Book Review: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

I had a dream about this review. Not the actual writing of it — watching myself with a notebook or laptop would be too dull to note — but instead the thematic turmoil involved. Read More Book Review: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

Book Review: Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch

A Declaration: Lidia Yuknavitch has done more for “the body as art form” than anyone in recent memory. (Maybe that’s not accurate, but I feel that way, so let’s roll with it.) Her memoir, The Chronology of Water, is all about her own body, the brutal beauty in what can happen to a body, and her novel, Dora: A Headcase, explores similar sensations. She dedicates the book to “every teen who ever got treated like something was wrong with them when really they were opening the portal for all of us.” What we need, this books seems to say, is to feel like we are heard. Read More Book Review: Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch

Five Favorite Books: 2012

This year alone, I’ve read 77 books and so far reviewed 68 of them. More so than in years’ past, I’ve come across work that I want to shove into the hands of every reading adult I know. In Sara-praise, “I want to hug its face off” ranks highest. Here, then, are my most face-huggable books for 2012: Read More Five Favorite Books: 2012