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Stumbling over Chekhov’s gun

1 Aug

Alright guys, put on your thick rimmed glasses and grab your double espresso cappuccinos. We’re doing literary analysis today.

In between watching my kid cousin and sobbing uncontrollably over my website not working, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. My life has been the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast for three months.

And then I came across a gem of a novel that reminded me why I wanted to be a writer in the first place.

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When I found out the local Barnes and Nobles had a whole shelf of Russia books I’d never seen

20 May

At first I was like…

And then I was like…

New book!

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St. Petersburg: the Fairy Tale City by the Bay

2 Feb

I'll give you my 2 cents on Agent 6 once I'm done reading it

Until I bought this book, I could only see Russia, specifically St. Petersburg, through a window—a very thick, almost Plexiglas-type window. From my vantage point I could witness the hustle of people burying themselves against the cold, head into the unforgivable Baltic wind, on their way to work. Smoke swelled from smokestacks and oil refineries. The city winked with an Old World charm that could have only been captured during the 18th century.

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