Year End: Recapping 2016

It's that time of year again! December is working towards a close, and it's time to go over what I've read and tell you all about it in one dump post! This year I've picked five short stories, three novellas, and five novels, since I've been reading more widely. These weren't necessarily published this year,... Continue Reading →

A Yuletide post

Happy Holidays to one and all! No matter what you celebrate, I hope you have a great time this year. Heavens knows we need it. One of the things I want to talk about with this post is the importance of making space for yourself, of making time to be quiet and small in vastness,... Continue Reading →

Creating as a woman

The other day, a friend and I were discussing the movie The Fifth Element. My S.O. loves that movie. It is ironically one of the only science fiction movies that he enjoys. I chalk this up to nostalgia - not that I don't enjoy the movie, the opposite, but it's not really his kind of science... Continue Reading →

New York, Lorca, and Movies

There are whole essays written on Federico Garcia Lorca, whose work has appeared on this blog before and who continues to be an important part of my literary education, mostly because all of my literary education of note has occurred in Spanish and El Ogro, soul of my soul, professor of the highest order, may he... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Beasts: my feelings

So I felt really, really upset after watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this past week. Some people seem to have really liked it, which is baffling to me. I grew up on Harry Potter, like many in my generation, generally loved the books, and for me this movie was an uncomfortable, disconcerting experience... Continue Reading →

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