Wow. Okay. Where do I even start with this one? I guess I should start by saying that these books are not for the faint of heart. Every single one of these novels is gruesome, and the graphic violence would have anyone cringing in their chair. And I couldn’t get enough! The horror and carnage from…Read More
This week, I’m tackling a subject that’s very near and dear to my heart: eating disorders. I’ll be taking on Hannah Moskowitz’s Not Otherwise Specified, a story about Etta: a teenage girl stuck in a small hometown and stuck in the liminal space between worlds.Read More
Have you ever wondered what Fionn’s cats’ names are? Do you stay awake at night contemplating what their favorite Britney Spears album is? What kind of name is Fionn, anyway? In this Question and Answer session, I’ll be tackling a wide array of questions to give you a better sense of who I am.
And yes, I do have a favorite Britney Spears album.Read More
I don’t think I quite understood how insular the world is for the people left behind when the men go off to war. I never stopped to think about the casualties in the form of relationships, missed childbirths, and anniversaries uncelebrated. Siobhan Fallon captures the loneliness that comes from empty beds, dusty closets, and broken hearts. Even though my own father served in the military, all of the stories that he tells are far away and quiet, as though submerged beneath a layer of time that he refuses to slough off. He doesn’t want to remember what happened. But the women and children left behind, sometimes abandoned, don’t have the luxury of forgetting.Read More