My aunt found this the other day when she was cleaning. It's a sakubun my cousin wrote for Japanese school--an essay. My two older cousins and I went to … Continue reading More Japanese Stories, Please
Once upon a time, in a not-very-exotic land called Queens, there was a short, shy-to-the-point-of-stupefication young nerd who realized that she liked stories. Loved them, in fact. Absorbed them quickly.At age nine, influenced by her best friend who was a brilliant storyteller and the books she loved so much already, the girl decided to try … Continue reading Happy 1 month, Pearl!
I finished Book 12 of 2015, The Crack-Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Edmund Wilson. It made a good pair with book 11, which was Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Basically, I picked up Z at The Strand and then decided to finally read The Crack-Up, not wanting to leave the world of … Continue reading F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
I came across this image on Tumblr tonight and immediately, my childhood reading experiences came back to mind because I read all of these books. These are the original American Girl books--historical fiction stories for children, about a ten-year-old girl living in different historical periods. These books are probably the reason for my historical-seeking reading behavior … Continue reading American Girl
I feel like I invented a new term the other day in an email--"workshop-itis."Defined as: what happens to a budding writer when one is continually in workshop-focused writing classes and one does not react, um, well to such settings.Let me see if I can explain what a writing workshop is like for those who don't … Continue reading Workshop-itis