From my Goodreads review The first thing I want to say is that this book is absolutely a product of its time. Published in ’69, the age of this books shows in a variety of subtle ways, but most noticeably it shows in its treatment of gender, i.e. casually relegating the main character to kitchen […]
From my GoodReads Review At last, I’ve finished re-reading this trilogy from my childhood. The last installment is, somewhat predictably, not as good as the first two books. It wavers between being a narrative and an informative text and fails to blend the two aspects together with the same ease that the first two did. […]
This morning while scooping the kitty litter, I was out of nowhere hit by a tasty blend of anger, resentment, and regret over what I perceive to be one of my many failures. This is not abnormal—I am somewhat regularly struck with this tasty blend, often for no particular reason. It’s one of those semi-intrusive […]
From my now two year old Goodreads review — which includes a long stream of updates that show my thoughts of the book while I was in the process of reading, and which might be amusing to read. No pressure though. 😉 When I was thirteen and ready to leave Christianity but didn’t yet have […]
From my Goodsreads review. Beware the spoilers even though this isn’t exactly a new book! If you haven’t read it yet you absolutely must! One of the things that makes this story so beautiful and simultaneously so absolutely heartbreaking. Spoilers: I cried both times I have read this book. The story is moving, the characters […]
I’ve been truly awful about posting poems for quite a while now. Well. I’m here to make up for that. Behold. The poem of the century.
From my Goodreads reviews, for people who think way too hard about books for children. 😉 Reading this book again, I felt some of the wonder and excitement of my childhood rearing its head. Though not written with the vivid attention to detail as its predecessor, it still conjured images of the beautiful Alaskan wilderness and […]