Making Peace With Basement Living (AKA Spiders)(AKA Killing Them ALL)

Dear Reader, This year, I have the privilege of living in a lovely basement apartment. It's part of a house that belongs to a good friend's parents. That's right - I've graduated from several years of not living in my own parent's basement and progressed to living in someone else's. But that's okay. It's affordable, … Continue reading Making Peace With Basement Living (AKA Spiders)(AKA Killing Them ALL)

In Praise of Harry Potter (and in criticism of other recent YA works)

Over the summer, I spent many lonely nights in Chicago and Mexico re-reading the Harry Potter series. Okay, so maybe the nights weren't lonely at all, but I was alone, and Harry Potter kept me great company - same as he did when I was a teenager, when the first books came out. It's been … Continue reading In Praise of Harry Potter (and in criticism of other recent YA works)