Alana is a lover of poetry, peanut butter and punctuation (oh, and alliteration). She joined Narrative Muse because getting to read and watch empowering books and movies is hard work, but someone’s got to do it. She spent most of her childhood traveling in Europe and Asia because her parents were travel-crazed, but now she calls New Zealand home.
Reviews by Alana Bruce:
I felt unadulterated joy, indomitable rage, smarting sadness, hungry curiosity, soaring lightheartedness – all in 111 minutes.
I went from being intrigued by Whitney Houston to falling in love with her in 122 minutes.
Reading a chapter of How We Met is like eating a bowl of your favorite ice cream – an indulgent treat with a heavy sprinkle of laughs.
Musers Alana and Jack go head to head in a double review of the high stakes, true story of Molly Bloom – a woman lost in the world of underground poker.
Palombo’s masterful writing made me want to step into the story and drink a glass of vino rosso in la palazzo, with miei amici.
Hearing Rupi Kaur speak felt like going to a party for women. There was snapping of fingers when something particularly profound was said – which was often.
Cheryl Strayed gives refreshingly frank advice on love and life, in a collection of poignant letters from her advice column The Rumpus