My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
This is one of those memoirs where the author is interesting but hasn’t evolved in any meaningful way so it feels … empty. Lovely reading voice. #25wordbookreview (link) Continue reading
How to Be Alone by Lane Moore
There are some really beautiful (and funny) pieces in this memoir but almost as many come off as tragically lacking in self-awareness. Loved the audio. #25wordbookreviews (link) Continue reading
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Stephen Frey on audio is a dream but I’m done with HP. This is a series that’s great for kids, but it’s not for me. #25wordbookreview (link) Continue reading
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
Just as good as The Hate U Give. Audiobook bonus: narrator Bahni Turpin rapping. #25wordbookreviews (link) Continue reading
Pep Talks for Writers by Grant Faulkner
Nothing new; some of them are a reach (start a gratitude jar? Really?). Might be better to read weekly rather than straight through like me. #25wordbookreviews PS – here’s a link to it if this review didn’t completely turn you off. Continue reading
The Long Goodbye: A Memoir by Meghan O’Rourke
Her mother died of cancer. So did mine. That’s where our similarities end, so it was hard for me to relate. Great poetic writing, though. #25wordbookreviews Continue reading
On my radar this week: Started the audiobook of Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Partially because I want to start off the year with something thoughtful, partly because I have a grudge against Brene Brown that I feel like I have to get rid of. I don’t know why. Anyway, I’m having some trouble focusing on… Continue reading
Samantha Irby is gross and I love her.
I just finished listening to the audiobook of Meaty by Samantha Irby. She is hilarious. It was wonderful to listen to in my car last weekend when I was driving by myself out in the mountains. It was slightly uncomfortable to listen to sitting in traffic with my windows open the next day though because,… Continue reading
Once Is Never Enough
One of my reading goals this year is to reread some old favorites, so I was pretty stoked when I found out that this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (from thatartsyreadergirl.com) is Books I Could Reread Forever. Because I’ve already got a list of those going! But it was also a good excuse to go… Continue reading
LGBT YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy: It’s a Thing, and I Love It
Toward the end of 2016, I was browsing for something to read—something to finish out the year right, to carry me through the holidays and into my weeklong staycation between Christmas and New Year’s. I hit all the usuals—the Kindle new releases and daily deals pages, my Amazon “to read” wish list, my Goodreads “Want to… Continue reading
I’m Victoria Griffith and I am enthusiastic about a LOT of things. Pine trees and mushrooms and the desert. Ocotillos, motorcycles, travel, and photography. Friendship and writing and books and surviving the love of your life’s terminal diagnosis. I blog about some of these things here, mostly about books and writing, but about the other stuff now and then too.
I was born in Paterson NJ, call Seattle WA my home, and spend the winters in the desert of Southern California. I try to get out to see as much of the world as time and money will allow.
If you’d like to say hi, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.