Archive for April, 2015

let’s review: a thousand pieces of you

Monday, April 27th, 2015

This book caught my eye (because cover) and for being described as Cloud Atlas for teens. I was drawn to the premise A Thousand Pieces of You—an invention called a Firebird allows travelers to explore multiple parallel dimensions—but was sorely disappointed and distracted by the writing, which merited more than a few eye-rolls from this [...]

love your thieves

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

​Because of this, my dreams have become sharper: nocturnal knives cutting into sleep like the hundred-splintered shards of glass collected outside my window. When you said to love your neighbors I did not account for what would be taken from me. Safe and sound. a moment unwound. replaceable things hold the weight of the world [...]

let’s review: the rabbit back literature society

Monday, April 20th, 2015

“Everybody comes to the library naked. That’s why they come here—to dress themselves in books.” The cover review of The Rabbit Back Literature Society describes it as Twin Peaks meets The Secret History, and while I can certainly see traces of these styles, Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen has created a thoroughly original creation that entertains the whimsical and bizarre while speculating [...]

let’s review: the seven principles for making marriage work

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Once you get past the somewhat scientific brand of corny writing style (a bit “Braggy McBraggerson” at times), the content in John Gottman’s Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is insightful and beneficial to the framework of a marriage. I’ve become familiar with Gottman’s name, some of his terms and concepts, as well as the Love Lab [...]

i tip my hat to the constellations

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

I tip my hat to the constellations to thank them for forming so beautifully over us, decorating darkness, kindly inviting us to the show. I think better at night when all sequestered creatures crystallize and quiet waits in the multitudes. Here I hold my own salon, philosophize with the greats or observe at least one [...]

let’s review: scary close

Monday, April 6th, 2015

“There’s truth in the idea we’re never going to be perfect in love but we can get close. And the closer we get, the healthier we will be. Love is not a game any of us can win, it’s just a story we can live and enjoy. It’s a noble ambition, then, to add a [...]