Book Review: “The Atlantic Sound” by Caryl Phillips

This was another book I read for my Readings in Global Literature class last semester. This one isn't a novel. It's part travel, part history book, and covers several trips the author made in order to study the African diaspora and look for global community among blacks. Even if that topic is of no interest to you,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Sold” by Patricia McCormick

This book. Just wow. It's poetry. Literally. The whole book is a series of poems all telling the story of Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl from Nepal who is sold into prostitution. It won't be any surprise when I say that this book was hard to read. It's Young Adult and not atrociously graphic,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

My "Readings in Global Literature" class was not at all what I expected it to be. The literature chosen for class focused mostly on the transatlantic slave trade. There is nothing wrong with this at all, and I learned so much, but when I read the course description I thought we would be reading novels from... Continue Reading →

March Reading Summary

My blogposts tend to be pretty random in content. I started with a ton of poetry which slowly morphed into a sort of random-anecdotes-from-my-life thing. I sometimes think I blog mostly just to exercise my writing muscles, and I'm thankful for anybody who takes the time to read my random blatherings. With Little Baby on the way,... Continue Reading →

So I read, “The Shining”…

I scare a little too easily to take much of a shine to the horror genre, but in the past months I've been experiencing a severe emotional shakeup that reaches back to the roots of my childhood. All the raw and repressed pain and anger I'm dredging up has been attacking me in my sleep, filling... Continue Reading →

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