Shaking it Rough: A Prison Memoir

21 11 2015

I’m biased. Again.

This time, it’s because Andreas was my brilliant creative nonfiction teacher back at UBC. He was so supportive and enthusiastic and helpful that I really credit him for inspiring me to write a memoir after taking his class, which I hadn’t considered prior. So of course reading his spectacularly written memoir about his stint in prison was a well documented, exciting journey.

And if you’re wondering, that’s me with my high school cross-country sweater. Which is actually too big for me. Go figure.


Gross Indecency: Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

19 11 2015

I really enjoyed this play.

Also, this is what I looked like at work today.


Wind in the Willows

10 11 2015

Was I the only one who groaned when there was yet another story featuring Toad? The guy’s a prick.


The Ethical Slut

8 11 2015

Excellent, logical, and informative book. Also, I had no idea was a thing but now I’m intrigued!


Tenth of December

13 10 2015

Was recommended to read this by a friend. I can definitely see the appeal of it: the writing is modern, informal most of the time. And certain stories are better than others: “Escape from Spiderhead” and “The Semplica Girl Diaries” are by far the best and most fleshed out, not to mention contain the most WTF moments.

Although I may not love the collection, it did make me feel more confident as a short story writer (as does Alice Munro). I feel like someday I’ll publish a collection of short stories too, as opposed to the “standard” novel.


Library Architecture and Design

7 10 2015

Some of these grand libraries around the world make Vancouver’s seem like piles of dirt. Just sayin’.


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

30 09 2015

Not gonna lie. This book wasn’t as brilliant as I thought it would be. Oh well. The ending was sweet though. And if this ever gets made into a movie, I imagine that the lead guys will be super cute.



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