ruth ozeki: a tale for the time being

Like The Sympathizer by Viet Than Nguyen (which was my previous read), Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being was a book that I saw make the rounds online before I finally picked it up — the cover is absolutely stunning, so I can’t blame anyone on Instagram for showcasing it. I finished The Sympathizer sooner than I had anticipated, […]

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literature and the limits of compassion

A number of the books I have been reading lately have had a great deal of very real (and very current) human suffering at their center. Most recently, I read The Beekeeper by Dunya Mikhail, which chronicles the true experiences of women who were captured by Daesh and the difficult work that they do to rebuild their […]

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book boxes: on the boxwalla

If you have been following my Instagram feed for a while, you may have noticed that I receive a book box from The Boxwalla every two months. I have been receiving these boxes for over a year and a half now and have finally come around to feeling like I can provide solid feedback on […]

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