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 Speech, Hail, 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!