Happy publication day to Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne and her beautiful, dark, devastating book, Holding On To Nothing, which is out today from Blair! Everyone go buy a copy and read it right now and I am not just saying that
Kea Krause is a brilliantly talented writer, a genius editor, and definitely one of the best people I know. Her writing is smart and poetic in every subject she takes on––from Great White Sharks to family alcoholism. I feel so lucky to know
And so it is 2016, and time to tell you about the 4th and final quarter of my 2015 reading challenge and how the whole thing went. If you've been following me on GoodReads, you already know: I didn't make it.
For the full essay, see it on The Toast. Originally published on December 3, 2014. -- In fourth grade, I was the new student in school. While I liked many of my classmates, I felt shy when it came to having people over