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to be read

There are some amazing books being released right now and I’m so excited. There are periods throughout the year (usually the spring/summer) when book releases are absolutely dreadful. (Dear publishers, stop trying to make “beach reads” a thing.) Anyway, here are a few that I’m totally stoked for.

“Between life and death there is a library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?” — The Midnight Library


book covers

I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired lately. I’m busy with school and busy with… my other school. I was looking at a stack of my books and thought I’d post about some of the book covers that I really love.



I’ve been (extremely slowly) reading No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work and I’ve just finished the chapter on motivation. It felt really relevant for me at the moment, especially in light of how Covid-era realities have hit people and colored their daily experiences at work.


ten books about unrequited love

A new series! My ten picks for various literary categories. First up: unrequited love.

That sweet and heartbreaking feeling has been a staple trope of literature for centuries. Will it ever get tired? As long as it feels so good to see Anne Eliot and Frederick wonder if it’s too late (Persuasion), Gatsby to repeatedly torture himself over Daisy (The Great Gatsby), or most characters in García Márquez novels to depressingly waste their lives after their love betrays them (Love in the Time of Cholera), I highly doubt it! The list I’ve put together here has just some of these stories, some of them are favorites. If I’ve left your favorite out, don’t blame me. I’m not in charge around here. Let’s begin!


recent addition, vol 4

Extremely important and exciting new edition of Slaughterhouse-Five has been released and I pre-ordered it and it was just delivered and I’m beside myself.

I’m extremely excited to get started reading this. I’ve flipped through and the images are awesome. This is a MUST-HAVE for any Vonnegut lover. Go, go now! To the bookstore!

go gently, an excerpt

I’ve been working on this for a little bit now. It’s a response to something I read recently. Something new I thought I’d try.

She got news today that she’s been anticipating. She doesn’t know how she knew. She’s felt it. She didn’t want it, but there she is. And she understands. But she’d like for him to know how this is for her. So she’ll tell him.


whatever, history.

I was watching a show on the TV and, while this show simultaneously irks me and gives me all the tummy tingles, one of the characters gave one of the better quotes I’ve heard about history: “Whatever, history – you happened already. Let it go.” Thunderous. Applause.


no hard feelings: the secret power of embracing feelings at work

Anyone who knows me knows that I feel big feelings. Big, big feelings. Big excited feelings, big angry feelings, big frustrated feelings, big silly feelings. I try to put my feelings on a diet, so that they’re not so gigantic, and I feel like I succeed about 75% of the time. You may be thinking that I am grossly overestimating my success rate. I hear you. I admit that my original estimate was 60%. But here we are.