The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer My rating: 3 of 5 stars To me, the best thing about the audiobook is that it is read by Rebecca Lowman. There is something about Rebecca Lowman’s voice and style that makes me feel at home in any narrative. As for the writing, … Continue reading

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.

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