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Hey there!

I’m MoMo, a student, reader, writer, and thinker on a quest for truth, goodness, and beauty–ok, sort of. Mostly I just mess up, a lot. I wish I were more adventurous than I am. I love finding the fascinating and sometimes weird common threads between philosophy, theology, movies, art, and all sorts of books. Remnants of Wit is a space where I stand in the middle of all these cool things and cackle madly. I’m an avid proponent of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in kid lit. Also, of buttered toast. Buttered toast is good.

Current Favorite Things Include:

Books: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, pretty much everything by C.S. Lewis, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, Persuasion by Jane Austen, From the Holy Mountain by William Dalrymple, Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin

Kid’s Books: The Penderwicks series by Jeanne Birdsall, Morrigan Crow series by Jessica Townsend,  Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic by Jennifer Trafton, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Graphic Novels: Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Movies: The Wind Rises, Song of the Sea, The King’s SpeechHail, Caesar!

TV Shows: The Crown, Brideshead Revisited miniseries, Pride and Prejudice miniseries

Poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur


A Note on Awards

After much thought, I’ve decided that Remnants of Wit will be an award-free blog. I appreciate everyone who’s nominated me for an award, but I don’t have much time for writing, and I’d prefer to spend it on posts about books, poetry, art, and theology. I’m still interested in tags, though, if they’re connected to those topics!

18 thoughts on “About

  1. -I adore Much Ado About Nothing, and that is a lovely quote. I hadn’t made the connection between that play and your blog name for some reason!
    – I also adore As You Like It. Also, The Book Thief is one of the best books ever written. I just reread it for perhaps the fourth or fifth time. I’m still recovering.
    -“Margaret, are you grieving over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you with your fresh thoughts care for, can you?” I could go on; I have that entire poem memorised for some reason! Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ve read anything else by Gerard Manley Hopkins. I’ll be sure to remedy that!
    -That is the best reason to write, honestly.
    -Baking is great.
    -So is buttered toast.

    I really need to read more of your blog, because I really enjoy everything I have read so far. And this is a lovely About page. 🙂

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  2. I love your blog! As a poet and a Christian, I enjoy how you pair the two so often together. I think the Bible makes it clear that the two were made for one another! Be blessed! (The Psalms, for example) 🙂

    Keep up the awesome work!

    Abigail Wieser

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