Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK,

Upon delving into a good book, I immediately enter into a relationship with the author, the characters, and the story. Each love affair is unique. I often find myself embedded in the world the author has created.

    My heart rarely beats faster than in the first moment I walk into a bookstore. As I take a couple steps passed the entrance, I stop to look around, breath in, and smile. My senses are heightened, my mind is clear, and I feel at peace.

    My adoration of bridges follows suit. Living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has sparked my appreciation for these beautiful pieces of architecture. To me, stepping onto a bridge evokes a sense of freedom. A bridge can symbolize the choice to cross over to a new era, to take on a new adventure, or to strive for a new circumstance.

    Whether it is a book, a movie, a collection of music, et cetera, I aspire to share my take on the pieces of work I encounter. I hope you enjoy what my site has to offer as I'll use it to share reviews and my views.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion’s collection of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, takes readers on an adventure through some of the most volatile years in American’s social climate – the sixties.

I’m not going to attempt to thoroughly evaluate or deconstruct Didion’s work, but what I will say is that her approach to writing, which is characterized by elongated sentences and run-on paragraphs, is delectable. It opens up doorways and allows readers to look at history in a fresh light.

The writer truly delves into her characters, her subjects – whether they are humans or places or times or experiences. The way she illuminates their subtleties is nothing short of beautiful. She possesses the ability to delve deep while writing the seemingly obvious, and, in a way, the way she makes readers feel is life-changing.  

This journalist has most certainly impacted my writing and the way I approach constructing my work, allowing me to understand that I can just let things flow without having to pre-emptively evaluate the necessity of a run-on sentence – if I feel it needs to be done, it shall be done.

This book is definitely worth a read… or even two.