What I’m Reading

My Brother Moochie by Issac J. Bailey

This is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read, and I can’t believe I forgot to tell you about it back in 2018 (when I actually read it), and I don’t understand why it’s not on every to-read list or Best Books list. Issac J. Bailey is a journalist & author who lives in…

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Literary Characters

Who are some of your favorite literary characters, and why? I’ll go first: ~~ Amy Elliott Dunne (Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn) ~~ 👱‍♀️ Amy’s internal monologue is wicked and acerbic and yet also, somehow, totally endearing. Gillian Flynn is the master of dark humor, and Gone Girl is one of my favorite contemporary books….

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Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett

Remember in Save The Last Dance, when Julia Stiles impresses her new English teacher at the all-black school she’s forced to go to after her mother dies in a car accident on the way to Julia’s Juilliard audition, and she’s forced to move in with her weird jazz dad in Chicago’s South Side, and many…

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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

I am not a professional book critic, and thank the gods for that, because books like Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend make me feel like I’m really not all that good at it. This is one of those times I want to say, “Just go read it,” and peace out. But… I’ll try. It’s the…

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