Congratulations on your debut novel, Alexandra! And thank you for taking some time to chat with me about your novel Cauchemar.
How does it feel to have published your first novel?
Alexandra Grigorescu: It feels amazing, Steph. It’s been one of my goals since I was eight years old—really, one of the top ones—so it’s wonderful to finally see my work in print.
What inspired you to write Cauchemar?
AG: I don’t think there was necessarily any one thing that inspired me. It was a convergence of being twenty-something and in love, feeling a bit unsure of what came next, and honestly, finding myself unable to avoid staring at this weathered cow skull that I’d mounted on my wall.
The book came on the heels of having taken a bit of a break from writing creatively, so it felt good to immerse myself in such an evocative environment. Continue reading →
Building My Library is my personal weekly book haul meme. I share the books that I’m adding to my reading collection. This will include: books I buy from the store or online, borrow from friends or the public library, advanced reading copies (books for review), gifts, audio books, and ebooks.
A lot of us aren’t ready to see summer go, but the weather is getting cooler and school has started for some people. It’s also time to welcome in the Fall season. Publishers have already started doing that, sending over their Fall books to bloggers. I’m personally excited for autumn. It’s my favourite time of the year.
I celebrated early with this:
Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Here are the books that are calling my shelves home this week: