First Chapter Thoughts: Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Gracia

A while back, I read Silvia Moreno-Garcia's Gods of Jade and Shadow, and fell utterly in love. Her prose, her characterization, her wry, dark humour, combined with Mayan mythology and clever worldbuilding - It's a fantastic novel, which I've reviewed over here. So, inevitably, I'm checking out more of Moreno-Garcia's work. The first I got my hands … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Gracia

The Gremlin’s Library: The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

TW: This book and review deal with heavy mental illness themes as well as race riots & the severe violence involved.  I've been involved in Book Twitter for a while now, but I'm still learning how to measure the tide of book announcements and getting hyped for new releases - and when Weight of Our … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: The Weight Of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

a blessed sense of purpose /// a flash fiction

Content warning: The following contains an honest depiction of suicidal thoughts/tendencies, mental illness, recovery, depression and mentions of the institutional violence that can make these worse. You’re used to the hallucinations, by now, so when your ex-girlfriend walks past the window with a cold realness to her that she didn’t even have when you knew … Continue reading a blessed sense of purpose /// a flash fiction

The Autistic Experience & ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki’ by Haruki Murakami

TW for discussions of ableism, suicidal ideation, and bullying. First things first, this is not a review. I did not finish Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage; not because the book is bad, but simply because it touches a little too close to home while being incredibly alien. As a result, this can't be a … Continue reading The Autistic Experience & ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki’ by Haruki Murakami