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