Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. Your baby would be better off without you. But not… Continue reading Book Review: The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker
Could be his job as a janitor at an insane asylum, could be the meaninglessness of existence, could be the unwanted cilantro on his tacos. Whatever the reason, Jim has elected to commit suicide. But before he can do the deed, a mysterious resident at work equips him with a dog and a bag of… Continue reading Book Review: Cryptofauna by Patrick Canning
Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.… Continue reading Audiobook Reviews: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear & The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Meet the Newells, a big family of good lookers and hard grafters. From their sleepy working class backwater, the siblings break into Oxford academia, London’s high life, the glossy world of magazine publishing and the stratospheric riches of New York’s hedge funds. Then there’s Paddy, the wrong’un in their midst, who prefers life’s dark underbelly. … Continue reading Book Review: The Wrong’un by Catherine Evans
This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while, and I’m finally getting around to making it official. I’ve probably unofficially been on hiatus for a few weeks now. After two and a half years of this, it feels like time for a bit of a break. Lists are always fun, so here a… Continue reading Songs Wrote My Story is Going on Hiatus!
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him,… Continue reading Audiobook Reviews: Carry On & Heartless
King Norr was not content. He longed to know the world beyond his tiny, island kingdom of Nibb. The Nibbians, however, were not a seafaring people and had no desire to travel elsewhere. Why bother, they said. What could be as perfect as Nibb? Even so, Norr watched foreign ships come and go. They approached,… Continue reading Book Review: The Gift of the Quoxxel by Richard Titus