Convenience Store Woman + Japan Vlog

Convenience Store Woman and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine should not be paired. In this video, I take a walk through a Japanese convenience store and then discuss why these two books don’t belong together because of character arcs, identity, ego, and social expectations.

June Reading 2018

In this video, I talk extensively about the books Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish, and I mention The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and talk briefly about The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer.

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan My rating: 3 of 5 stars This has the word memoir in the title, but I wouldn’t describe it as a memoir because there is no over-arching narrative that ties the chapters together. However, that didn’t make it less interesting … Continue reading

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dear Sugars is one of my favorite podcasts, but I usually don’t get much out of reading the Dear Sugars column. I prefer hearing the discussion between Steve Almond and … Continue reading