The Dictionary of Purple Prose: 100 More Words for Logophiles

The Dictionary of Purple Prose: 100 More Words for Logophiles

I'm a bit of a collector of words. Several years ago, I began keeping a list known as The Dictionary of Purple Prose, which has been quite well-received among this blog's readers. Occasionally, I remember to update the thing, as I did last year. It's time to do it again. Here are 100 new additions to The [...]

The Wolf Road, by Beth Lewis: A Review

The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis Published by Crown Publishers, Penguin Random House Elka hasn't had much luck in her life. Between the nightmare of the thunderheads that keep her awake at night, and the raging memories behind the locked doors in her memory, she can count the people she's cared for on a single [...]

New Headspaces

New Headspaces

For the last few weeks, my mind has been suspended like a helium balloon, vicariously grounded to earth by a single, tenuous string. The feeling has presented itself as fractured language (still switching back to English), unfinished thoughts, a diminished perception of time (I blame being unemployed), and an inability to look forward. This is [...]