D. Morgenstern always tries to keep a stiff upper lip about everything. Though she has chronic back issues that occasionally land her in a wheelchair this doesn’t stop her visiting her favorite place in the world; Disneyland or doing anything really. She works in veterinary medicine and has dedicated her life to animals. Your funds go towards her dream of one day opening a kitten nursery so every unwanted kitty can eventually find a forever home.
The blood, gore, and sex are more or less incidental.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. "Lolita" Vladimir Nabokov. Never will you find another book that will eviscerate the soul of a reader. I find how they interpret this work says a great deal about their personality. No other book has even come close to such an existent yet existent-less narrator. By the end Humbetr Humbert has become your own mirror.
2. "Pride and Prejudice" Jane Austen.Never will you find better character building.
3. "Seven Winter Tales". Isak Diensen. My literary other half I didn't find until just three years ago.
4. "The Razor's Edge" Somerset Maugham. I am also a fan of his short stories. He always presents a grand banquet of locales and human joy and suffering.
5. "MW" by Osamu Tezuka. Very hard for me to pick anyone work but I still feel like this is his masterpiece though I have yet to read his entire catalog and probably couldn't in a lifetime. This man may as well be called the Da Vinci of manga with his prolific nature and fearless expanse of subject matter. He surprises with each work.
What do you read for pleasure?
Osamu Tezuka and other manga. I have a very hard time nowadays reading fiction in print. (As ironic as this is.) It's probably because of the massive amount of academic print I need to digest for my career and manga just offers a respite from it.
Intended for 18+ audiences and all characters depicted in sexual acts are 18+. Caoimhe is a shepherdess who meets a mysterious "laird" in the great winter solitude of the Highlands. She agrees to bare him a child. Nevertheless as the pregnancy progresses it becomes arduous. She becomes aware that the father of her child may not be human, and what she may bare him is a monstrosity.