From My Bookshelf: Upstream, Lake, Ocean

In celebration of the first month of summer, I’ve pulled three books from my bookshelf that each feature a body of water in their title: Upstream by Mary Oliver, The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Learn more about the From My Bookshelf series here … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Upstream, Lake, Ocean

It Always Stays Like An Old Friend | Unfold and Begin

Thank you to Jennifer from Unfold and Begin for this creative prompt, inspired by September and fall (my two favorite things about the year). But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that … Continue reading It Always Stays Like An Old Friend | Unfold and Begin

Vanity Fair and Preservation

William Makepeace Thackeray lived during "the age of the magazine," and personally contributed a number of articles to a few publications, as well as a couple of books. The most well-known book, and thus the novel he himself became famous for, was first published serially in Punch magazine. It is of course, Vanity Fair. The open edition … Continue reading Vanity Fair and Preservation