5 Books with Sara Habein

You may already be familiar with the amazing Sara Habein from her long stint here at Persephone Magazine. She has excellent taste in music, an ear for news, and happens to be an all around gal of many talents. Here, she shares with us her picks for our 5 Books series.  Read More 5 Books with Sara Habein

The Amazing Books that Inspire Writerly Envy

Over Christmas vacation I read only one book, which is far fewer than I normally consume on long, lazy days, but it was the best book I’ve read in a very long time–Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys, which is a rare gem in that I loved it, but it didn’t elicit the usual “book envy” my favorites do. If any of you readers are aspiring writers, particularly of the poetry or fiction persuasion (and I know you’re out there!), then you know what I mean when I talk about “book envy”–that often-confusing mixture of both delight and jealousy that accompanies finishing a wonderful book, the type that makes you sigh, “I wish I had written that.” Read More The Amazing Books that Inspire Writerly Envy