memories of crying over books, most recently Know My Name by Chanel Miller
become /bəˈkəm/, v.
Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, was one of our office holiday party’s most quickly stolen White Elephant gifts and the first book on Barack Obama’s best of 2018… Read more “become /bəˈkəm/, v.”
touch /təCH/, n., v.
The other night, before Candle Boy embarked on a two-week trip to London and Paris (without me), I’d asked him for some extra cuddle time, to stock up… Read more “touch /təCH/, n., v.”
character /ˈkerəktər/, n.
My parents sometimes tease me about the things I used to say and desire when I was a little girl. You used to want blonde hair, they’d… Read more “character /ˈkerəktər/, n.”
Harry Potter and the Sequel Only Some People Wanted
The title of this blog post ended up being more Lemony Snicket than J.K. Rowling, I think. But I suppose that’s all right. It wouldn’t be the… Read more “Harry Potter and the Sequel Only Some People Wanted”
Dear Sugar, I stumbled upon your book, Tiny Beautiful Things, by accident. I didn’t think I would buy it at first. It just didn’t seem like it was up my alley.… Read more “Dear Sugar,”
Bee in Your Bonnet?
Indeed, old Sorting Hat — I do have a bee in my bonnet. In these past two weeks, J.K. Rowling has released an entirely new Sorting test on… Read more “Bee in Your Bonnet?”
Off the Shelf of Yours Truly
As an English major, I am constantly asked about what I’m currently reading, what I’ll be reading after my current book (Right now, that would be Motherland, by… Read more “Off the Shelf of Yours Truly”
If you’re an [aspiring] writer, you will undoubtedly receive two particular pieces of advice more than any others: Write every day. Read what you want to write… Read more “Writerly Conundrums”
Learning How to Say Good-bye
I’ve always had a soft spot for Peter Pan — even if I’ve never been able to pinpoint precisely what caught my attention and heart so firmly. It’s not the tale… Read more “Learning How to Say Good-bye”