For years, Sitting in the Stacks has been a site for book lovers and my place to practice non-academic writing. However, I have wanted to expand my public writing presence for a while and am taking the first steps here. Sitting in the Stacks 2.0 is the product of my evolving career goals, which involve the addition of my childhood dream to be a writer & journalist. This site is now a location for me to self-publish my writings on religion, politics, and life, and to share the written creations of my imagination, all in an attempt to achieve my writing goals.
Grim, as my first book after a long semester of graduate school, was a particularly enthusiastic read for me. The author, Anna Waggener, was a classmate of mine in undergraduate school. Please, though, do not think my favorable comments about Grim are in any way the result of friendly support. I do not deny that I may lack the ability to offer deep criticism of the plot and writing style, because I am excited for Anna’s career as a writer and believe in supporting such a talented writer at the beginning.