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Vonnegut, time travel and motherhood

Every night I read to Loulou, while nursing her to sleep. I have already read to her a series of children’s books, but since I am going to read them many more times to her, I thought it’s totally fine to just read out loud the books that I actually enjoy. 847 more words


The Biafran Babies Flew Shamefully Under The Radar

This is the first image that comes up when you Google search Biafran.  Don’t do it yourself unless you’re ready to see some soul-crushing horrorshow images of events in the twisted timeline of power politics and straight up not giving a shit.  575 more words


Book Review: Slaughterhouse 5 // Kurt Vonnegut

*N.B. this contains a couple of spoilers but definitely not enough to ruin the book for you.*

Thumbing through the books my moderately small local library had to offer, automatically skipping the so-called “chick lit” and fantasy sections, and meandering to the shelf that fell under the broad title of ‘fiction:’ the kind of title I like. 453 more words


The Five Stages of a Half Marathon

20 km is a long way to run for someone training for a half marathon two months away. In fact, that’s 96% of a half marathon right there. 1,562 more words


5 Prizes You Win From NaNoWriMo. Even When You "Lose"

November has come and gone, which means that thousands of writers are emerging from the cloud of words that swallowed them whole for a month. Some will be sporting a brand new fifty-thousand-word manuscript and year-long bragging rights. 1,203 more words