I spent a lot of time contemplating how to write this blog post. I've been stuck on being extremely worried about speaking out of turn, or offending people with differing views. Then I realized that's the whole point of this. By not speaking out, I'm not allowing change to happen. It starts with conversations, questions, … Continue reading white fragility review.
For so long I've been fighting my way toward what I imagine is light, but I'm beginning to wonder what's on the other side. I have been a fan of Stephanie Danler since I read her first novel, Sweetbitter, back in college. Her writing is electric. I was drawn to her style of storytelling that … Continue reading stray review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A writer's life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity. I have heard of Toni Morrison, but never read any of her work. When I saw this book in the store I was drawn to it. I am always trying to expand my reading genres and this seemed like a … Continue reading the source of self-regard review.