Category: Essay

April is the Coolest Month

Hello, everyone, and Happy May Day! I had an incredibly active reading month in April, so I’m going to post the list of titles that I read (by genre) below, with very, very brief comments on each. I read a total of 16 titles,… Continue Reading “April is the Coolest Month”

What I Read in January

Somehow, I managed to read (or finish reading) nine books in the month of January (2021). I wasn’t expecting such a high number, but I think the fact that I was on vacation for ten days at the start of the month helped. I… Continue Reading “What I Read in January”

This City is a Minefield by Aaron Chan

This City is a Minefield is the debut publication by Chinese-Canadian writer Aaron Chan. This collection of essays is notable for its stark honesty and courageous, expose style of writing. The pieces read like creative nonfiction versions of the classic confessional poetry, both in… Continue Reading “This City is a Minefield by Aaron Chan”

The Note I Never Wrote

I first started coming out to people when I was sixteen. It began with a friend who, as it turns out, didn’t deserve to be told first, but who was nevertheless mostly supportive in the beginning. A few months after telling a second friend,… Continue Reading “The Note I Never Wrote”

Dorian Gray, In Theory (Part 5)

Last month, I introduced a five-part project exploring Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, The Picture of Dorian Gray, as viewed through various critical lenses. I began in Part 1 with Formalism. This week, I take a very brief look at the novel from a Feminist perspective… Continue Reading “Dorian Gray, In Theory (Part 5)”