Spoooooky Reads

Claire and Marshall of Halloweens Past Happy Halloween, friends! In honor of the spookiest holiday, I thought I’d give you a list of some of my favorite chill-inducing books, at varying levels of scariness. The Exorcist by William Blatty If you’re looking for a truly horrific read, this is a great place to start. TheContinue reading “Spoooooky Reads”

Book Review: Lilac Girls

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is natural that such an earth-shaking event, a piece of history that revealed the deep capacity for evil that lies within human nature, would inspire a seemingly bottomless well of responsive art. As a lover of historical fiction, I have read a fair few books about World War IIContinue reading “Book Review: Lilac Girls”

Postmortem: Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell managed the rarest of feats: she made us root for an utterly unlikeable character — a female character at that. Throughout Gone with the Wind Scarlett struggles with the fact that she lacks many of the traits most desired in women of her time: humility, docility, and gentleness of spirit.  Though we pride ourselves today on embracing “strong female leads”, even the most independent of female heroines are usually still kind at heart, reaching toward the greater good, kind to children and animals, and ultimately feminine. Scarlett is cutthroat, grasping, and selfish, and worst of all, unapologetic, but you still find yourself wanting her to succeed. 

Autumn Sale!

Happy autumn, everyone! To celebrate the coziest of seasons, the paperback version of Across the Formidable Sea is on sale for $7.99! Click here or click “Shop my Book” at the top of the blog to go check it out! ATFS has a four-and-a-half star rating on Amazon, and has been called “raw and relatable,” “fresh,”Continue reading “Autumn Sale!”