A Dutch "minimal pair"; two words with a single spelling or sound difference.
The second, a verb: to become, or becoming.
The first, a noun, plural: words.
If you're like me, and you like your witty banter served with a side of metaphysical philosophy and spiced with a mix of academia & sex, this is the dish you want to serve to your reading brain tonight ;-)x Written by the author of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Shakespeare in Love, and Brazil, Tom Stoppard's story of research into Lord Byron's missing letters and the characters living around him is everything you could desire in a painfully smart comedy. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
The title says it all: this book of misspelt philosophy and simple illustrations helped get me through a rough patch. If you're feeling a little less humabn as you struggle with anxiety, purposelessness, the void, and the inexorability of death, well, this book will take you there and leave you better.
*humabn* is a purposeful spelling error. Just trust me.~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
Each of these poems is a small shock to the system. Together, they are a bolt of lightning. Recommended #BlackLivesMatter reading in the vein of Of Poetry and Protest and Claudia Rankine's Citizen. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
I liked this book so much I stole it from my high school English class (Sorry Mrs. Sara, if you read this). However, please don't steal this book from the store. It's worth the $11. Teenage-highschool Katelynne and responsible-adult Katelynne both vouch for it. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus
The Next Great American Novel - as told from the immigrant's eyes. A family of four - three sons, one father - leave their homeland and re-invent themselves in the Land of Opportunity. But identity is not a demon so easily exorcised, and both their past and the future come to each Golden in their own cataclysmic way. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus