Month: October 2015

the unbearable unfairness of Lolita


Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

[Spoiler alert on this post. If you haven’t read Lolita, please do so. It’s a classic for a reason. ]

I read Lolita for the first time in June as part of a classics book club I’ve attended regularly since the beginning of the year. It is definitely a book I wouldn’t have picked up on my own. As much as I love stories of sordid crime, the twisted tale of Humbert Humbert and his child lover always felt too unseemly. (more…)


dog person, cat owner

cat feline kitty

Ms. Bonkers D. Bobcat, the only cat worthy of her own blog post, IMO.

I’ve always wanted a dog. When I was a toddler, the only VHS I owned was Disney’s Lady & the Tramp. I watched it so much that my mom still knows entire scenes by heart some 30 years later. (more…)