Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Published by Penguin Random House 2017 There are far too few novels out there that address mental illness; especially books where the protagonist is the one with mental health issues. Honeyman shows that this can clearly be done well, with gentleness, tact, and even humor. Written in first person POV, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine [...]

If No One Reads Your Writing, Are You Still a Writer? (And Other Questions to Keep You Awake at Night)

If No One Reads Your Writing, Are You Still a Writer? (And Other Questions to Keep You Awake at Night)

My husband is not a creative type. He is an engineer; everything he does is precise, rational, pragmatic. I rarely engage him in conversations about books and writing, because we think too differently. I believe in possibility and the power of the imagination, and he believes in only what he can see. Now and then, [...]

Book Review: The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood

Winner of the 2000 Man Booker Prize This book came to my attention while taking Atwood's online writing course through Masterclass, where she explained the use of different literary devices. The Blind Assassin is an example of a "story within a story", something you might be familiar with if you've read Frankenstein or The Princess [...]