Summer Reads: Writers and Madwomen

The mixture of books I read is eclectic, but oftentimes predictable. There’s fair bit of non-fiction, which I usually read during the day. Fiction is reserved for evenings, and tends to hover between gothic classics and stories about neurotic women. In summer, however, I often read indie novels, and today present you two recent favourites by Lily King and Ottessa Moshfegh.

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Mid-Week Memo: Punk Rock and Feminist

Bored of your lodgings smelling like Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina? Worry not. There’s a new scented candle in town, and it smells like Gwyneth Paltrow’s orgasm, and is conveniently called thus. A snip at $75 on Goop website, it continues the “punk rock and feminist” (her words) tradition of Paltrow selling smelly wax in the name of female empowerment.

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