Welcome to June’s Treasure Box, your monthly trove of goodies, curiosities, and (for this month at least) creepy-crawlies, curated by me! For the month of June, here’s a super-sized Box, full of strong women, creepy Asians, and more: ♦ This incredibly bizarre tale of adultery and murder, starring Walburga Oesterrich, a wealthy woman who hid her much-younger… Continue reading Treasure Box: June 2016
Fun fact: my dad considered naming me Snow White. Now, but to be fair, I was born on the winter solstice, and that was especially special snowflake because most years it’s on December 21, but on my year winter came a day late to coincide with my spawning, and I actually do have very black hair and naturally very snowy skin,… Continue reading Book Review: Stitching Snow
dripping slabs like Takashi Miike films. tottering between open flames and closed windows.
So this week was, uh, really interesting in the world. I did get some recalibrating and even writing progress. I hit upon some major breakthroughs and new angles for revisions, and I’m so excited. Also celebrated my brother’s birthday yesterday, which was fun. Got him High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, as well as the underrated post-punk masterpiece Soul Mining by… Continue reading Life Update: 6/20 – 6/26
Halfway through Hermione Granger’s Feminist Book Club 2016, and the books are only getting even more varied! This month: a graphic memoir, Marjane Satrapi’s celebrated PERSEPOLIS. Initially published in France, the U.S. collection is divided into two parts. “The Story of a Childhood” covers Satrapi’s early years in Iran. The rebellious daughter of educated Marxist parents, young Marjane’s… Continue reading Hermione Granger’s Feminist Book Club: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Here’s something a little different. The (former) roommate suggested we start a ‘book club’. Okay, it’s two people, but still! I got to pick the first book, and since I’d heard good things about Han Kang’s Man Booker-winning THE VEGETARIAN, I chose that. She found it creepy and unnerving, and so did I, but I… Continue reading Book Review: The Vegetarian
Happy Father’s Day to all deserving fathers! I got my father a graphic novel anthology of H.P. Lovecraft stories, but I accidentally shipped it to my college address. Whoops. This week, I’ve been seriously rethinking my WIP. After my mentor became the fourth person out of four people to tell me the original conceptualization for my protagonist/narrator had… Continue reading Life Update: 6/13 – 6/19