I’ll be blunt. A Million Things by Emily Spurr will break your heart. But know the following: even as you lie on your kitchen floor shattered and ugly crying into a dish towel after reading this remarkable book, you will be better for it. We all need a reminder that we aren’t alone, even ifContinue reading “Inspired by ‘A Million Things’ by Emily Spurr”
The above are illustrations created by me based on TJ Klune’s latest novel Under The Whispering Door. Released on September 21, 2021. Description of book: When a reaper comes to collect Wallace Price from his own funeral, Wallace suspects he really might be dead. Instead of leading him directly to the afterlife, the reaper takesContinue reading “Art inspired by ‘Under The Whispering Door’”
I found this memoir after looking at the NYT Bestsellers list. I went into it not knowing who Bobby Hall aka Young Sinatra aka Bobby Tarantino aka Sir Robert was. But I had heard of Logic, who rapped on Sam Smith track I liked a few years back. I remember thinking “wow, he really elevatedContinue reading “Book review and art inspired by ‘This Bright Future: A Memoir’”
Right off the bat I want to say that this isn’t a true crime book about some serial killer from the 1970s that no one remembers. This happened within the last few years. A spree that went from 1996 to 2012 to be exact. Right under all our noses. And you could have been aContinue reading “Review: American Predator- The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century”
Who knew death could be so much fun? What a creative and unique world Neal Shusterman invented for us through his Arc of the Scythe series. I ate this post-mortality concept up. How did he do this? I’ve read a lot of dystopian literature, and I think this one might be my favorite. It gaveContinue reading “Inspired by the ‘Arc of the Scythe’ Series by Neal Shusterman”
My Oprah nope meme makes a return for another bad book. I haven’t used it in a while, so it was a good run. Bunny by Mona Award tries too hard. I wanted to like this so bad. Story about an outcast graduate student who falls into the depths of a bitch cult? Count meContinue reading “Review: ‘Bunny’ by Mona Award”
Shut up and take my money.
The Other Animals, edited by Rachel Hamburg, is a collection of eight stories that gives a much needed shout-out to the underdog. Not literally a dog though, because if there is any animal that demands attention from humans – it’s those of the canine persuasion. We’re talking vultures, worms, scorpions, crows, whales, water striders. YouContinue reading “An ode to ‘The Other Animals’”