Book thoughts

Patsy and reflections on motherhood

I have a lot of thoughts about the book Patsy. I have been on a streak reading about mothers lately, but I notice that I have always seemed to gravitate toward books about mothers (or maybe people just use fiction to process their relationships with their mothers). I think I am noticing themes about mothers… Continue reading Patsy and reflections on motherhood

Book thoughts

Flowers in the Attic: Money can’t be a mother

In my formative years, I was obsessed with VC Andrews. I think what drew me to the books was the dark and taboo nature of them, filled with rich family secrets and incestuous forbidden love. Reading them felt risky and exhilarating. I experienced a weird rush when someone knew what I was reading about. I… Continue reading Flowers in the Attic: Money can’t be a mother


Books about Mothers

I know we’re all in quarantine and it’s difficult to remember what day of the week it is, but this is a reminder that Mother’s Day is around the corner. I always feel sentimental about my own mother (doesn’t even have to be on or around Mother’s Day) when I read books about relationships with… Continue reading Books about Mothers