Crying in H Mart
With food, family, and death at the centerpiece of this service, “Crying in H Mart,” is a gathering of the ugly side of grief and dying, the little moments of happiness interspersed in-between, and the eventual rise to acceptance of the love that never leaves.
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
If you want a one line summation of my thoughts here it is: Everyone should read this collection. I think this review will benefit from simplicity, because it’s really that simple. Pick it up.
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies
Like Water for Chocolate is a charming tale of love, food, familial duty, and empowerment.
It Ends with Us
My recommendation? Close your ears to the noise surrounding this book and go in with no expectations. Don’t even read my review yet. My fatal flaw was listening to all the hype prior to picking it up.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love: Stories
There are books that can just be enjoyed on their own and then there are books that are meant to be discussed. Carver’s collection of short stories are the latter for me. He uses tightly woven dialogue and basic repetition to create a melody that is heavy and haunting despite its simplicity. His writing is…
Let Your Parents Tell You Their Stories
Because what are memories if not drafts of the stories we’ll one day share with others?
The First Time I Fell In Love
The first time I fell in love, it was with a boy. He was kind and smart and I was 16 and filled with the passionate exuberance of my first time. When I fell in love, it was with my best friend. We sat next to each other during most classes and snuck touches past…
My First Poem of 2020
I wrote a love poem once
I see you and the winter of my gaze turns into autumn. my heart opens itself to spring and before I know it the midnight of my soul has filled my every vein with sunlight. Every day with you is summer.