Musings

No Freaking Out Allowed

 April has been a crazy month. School is winding down which means twice the amount of work for finals, I've presented a paper, attended year-end parties and readings, and the GRE is looming in the distance. Amidst all of this craziness, I've had good news and I've had the Best News: my first literary magazine acceptances.… Continue reading No Freaking Out Allowed

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Gotta Buy This Book · Short Story Collections I Love

‘The Redemption of Galen Pike’ by Carys Davies

 I have Nightbird Books to thank for this lovely short story collection because without them, I never would have found it. The Redemption of Galen Pike by Carys Davies contains stories that never quite go the way you expect them to, stories that I felt the need to sit with and linger over, stories that… Continue reading ‘The Redemption of Galen Pike’ by Carys Davies

Flash Fiction I Love · Free to Read

‘Child Psychology’ by Gina Zucker

My life is all over the place right now so my commentary ay not be stellar, but I'm still trying and that's what matters. 🙂 The cool thing about "Child Psychology" by Gina Zucker, published by Tin House Online, is that at first, it doesn't feel current. And then when it's shown to be current, it doesn't… Continue reading ‘Child Psychology’ by Gina Zucker

Gotta Buy This Book · YA Books I Love

‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern

I've read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern before. I'm not sure when, exactly, but I'm pretty sure it was in high school. I absolutely loved this book. In re-reading it, I still loved it, even though moments I remembered as being incredible fell flat and moments I didn't remember at all struck me as profound. Yes,… Continue reading ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern

Musings

Disney College Program, Fall 2017: A Summary

It has now been exactly a month since my time working at the Walt Disney World Resort ended. The more I try to explain my experience to people the more it feels like some sort of dream, like I stepped out of reality and into an alternate world where the most important thing was how… Continue reading Disney College Program, Fall 2017: A Summary

Gotta Buy This Book · Nonfiction Books I Love

‘Locking Up Our Own’ by James Forman Jr.

The thing about a book like Locking Up Our Own is that it can leave you feeling a tad helpless. Not that James Forman Jr. didn't try his best. The call to action at the end of the book is lovely. But it's not a particularly uplifting read (hence it's pairing with beer instead of the usual… Continue reading ‘Locking Up Our Own’ by James Forman Jr.