Book Review: His Bloody Project

"The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae." Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, His Bloody Project is a innovative and original crime fiction novel. Seemingly blurring the lines between memoir and... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties

Provocative and fearless, Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Parties is the short story collection of my dreams. Machado artfully bends genres to create tales tinged with horror, fiction, fairytale, and a dash of humor in between. Some might call this approach risky, but I find it refreshing to pick up a book that... Continue Reading →

Travel: Austin Is For Book Lovers, Too

Austin may be known for its thriving music scene, but its literary scene is also buzzing with life. From unique bookstores to author readings to book festivals, the city has plenty to offer book lovers. While many of the events take place during the spring and summer months, there's plenty to choose from year-round. So,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Anatomy of Silence

Oftentimes silence is seen as something comforting, a momentary respite from the clamoring of an increasingly chaotic world. Yet, silence isn't always golden. For victims of sexual violence and harassment, silence has been an oppressor. However, that's all starting to change. With the rise of movements like #metoo, more and more voices are starting to... Continue Reading →

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