Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner | Book Review

Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner is a poignant, astonishingly outlined story revolving around a young girl and her friend, River. Exploring the complexities of growing up through what some might define as an odd relationship - that between a human and a body of water - … Continue reading Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner | Book Review

Spending New Year’s Eve in a cozy cottage

We spent a couple of days at this lovely cottage, including New Year’s Eve, and it was everything we could’ve asked for. Most accommodations we stayed at were outstanding; however, almost none of them can surpass this one, and that for a multitude of reasons. The geographical positioning of the cottage is ideal for those … Continue reading Spending New Year’s Eve in a cozy cottage

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | Book Review

Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is a gothic novella revolving around an unnamed young governess sent to a country house to take care of Miles and Flora, two orphans, who finds herself entangled in a rather bizarre and unsettling situation. Considered by many the “the greatest ghost story ever written”, James’ novella is … Continue reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | Book Review

love yourself, Galatea

My inspiration for this poem was the Pygmalion myth. Simply put, the myth revolves around a sculptor who carves an ivory statue that is the representation of his ideal of womanhood and falls in love with her. Consequently, his prayers of Galatea becoming a real woman are heard and answered and the goddess Venus brings the ivory statue to life. Essentially, the myth has a happy ending, with them marrying and having a child; however, it only has a happy ending if you are willing to look beyond certain aspects – that being, misogyny, stereotyping and false images of womanhood

The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott is an anthology of more than 100 poems from the renowned author many of us celebrate for Little Women, which I have reviewed in the past. This anthology was sent to me by Libris in exchange for a review. Louisa May Alcott is obviously one of my favourite classic … Continue reading The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review