Book Review: Can Everyone Please Calm Down?

Mae Martin—stand-up comedian, Bette Midler enthusiast and chronic over-sharer—sets out on a tour of sexuality, discussing a wide range of topics and definitions. In between personal anecdotes, quotes from friends and the opinions of experts, Martin covers basically every label in current circulation and also circles back, frequently, to the question of why and whether …

Book Review: The Binding

Binding is a mysterious art, considered dangerous witchcraft by many, including Emmet’s family. But when a letter arrives summoning Emmet to begin an apprenticeship with a Bookbinder, to learn the craft, he isn’t given a choice in the matter. He will go, willing or otherwise, to learn how to craft books and bind within them …

NaNoWhatNow?

Do you think you could write 50 000 words in a month? Or, perhaps the more pertinent question, would you even want to? I’ve heard a lot of different thoughts on NaNoWriMo since I first encountered the idea a few years ago, and I feel like most of them have been positive – variations on …