Book Review: Big Magic

This past week has been a roller coaster. The worst part? How many times have we collectively said that this year? Too many. Sometimes, I can't even believe we made it through this year, but we have (mostly) unscathed so I suppose that's one thing to be thankful for coming into the holiday season. One [...]

A Throwback Post

Since it's banned books week, I'm reposting a review of one of my favorite books of all time, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Did you know this book regularly makes it onto the banned books list? All the more reason to buy it and share it with everyone you [...]

Banned Books Week

Starting today, it is officially banned books week. The top ten banned books of 2016 are listed below. Have you read any of them? There were 323 challenges to books in 2016, and you can view past banned books lists here. The only one of these I have read is Looking for Alaska by John Green. Seeing it [...]

What I’m Reading

New season, new TBR! Happy first day of fall for those of you up here in the northern hemisphere. Is it feeling especially fall-y where you are? It was seventy-five degrees when I woke up this morning - I'll take it! My fall TBR: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert, What Happened by Hillary Clinton, How to [...]

How to Get Dressed

This book was recommended on Goodreads and after seeing that it was available at my local library I decided to check it out and give it a go. Alison Freer is a costume designer from Hollywood, California. Being a costume designer means that she is "the one responsible for the designing, fabricating, shopping, fitting, accessorizing, [...]

Science Fiction Friday

spoilers to Earth Awakens below Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the conclusion of the First Formic War trilogy, and it went out with a bang. Picking up right where Earth Unaware left off, Earth Awakens opens with our pal Mazer Rackham, along with Wit O'Toole, and the Mobile Operations Police (MOPs) [...]

Weekend Reads & Plans

This weekend. I'll be reading a little of Arranging & Describing by Kathleen Roe for my archives class, Admission by Jean Korelitz which I just started (and knew I was going to like from the very first sentence), and the new HGTV magazine that arrived in the mail this week. I am a sucker for [...]