Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh

I honestly don’t know if I enjoyed this book or not. I feel shaken and disturbed. “A lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction.” GoodReads. Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh is such a clever and intense book. It begins in one manner and then turns ………

Where are you when inspiration strikes?

And what do you do? At the gym Sunday, I was peddling away on the exercise bike to an episode of Emma Gannon’s podcast when suddenly inspiration took me and I emailed myself an idea. However, when I sat at my computer Sunday evening to write it up I lacked the inspiration to do anything with the idea. I felt so full of creativity sat on that bike, but sat in bed now I feel ………

Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

There are so many people – especially young people – who really just blow me away with how together and talented they are. Even when that’s not necessarily the way they view themselves. I work with these people, I’m friends with these people, and I read memoirs/essay collections by these people. They are inspirational, and leave me feeling creative and inspired. Mara Wilson, along with Emma Gannon and Anna Kendrick (the best thing about November ………

Harry Potter and the Three New Editions

In an ideal world, I would be sitting here, typing up notes about a Harry Potter Anthology – a huge compendium, coffee table sized book that would contain everything you need to know about the wizarding world and its inhabitants. But, this isn’t an ideal world and sadly I only have three new short books (of the Pottermore Presents series) which are nonetheless wonderful.   “Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a ………