Focus

It’s always easier to fault the external world rather than the internal self. It’s harder to accept we’re the problem, and admit it, sometimes it feels good to rage at something unrelated rather than peel away the layers to the root of a problem. Ingrid Ricks opens her short, read-in-one-sitting memoir Focus with a blunt…

Not Fade Away

Everyone faces hardships. Most of us are unaware of what the future holds, but what if you knew about the struggles awaiting you like writer Rebecca Alexander? Memoirs tackle struggle. When I read one, I want honest accounts from a unique perspective about a conflict or I toss it back into the vast, churning sea…

Now I See You

Blindness can be depressing. Why read a book about it? Well, for the reasons I read any book: to be entertained, to escape, to learn. I checked out Now I See You by Nicole C. Kear from the library this summer after my sister, who notices everything and makes sure I don’t miss out, read…