Tag: Susan Sontag

Debriefing, with Susan Sontag

Reading Susan Sontag has always felt like gentle rain coming down on you midday, on a quiet street with no shade in sight, no umbrella on hand. So you soak all of it in. You let her words seep through your pores, a place where water meets itself. After reading her diaries and journals, I…

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#GetLit this January 2k18

Halfway into the month and I’m just sharing this month’s reading list! Truth be told, I’ve been slow to start this year with my reading, and I’m finally wrapping up some books I started back in 2017. This month, I’d like to keep it real, keep it slow. In the past, I’ve sped through books…

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An Homage to LGBTQ Literature

I’ve always found a home with books, and it wasn’t until I started reading queer literature that I found a home within myself. The beginning was with a book called Tibok, a compilation of Filipino-American (even Canadian, I believe) poems, stories, comics and others. I started hunting for gay and lesbian literature then in used bookstore…

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November Reads: Karan Mahajan, Paul Beatty, Rabih Alameddine, Tomas Tranströmer & More

New month, new reads. My book list is looking good and I’m giddy with excitement. For the next few weeks, I’ll be plowing through a few titles, hurling myself in various worlds and literary texts and I cannot wait. So much so that I had to put Fernando Pessoa’s book The Book of Disquiet down because a…

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