What I enjoyed a lot of the story is the main character, Tea, has powerful skills, so powerful she raises her dead brother from the grave without realizing it, and yet though people celebrate her, they also turn their backs on her.
Tag: 5 stars
Syrian Songs, Proverbs, and Stories, 1902
I could almost hear my father or grandmother telling me these sorts of stories woven from oral tradition.
The Sandman – “a sonic experience”
Damn. This was fantastic.
Where the Crawdads Sing – Rich and Beautiful
I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, and it's my favorite so far this year. Poignant, rich, and haunting, it deserves all the hype it's gotten, and more.
The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
This book is phenomenal. Not only does it provide pages of different emotional wounds and their elements, but it gives you psychological feel to all of them. I noted a number of wounds that I was already building up in a character I'm writing about, but this book has helped me think more deeply about … Continue reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus
Proust was a Neuroscientist
I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
31 Days of Spooky Reads: Through the Woods
If there was a musical equivalent, it would be a hint of Myrkur's haunting vocals coupled with the feel of the moors in Wuthering Heights.
Book Review: The Night Olivia Fell – Christina McDonald
I cried reading a thriller.
Book Review: Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure – Paul Veyne
Palmyra: An Irreplaceable Treasure is a beautiful telling of some of the history of Palmyra, Syria, and a telling that respected its unique culture and the beauty and loss of its ancient artifacts at the hands of ISIS.