Last month, I came across a friend's #filmstruck4 hashtag on Twitter that looked for tweeters to list four films that defined them (thanks, Kristin!) It was oddly hard to come up with, as most of the titles that came to mind were books. (You see … Continue reading Four books that influenced me
It has recently came to my attention that I have been reading wrong. Sometime between the toddler on the floor with the ads from the Sunday paper, reading aloud, "EYE-ya, ko-baba, ko-baba, ko-baba. EYE-ya, ko-baba, ko-baba, ko-baba," and the 35-year-old woman wrapped in a Christmas … Continue reading I’ve totally been reading wrong this whole time
On Friday, I finished the final pages of André Aciman's beautiful "Call Me By Your Name," and I was thrilled to be home alone. Because the beauty and sorrow of the final pages? They came out of my mouth. Shouts and gasps and incredibly loud … Continue reading Book vs. movie: ‘Call Me By Your Name’
My favorite weekends are my lazy ones, the ones with nothing on the schedule, when two days stretch ahead of me to play with as I like. And this past weekend? It was the epitome of that kind of lazy. This weekend, I wrote. A … Continue reading My writerly weekend & being open to ‘the shimmer’
Mostly, I consider myself pretty well-read. I've continually had a book, with a bookmark in it, since I was in the first or second grade. I slowed down a little in high school and college because homework, but let's be real--I haven't not been reading … Continue reading Turning to books to fill the holes in my knowledge
Last night, in front of the fire, I finished reading the book "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It affected me in a way most books don't, where I could actually feel my worldview expanding because I was looking into a world I … Continue reading ‘Between the World and Me’–Read it.
So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were to be experienced; waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come and the moments one was currently disregarding." ~Neil Gaiman, "Neverwhere" This is my fourth … Continue reading Some Neil Gaiman ‘Neverwhere’ love