Feeling a presence beside me, I lifted my head saw the white unicorn. My heart softened, my shoulders relaxed. The unicorn was so close, I knew I could touch him. I reached out a tentative hand and placed it on his mud-splattered, white coat. A calm warmth flooded me.” Sixteen-year-old Princess Cora has a darkContinue reading “Book Review: Shadows of Lela”
A couple weeks ago was Independent Bookstore Day and I celebrated by visiting my local bookstore, you know, as you do on Independent Bookstore Day. I promised myself I would only buy one book, but of course that quickly went out the window. I came home with two books and a pack of notebooks. BeingContinue reading “My Favourite Bookstores”
When I read a book/novel and one of its main plot points is a book or books in general or a bookstore, some weird thrill sparks inside me. It’s a strange sort of joyful feeling. Like something has really clicked. I just love it. Maybe it’s because I’m such a bibliophile myself, it’s a double-whammyContinue reading “Favourite Books about Books”
If your one-legged pigeon is a little wonky, that’s fine as long as you’re not hurting yourself and it feels good.
Having those moments allows the clutter in my brain to clear and make room for more productive and creative things.
This is a short story I wrote for Neil Gaiman’s MasterClass: The Art of Storytelling. I liked it a lot, so I wanted to share it here! This is my first short story I’ve posted here, so I hope you like it. It was the First of November—the night of the burning—and Nan knew thatContinue reading “November Song”
Disclaimer: I don’t write these fancy long book reviews for books that I didn’t love or had a big impact on me, but this book did have an impact on me. This book was the pinnacle of untapped potential. It had a great premise, but so much was left untouched. Anyway, I’ll get to thatContinue reading “Book Review: A Discovery of Witches”
Or How to Tell Your Family You’re No Father Along with Your Book than the Last Time They Asked
To believe in only the practical, the rational, the realistic was a kind of glamour as well. But he couldn’t enjoy the illusion of order anymore. Monsters aren’t real until you meet one. When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, he left his son a box of books and strange recurring dreams. Now Apollo is a fatherContinue reading “Book Review: The Changeling”
It’s easy to get caught up in all the things one wanted to do in the space of 12 months, but it’s important to instead focus on one’s accomplishments (big or small).