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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 […]

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.

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!

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 […]

whistling vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we can do

I’m reading Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele for summer reading for my work. I can’t stress enough how much I don’t like this title for this book at all. (Speaking of stereotypes.) “Whistling Vivaldi” just doesn’t read “Awesome and Amazing Book about Stereotypes, How They […]

the truth about beautiful women

I read Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson earlier this year. I loved this fable from the book and copied it by hand as soon as I read it. I don’t think it really needs any preface. ❧ ❧ ❧ Once upon a time, in the forest, lived a woman who was […]

recent additions, vol. 2

As I prepare myself for the Read Harder 2020 challenge, I try to buy a bunch of books upfront, to capitalize on the momentum I’m feeling at the start of the new challenge. Here are some of my most recent additions, fresh from my front porch.

a constellation of vital phenomenon

I’ve just started reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon by Anthony Marra. I’m 87 pages in and I’ve cried twice, sobbed twice, and, on multiple occasions, felt like I was punched in the gut. This book absolutely heart wrenching. It takes place over 12 years in Chechnya, between the two wars that ravaged the area […]

welcome to medium, where words matter

I recently got a subscription for Medium. Part blog host, part social journalism platform, Medium “taps into the brains of the most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring [readers] the smartest takes on topics that matter.” Fully customizable to your own interests, it aggregates articles from across the site into a home page with […]