Diary of a Fellow Writer

“I spend much of the night thinking over the whole question of running the house successfully, and tell myself–not by any means for the first time–that my abilities are very, very deficient in this direction.” -E.M. Delafield. Diary of A Provincial Lady I bought Diary of A Provincial Lady at a used bookshop in ScotlandContinue reading “Diary of a Fellow Writer”

Escaping into Austen

I had to write a few drafts of this post before I liked it. It’s too hard to concentrate on writing right now; a week ago I had a job and I lived in London, and now I’m unemployed and I’m staying with my parents in America until all of this calms down. Regardless, I’veContinue reading “Escaping into Austen”

Struggling Marriages

“To her husband she was understanding, even affectionate, though they slept as if there were an agreement between them; not so much as a foot ever touched. There was an agreement, it was marriage.” -James Salter, Light Years I read Light Years by James Salter and Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue for my writingContinue reading “Struggling Marriages”

Indigenous Stories

“The stories were of people and whanaungatanga, of the plaiting that gives strength to the basket, the weaving that gives the basket beauty, and of koha that makes the basket full.” -Patricia Grace, Potiki I grew up in the United States, and our education in Native American culture was pathetic at best. What happened toContinue reading “Indigenous Stories”

The Female Persuasion

Faith was one of those people, Greer had started to see, who was seductive to almost everyone. -Meg Wolitzer, The Female Persuasion I read The Female Persuasion out of curiosity. It’s been on a table in the bookstore for a while, and I wanted to know if it was worth recommending. I don’t think itContinue reading “The Female Persuasion”