Book Review: Severance by Ling Ma

As someone who is historically not the biggest fan of the apocalypse genre of novels I was astonished over how much I enjoyed Severance by Ling Ma. This incredibly engaging novel managed to grasp and hold my attention enough that I read it in a single sitting, as I found myself captivated by its protagonist,…

19 Resolutions for 2019

As the first day of 2019 comes to a close, I’m thinking about what I want to come of this year, Last year, I wrote up 18 Resolutions for 2018, and while I did not complete all of my goals, I don’t think I did too terribly. As I noted then, “New Year, New Me”…

On Writing Things Longhand

I have to say that finals week is pretty much the worst time to be recovering from a concussion, especially when there was the season finale of Doctor Who and I lack the willpower to not watch it. But point in fact, the crucial struggle here isn’t a lack of TV, but that I need…

Book Reviews in Review Part I

It has been a little over six months since I posted my first book review on this website, I and in that time I have written about fiction, nonfiction, poetry, books I've read for fun, books I've read for class, and books that fall in between. There have also been several books that I've read…

On Presentations and Stress

The course that I am taking on Magic and Witchcraft in the Ancient Near East is a mix of graduate and undergraduate students, and since we are at different levels of schooling, we are taking the class in slightly different ways, even though we are all of us studying the same topic. I’m the only…