ROOM

In Room,Ma lives with her five-year-old son, Jack. Room is where Ma has lived for the past seven years. After being kidnapped at nineteen, Ma was put into a shed and physically and mentally abused by a man she and Jack call Old Nick. The shed is soundproofed, so no matter how loud they scream,Continue reading “ROOM”

Proposal: Fight for Love

I did a surprise proposal, & it went surprisingly well. Here’s the song lyrics & words of my own that I used to propose to the love of my life, Rory: Dear Rory, There’s something I can’t quite explain: I’m so in love with you/You never take that away You’re never second best,you’re my one,Continue reading “Proposal: Fight for Love”

The Poet X

Xiomara (X) is a poet. She writes poems daily in her notebook, writing about her life. When she discovers slam poetry, it changes her world. Xiomara (X) is a poet. She writes poems daily in her notebook, writing about her life. When she discovers slam poetry, it changes her world.

Lists upon Lists

Guten morgen, everyone! Today’s the day in which I compose my Christmas list. While I won’t tell you everything that I want (because it’s more of a want than a need), I do really like reading and knitting.

Station Eleven

A strain of flu creates an apocalyptic world, one where technology and modern comforts are seldom seen as the norm. Amid this new world are a group of traveling actors, a symphony of men and women who have survived the pandemic that altered their world.

The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates first novel is compelling, dark, and full of hope.

Educated

Tara Westover’s memoir left me wondering how a life can truly change with the help of an education. I loved going to school. Throughout my childhood, I was taught in elementary school how to read, how to write, and learned common facts and ideas about the world. This continued throughout junior high and high school.Continue reading “Educated”

Girl, Woman, Other

Girl, Woman, Other is a multi-faceted story about several women—young and old—who live in Great Britain. At first glance, it seems like the novel is comprised of vignettes, but the deeper you venture into the novel, the closer these women become. Every one of the characters is connected to someone else in some way: aContinue reading “Girl, Woman, Other”