The Short Story-Novel Conundrum

Earlier this week, I was about halfway through reading a novel, one of those buzzy summer books promoted as an elevated beach read, when I realized I was simply‚Ķbored. Surely something was wrong with me: the book has been talked about everywhere from New York Magazine to NPR, all my trusted sources. The author is… Continue reading The Short Story-Novel Conundrum

Book Report: Vampires in the Lemon Grove

I recently read a quote by Vladimir Nabokov that said, "All great novels are great fairy tales." I find that to be an inspiring and hopeful reminder of the magic books can hold. From my favorite book of all time, The Phantom Tollbooth, to One Hundred Years of Solitude and its everyday wonder, to the… Continue reading Book Report: Vampires in the Lemon Grove