New reading challenge!

Along with all the other things I’m attempting to do in my life, I recently committed to a reading challenge with none other than Soph. lt’s from the Gilmore Girls TV show, and it’s a list of every book that Rory mentions having read throughout the course of the show. It’s 339 books — sufficeContinue reading “New reading challenge!”

10 Novels That Have Shaped the Stuff that Liz Writes

I see a lot of those Internet lists that have titles like, “100 Classic Novels You Are a Dunce If You Haven’t Read by the Time You’re 20” and “20 New Novels That Are Totally In Style and Stuff So Read Them Blah.” The thing is, I have always felt a little iffy about these kinds of lists. . . . Therefore, I thought I’d make one of these list-y things.

What is Liz Reading? — a review and minor gush-fest of “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” by Charles Yu

Surprise surprise, I’m reading something I’ve already read three times. More surprise, it’s my favorite book: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu. This book. This book. It was an accidental purchase on my Kindle about three years ago. I got a sample, thinking it looked neat but hesitant to spend the $10. I devoured theContinue reading “What is Liz Reading? — a review and minor gush-fest of “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” by Charles Yu”

Reading List # 10 — Atonement

I recently read Atonement by Ian McEwan for class. This was a marvelous book. Touching, mysterious, and tense, this novel weaves through and around the life of thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis as she grows into being a writer and an individual. Atonement doesn’t shy away from the idea that being a writer means taking risks that sometimes don’t always turnContinue reading “Reading List # 10 — Atonement”

Reading List #9 — The Girl in the Flammable Skirt

Hello again, dear Readers. Once again I am back with another installment of What is Liz Reading This Week? starring, well, me. After putting down the heavy weight of Go Tell it on the Mountain, Aimee Bender’s short story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt was a breath of air – but not necessarilyContinue reading “Reading List #9 — The Girl in the Flammable Skirt”