Category: Literature

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

The irony is not lost on me that, just a couple of days after claiming that I no longer plan to write formal/lengthy book reviews for this blog, I finish reading Ocean Vuong’s first novel, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. It would be absolutely… Continue Reading “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous”

Circe by Madeline Miller

Have you ever read a book that left you feeling completely stunned? It happens to me rarely, but when it does, I have this thing where I can’t do anything with my thoughts afterward. I can write about a good book, even a great… Continue Reading “Circe by Madeline Miller”

Reading Literature Causes Misogyny?

Recently, Electric Lit published an essay by Erin Spampinato titled, “The Literary Roots of the Incel Movement.” In it, the author argues that a culture of reading and privileging “white male” (para. 5) texts has resulted in the modern-day incelmovement (note: the term “incel”… Continue Reading “Reading Literature Causes Misogyny?”

What Do We Mean by “Literary”?

Here’s a question that comes up all the time: How do you know a work is “literary;” or, the even more common, “what is literature”? As someone who has a difficult time narrowing things down to a “favorite” book, I admit that I find… Continue Reading “What Do We Mean by “Literary”?”

5 Mini-Reviews: From Willa Cather to Hillary Clinton

I’ll never catch-up on all the reviews I need to write for books I’ve read in the last 5 or 6 months. That’s that. But, I am going to make an effort to catch-up on the recent and then stay current moving forward. I… Continue Reading “5 Mini-Reviews: From Willa Cather to Hillary Clinton”

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