The next book I read from my “Summer Haul” was The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante. As I stated in my previous post, the novels I picked up in July … Continue reading The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante
Before departing for the USA this summer, I decided to head to my local Waterstones and use up a couple gift-cards I had. My purchases really did seem like a … Continue reading Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg
I visited Budapest last April, and I came back with several works of Hungarian fiction in my luggage. The first author I tried from my pile was the great Tibor … Continue reading Niki: The Story of a Dog by Tibor Déry
When I traveled to Budapest last April, I made it a mission of mine to see as many of the city’s literary sites as possible. I bathed in the rich … Continue reading The Crescent City Diaries #5 – Faulkner’s Footsteps and Tarot Readings
Between my job, my novel, my travels, and this here blog, it’s been a chaotic and frustrating year for my reading. As I have stated in some of my recent … Continue reading No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
It’s been a while since my last book review here on TumbleweedWrites, and I’ve always considered the sharing my reading adventures to be the backbone of the blog. Life has … Continue reading The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
I’ve discussed my relationship with reading many times on this blog. It’s the skill I’m most eager to improve day-in, day-out. It’s something that’s absolutely fundamental to the way I … Continue reading Five Guys Read Hemingway: My Reading Experiment
I’ve always been bad at multi-tasking. It’s a skill I want to improve, but I feel like I’m wired in some way to be consumed by a singular focus. I … Continue reading Homeland by R.A Salvatore
2017 has been a great year for my reading. It wouldn’t be hyperbolic to say that this was the year I rediscovered reading- certainly in terms of reading for pleasure. … Continue reading The Top 5 Books I Have Read This Year!
Today I’d like to highlight three novels I read that challenged the accepted definitions of what exactly a novel is. During my life I’ve gone through several reading phases. I … Continue reading 3 Experimental Novels That Inspired Me!
Last night I finished reading Wolfgang Koeppen’s 1934 novel Eine unglückliche Liebe (A Sad Affair). This year I’ve resolved to read more fiction from non-English language writers. This one is … Continue reading A Sad Affair by Wolfgang Koeppen
Today I’m doing a little short story roundup. I’ve recently submitted a few short stories to magazines and competitions, and I thought it might be interesting to share with you … Continue reading 3 Short Stories I Can’t Get Out Of My Head