dear imaginary readers of this blog. well, here we are. surviving. i wrote this year, in fits and starts, and have new pages to show for it. for fun, i started a mystery novel in november (my own version of nanowrimo) and threw 11, 000 words onto the page. it felt great, TBH. there are … Read more

my response to books i read in 2015

i’m doing a series of weekly prompts by Sarah Selecky and the prompt is to respond to the books i’ve read. i took the opportunity to do so with my 2015 book list in a kinda stream-of-consciousness way: Anatomy of a Girl Gang by Ashley Little (fiction). a disturbing scene that involves a curling iron. … Read more

fascinating, long article

according to Longform, Best Essay of 2012.  it’s anxiety provoking because it points out how humans rationalize. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/17/121217fa_fact_khatchadourian?currentPage=all

famous writers first books

a list: 1.  JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte 2. INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison 3.  THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J.D. Salinger 4.  THE BIG SLEEP by Raymond Chandler 5.  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee 6.  CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller 7.  THE VIRGIN SUICIDES by Jeffrey Eugenides 8.  WHITE TEETH by Zadie … Read more