Sue Grafton is pretty big in Santa Barbara because–well, like anyone anywhere, locals are a bit vain about the series being set in Santa Barbara. Being a bit defiantly hipster […]
I'm a writer and artist with an avid interest in imaginative worlds that explore the beautiful and wonderous alongside the tragic, dark and sorrowful.
On October 13 the Main Library in Jacksonville, FL is hosting Jax Makes as a celebration of local makers and artisans. Independent of this I have spent the last nine […]
I think that men need their own “romance” genre for the many books in all genres that fixate on fantastical and false tropes of femininity and masculinity.
As promised in July I’m ready to return to posting and I have plans to update the format of this blog and site. There’s always been something about Fall for […]
Briefly, a little background–I have been reading Anais Nin for years. I wouldn’t call myself a fan because I came to her work already knowing a lot of the details she tried to keep hidden in her life but I was curious about her because she is often quoted in […]
I have a love-hate relationship with moving. In fact, I haven’t even really unpacked anything except the necessities in the course of two moves over three years.
There’s something about beautiful books that make my heart sing. I understand that with all the ways we read it isn’t practical to make every book an artistic treasure but I would also be perfectly content with the experience if even the most ratty used book was rendered in aesthetic […]
I haven’t been posting many reviews on here lately although I am still actively reviewing Netgalleys on Goodreads. Right now is a time for change in my life and I think it’s a great time to change up the way I review books on my blog! So, in that spirit […]
The Single Mums’ Mansion: For all fans of Motherland, Allison Pearson and Hurrah for Gin by Janet Hoggarth My rating: 5 of 5 stars *I received a copy to read through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I’m surprised by how much I loved this book.
Reign of Appearances: The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere by Ari Adut My rating: 4 of 5 stars *I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* A fascinating illumination and exploration of the notions of public spaces, private lives and how the parameters of […]