Whenever I finish one book, I often find myself with the delicious dilemma of choosing which one will be the next taken off my shelves. But my to-read list has grown longer than my to-do list. (Darn you, Goodreads!) So, why would I reread books? Sometimes I want to slow the insatiable desire for new, […]
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo is one of the novels I was most looking forward to reading this year. I reached out to Jill and she so kindly agreed to answer a few questions about her novel and the writing life.
It’s been too long since I’ve shared a Friday Five! Here are some things that caught my interest recently. 1.Someday, a two-minute video from The Minimalists. 2. Georgia O’Keeffe. The Brooklyn Museum has put together a wonderful exhibit on Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work. It is excellently curated, focusing on the connection between creativity, her strong sense […]
The stacks of books on my nightstand grow ever taller, but here are a few books I just can’t wait to read. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng. Well, thank goodness for this. Celeste Ng’s new book will be out in September. It’s so far away, the cover image isn’t even ready yet, but what a […]
If you’ve been a writer for more than five minutes, no doubt you’ve been introduced to Joseph Campbell’s work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. (If not, consider this your introduction. You’re welcome.) Campbell combines psychology with mythology to uncover the connections between folk tales told in different cultures across human history. Through his research, Campbell found […]
Have you ever daydreamed of writing a series that has touched as many people as Harry Potter? Or writing a memoir as successful as Eat, Pray, Love? I close my eyes and think about how wonderful that would be. For a moment I smile, and then something weird happens.