things i learned, writing

writing || the Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

I started this book on June 24, 2017 while on a 7-hour plane ride to Scotland and finished it today, June 19, 2018 while driving to my local Starbucks. (No idea why those locations are relevant but hey, the more you know, eh?) So, I suppose it's fair to say it's taken me a full… Continue reading writing || the Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

academia, Philosophy, Psychology

writing || Wow: “Nation” by Terry Pratchett

Just finished reading “Nation” by Terry Pratchett! It’s a 5-star in my Goodreads! But before I start talking about it, here’s its Goodreads synopsis: Synopsis Alone on a desert island — everything and everyone he knows and loves has been washed away in a storm — Mau is the last surviving member of his nation.… Continue reading writing || Wow: “Nation” by Terry Pratchett

academia, Literary Commentary, writing

writing || Thoughts on “My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King” by Reymundo Sánchez

Synopsis Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence… Continue reading writing || Thoughts on “My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King” by Reymundo Sánchez

academia, Literary Commentary, writing

writing || “Vicious” and Morality

Vicious! I read this book, by V.E. Schwab, a long time ago, and really enjoyed it! Although I had a lot of initial comments and discussion questions building up in my mind while I was reading, I unfortunately never wrote them down once I’d read it. Then, a few weeks later I finally did on… Continue reading writing || “Vicious” and Morality