"...fiction has the unique power of revealing something true." Amber—thirtysomething and barefoot—shows up at the door of the Norfolk cottage that the Smarts are renting for the summer. She talks her way in. She tells nothing but lies. She stays for dinner. Eve Smart, the author of a best-selling series of biographical reconstructions, thinks Amber … Continue reading Pages Feature: “The Accidental” by Ali Smith
“It was so gorgeous it almost felt like sadness.” This book tells the tale of a young woman who moves to Tokyo after the death of her mother, hoping to get over her grief and start a career as a graphic artist. She finds herself spending too much time staring out her window, though … … Continue reading Pages Feature: “The Lake” by Banana Yoshimoto
First off, let me start today's post with some happy news! I am embarrassingly aware that I need to work harder to be more timely in my replies on this blog. I feel like I'm always playing catch-up. In fact, just a few days ago as I was clearing up my notifications I realized I … Continue reading Pages Feature: My Fully Booked Fresh Read Experience + 2nd Blogiversary!
It seems like a lifetime ago when I posted the first part of My Big Bad Wolf Haul 2020. So many things have happened since then, and I honestly feel like a different person altogether. Even though it has been months already, please allow me to still fulfill my promise of sharing the second part … Continue reading My Big Bad Wolf Haul 2020 (Part 2)
“Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can't fake a thought.”Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It … Continue reading Pages Feature: “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” by Iain Reid + Thoughts on the Netflix Adaptation