Hey there, I'm Jaci Schreckengost.
Here are some pieces of my writing. They're all drafts; some on revision one, some on revision ninety.
You can see more of my work at jacischreckengost.com. I'm also on Instagram @JaciSchreckengost.
Review: The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green
This is a review of The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green. Please note, there are spoilers below! First thoughts I absolutely adore John Green and his previous books (especially Turtles All the Way Down), so I expected to like this book. Even with that expectation, it blew me away.
My 2022 Reading List
Reading for fun took a backseat for me over the last couple of years. I've read a lot for work and for my MFA program, but I haven't read a lot for myself. So this year, I'm focusing on making it a priority with 22 books I'm really excited to read.
I sit and watch the piece of granite that’s supposed to represent her. Somehow it’s supposed to make me believe she’s still around somewhere. Maybe it’s just supposed to remind me of how much I miss her, but I sure as hell don’t need a reminder of that.
Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is a review of Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Please note, there are spoilers below! First thoughts This is absolutely a stunning book. This was the second book I've read by TJR (the first was "Daisy Jones and the Six") and I've loved them both!
The light in the entryway flickers. I take a deeper breath in than the one before, but it still doesn't feel like enough. On my exhale, the light steadies. I close my eyes. By the time I open them, the light begins to flicker again. I take an even deeper breath in and hold it as I stand up; I walk across the room and flip the switch. I exhale as the darkness surrounds me.
Writing About Writing My Thesis: Part 1
Just a few days ago, I submitted the first half of my thesis to be reviewed by my committee chair. I'm terrified. Not about the feedback I'll be getting; I know I'm going to get incredible feedback — that's one of the reasons I asked this faculty member to be my committee chair.