so·journ [n. soh-jurn; v. soh-jurn, soh-jurn]

noun 1. a temporary stayverb (used without object) 2. to stay for a time in a place; 

to live temporarily.


→ MA in English Literature // Current graduate student in Japanese Studies // Current Writing Instructor


→ I like: writing, critical theory, literary theory, Japanese Literature, postcolonialism, trauma studies, to name a few of my favorite things. When I am not reading and writing (or reading over other people’s writing), I am most likely knitting and listening to a true crime podcast — or bringing my beloved bichon/poodle mix, Popcorn, for a walk.


I created this blog as a space for me to write about the texts and authors that I come across in my personal (“for fun”) reading, as well as the things I end up reading for research purposes. Because of that, the writing you find here will be less like reviews and more like reflections and impressions I have on what I read. I hope some of these reflections pique your interest and lead you to pick up these texts yourself!

If the longish blogpost format is not for you, then you can also find me in smaller, regular doses on Instagram.