so than usual recently. Let me just say that it … Continue reading how to come alive again review.
This book has been on my radar for months and finally one day I decided to get it. I had extremely unrealistic expectations that I could knock out this book in a few weeks. Oh, was I wrong. Throw in moving to a different state, starting a new job, and life in general. It took … Continue reading the goldfinch review.
In searching for new ways to expand my reading through new writers and genres, I found literary magazines. Literature magazines are perfect for curating a love for different styles, topics, and ideas. I’d never picked up a lit magazine until some time last year when I was looking for something to read in an airport. … Continue reading lit magazine love.