Many people probably participate in polyamory, but they are afraid to tell friends and family so they keep it hidden simply because it’s easier. I hope books like this are going to become more and more common as we open our minds to other forms of love in the world. Seriously people, why can’t we all just get along and mind our own business? Continue reading ‘Next Year For Sure’ By Zoey Leigh Peterson » I’ve Read This
There’s more to this story than just shadowy corners and suspect characters — the horrible mistreatment and commodification of women’s bodies is the most compelling part of this novel. Continue reading ‘Norma’ By Sofi Oksanen, Translated By Owen Witesman » I’ve Read This
As soon as that realization dawned and I acknowledged it, I was giving myself permission to put it down and stop struggling to read it. I wasn’t admitting defeat or giving up; I was just making a choice. Continue reading In Need of a Comforting Read: The Right Book At The Right Time Can Succor, Soothe, & Calm A Troubled Soul Or A Weary Mind » Changing Pages
Pierrot’s imagination leads him to have a zig-zag journey from one place to another where he is often either outside or in his bedroom, impatiently attempting to grab a book from a high shelf (and, not to our surprise, Newton’s 3rd law comes into effect at this moment — as the snail says to Pierrot). Continue reading ‘Little Pierrot, Volume 1: Get the Moon’ By Alberto Varanda
I highly recommend this collection for those who enjoy reading about female agency and sexual liberation as well as those who are interested in writing on these topics and would like to find a creative model to follow. Continue reading Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’ Is A Staple In English British Literature Courses (& A Pretty Awesome Book Of Short Stories Too)
“The critical differences for writers usually fall into three areas: the reader’s knowledge about the topic; [their] attitude toward it, and [their] personal or professional needs.” Continue reading Successful Writers Know That Writing For A Stranger More Often Means That You Have To Find Common Ground Somewhere — But How?
Jane Austen died at the young age of 41 about 200 years ago in July. She has influenced writers down the ages and given untold pleasure to readers such as me. In honor of her short — but creative and influential — life, this Weekend Wander is dedicated to all things Austen. Continue reading Reflecting On What ‘Women’s Equality Day’ Means Today With Classic Austen Lit | Changing Pages