Upstream / Mary Oliver

Upstream / Mary Oliver

Title: Upstream: Selected Essays Author: Mary Oliver Genre: Nonfiction, Essay Collection Publisher: Penguin Press, October 11th 2016 Pages: 178 Synopsis: Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing.   As she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, finding solace and safety within the [...]

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Favorite Reads of 2016

Favorite Reads of 2016

This past year, I was able to tackle thirty novels—quite a feat if you take into account the three months of reading hiatus I took over the summer, two semesters I completed at Uni, and the novel I wrote in November. From the slush pile of reads, a select few left a lasting impression with me. [...]

A Darker Shade of Magic / V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic / V. E. Schwab

Title: A Darker Shade of Magic Author: V. E. Schwab Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Tor Books, February 24th 2015 Pages: 400 Synopsis: Kell is one of the last travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes connected by one magical city. There's Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, and with one mad King—George III. Red London, where life and magic [...]