Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

// hesitated to watch Girls for a long, long time, primarily due to an innate distrust towards Lena Dunham. As soon as I saw that she was billed as the writer, creator, director, producer, star, key grip, caterer, and every other credit-worthy action known to man, I just didn’t like her. I gave in and watched Girls, and I loved it. Perhaps I had unfairly misjudged this poor woman. This remorse led to my regretful reading of Not That Kind of Girl, in which all of my assumptions towards Ms. Dunham were proven several times over. Continue reading “Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham”

The First True Lie by Marina Mander

10-year-old Luca is completely on his own in the world. With an absentee father and his mother’s corpse decomposing in her room, Luca struggles to fend for himself and his affectionate cat, Blue. At first, he struggled to convince himself that his mother was only sleeping, but as the days pass, Luca slowly begins to accept the dire nature of his situation. He is terrified that he will be forced to go to an orphanage once authorities find out that he has no parents, so he decides to live alone in the apartment as any adult would. Well, any adult with a dead mother stinking up the place. Continue reading “The First True Lie by Marina Mander”