The Girl of Triggers and Thorns

Originally posted on on April 8th, 2016. “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” (The Fault in Our Stars) Recently, I started thinking back on my experience of first reading The Girl of Fire and Thorns. Nobody had told me that Elisa was “fat” or that body image and self-love played […]

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In the Shadow of ‘The Ring’

Unpopular opinion alert: I’m not the biggest fan of Tolkien — specifically, of The Lord of the Rings. I know this is essentially heresy to admit to the teeming hordes of guys and gals who, like me, adore the fantasy genre. But, alas, ’tis true that I am not on the side of Mr. J.R.R. […]

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