Book Review: “The Mist” by Stephen King

This may sound obvious, but seriously, Stephen King is an amazing writer. I talked about this a little bit when I read The Shining, but I just really enjoy his style. It's easy going, almost simplistic, but with this kind of flourish that makes me crave the sound of his voice. His characters are all so real,... 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 →

A Love Letter to “Beloved”

I recently read Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” for the first time. I expected to be made uncomfortable, because facing the real life horrors of American slavery should make everyone uncomfortable. What I didn’t expect was a tangible reminder of why I love reading and writing as an art form. I had previously read about the horrific... Continue Reading →

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