The Literary World Needs Negative Reviews!

But at what point does negative intersect with honesty? Does only living in a positive bubble of good reviews actually help the author and the book community at large?

The Tellings Chapter 3

Bethany My first day at the diamond shop started with rain. I tried not to see it as an omen as I walked down the cobblestone streets, with my drooping umbrella barely shielding me from the downpour.  The town was filled with a rainbow of umbrellas, contrasting against the grey of the rain-soaked city. ThereContinue reading “The Tellings Chapter 3”

A Baby Gardener’s Guide to Wellness with Plants

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin A couple months ago, I was in a bad place mentally. Lockdown living was keeping me safe, but not helping me thrive. IContinue reading “A Baby Gardener’s Guide to Wellness with Plants”

I’ve Opened a Bookstore

The last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. Why? Because I’ve launched a tiny online business. I’ve always loved books and bookstores. There are many many blog posts dedicated to my favourite books and bookstores. One dream I’ve had, since graduating five years ago, is to open my own bookstore. It’s easy for meContinue reading “I’ve Opened a Bookstore”

What I’m Learning this Month

I feel like I’m prefaced so many thoughts and sentences with the phrase: “with everything that’s going on…” But, it’s no less relevant or true. So many things are happening everywhere and it’s impossible not to be affected by it. This is the time of month when I would share the list of books I’mContinue reading “What I’m Learning this Month”

What I’m Reading Right Now: May

May has been a bit of a blur. It felt like the month only started yesterday, but here we are over half-way through already. I guess time flies when you’re in government-mandated social distancing? But the silver lining is that I still have lots of time for reading. Though⎯somehow⎯I’m still reading at my usual snail’sContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: May”