Love in a Fallen City (1943) By Eileen Chang If I were to describe this story in a song, it would be Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris. When … Continue Reading Spiritual & Traumatic Love: Thoughts on Love in a Fallen City
Red Rose, White Rose (1943?) By Eileen Chang Red Rose, White Rose is a story about a man’s love life spiraling out of control. Zhenbao grew up in a poor … Continue Reading The Cheating Man: Thoughts on Red Rose, White Rose
Jasmine Tea (茉莉香片) (1943?) By Eileen Chang So the title, Jasmine Tea is only referenced at the beginning. Just like the concept of “Once upon a time” within a story, … Continue Reading Spillin’ Tea: Thoughts on Jasmine Tea
Aloeswood Incense: The First Brazier (1943?) By Eileen Chang Aloeswood Incense: The First Brazier is a novella written by Eileen Chang. In this novella, Weilong visits her estranged aunt, Madame … Continue Reading Love Currency – Thoughts on Aloeswood Incense: The First Brazier
Medea (431 BC) By Euripides Originally, I wasn’t going to read this Greek tragedy but my students from last semester convinced me that I should and I’m glad I listened … Continue Reading Revenge – How Far Is Too Far? Thoughts on Medea
Blood Wedding (1932) By Federico Garcia Lorca Blood Wedding is a tragedy written by Federico Garcia Lorca in 1932. It is based off a newspaper story about a mysterious murder. … Continue Reading So Much For A Happy Ending: Thoughts on Blood Wedding
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) By Marguerite Duras Hiroshima Mon Amour is a screenplay written by Marguerite Duras and there’s a movie of the same name directed by Alain Resnais. I didn’t … Continue Reading One Night Stand: Thoughts on Hiroshima Mon Amour
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) Directed By Susan Johnson To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was the movie I anticipated to watch in the summer of … Continue Reading Movie or Book? Thoughts on To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie
So after a year of no updates, I finally did it. I updated my review pages. So if you are new to this blog, you can check out all of … Continue Reading Announcements: Updated Review Pages!
2018 was actually a good year for me. In 2017, I was left with disappointment, stress, and lethargicness and so I hoped that 2018 would be better than the last. … Continue Reading 2018 – What happened to me?
Here is the prompt for November: Here at OWLS, we are pretty thankful that we are able to come together as a community and share a love and appreciation for … Continue Reading OWLS: “Thankful” For the Creative Non-Fiction of Alida Nugent
This month’s topic is “Grotesque”: In honor of Halloween, we will explore what we find vile and ugly in pop culture. For this month’s topic, OWLS bloggers will be … Continue Reading OWLS: The Grotesque Nature of Beauty in Angela Carter’s “The Tiger’s Bride”
I have been pretty inactive lately on my blog because I devoted most of my time towards watching shows rather than writing about them. I have a huge backlog of … Continue Reading Announcements: I made buttons and other stuff.
The Icarus Girl (2006) By: Helen Oyeyemi Warning: Spoilers! The Icarus Girl is unexpectedly chilling. Eight-year-old Jessamy “Jess” Harrison has an English father and a Nigerian mother. She has a … Continue Reading My Imaginary Friend: Thoughts on The Icarus Girl
Hey Readers! I am currently on a break from blogging. I haven’t really posted much in April and that will continue until I finish my projects for this semester. Happy … Continue Reading Announcements: It has been a while.
The Sympathizer (2015) By Viet Thanh Nguyen Personally, I wouldn’t pick up this book on my own. I had to read it for a class, but I’m glad that my … Continue Reading The Duality Spy: Thoughts on The Sympathizer