George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novels begin in this amazing book. For anyone who has watched the show, I highly recommend reading the books. They are truly engrossing, fascinating in what they are accomplishing, and chock full of characters that I love from each house. (There are also characters that I hate with a burningContinue reading “A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones”
J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel comes to life within the pages of the trilogy’s first installment. I couldn’t help but think of the film as I read, becoming more engrossed as the novel progressed. The narrator for these novels has a beautiful, rich singing voice, one that is necessary when reading Tolkien. Filled with poemsContinue reading “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
Hello, again! If we were having coffee, I’d probably be sipping a Keurig concoction, one that involves cream. This weekend, I worked, relaxed at home, and finished Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison. Let’s recap this weekend, shall we?
Orange is the New Black is much more interesting as a TV show. The real memoir, written by one Piper Kerman–Piper Chapman in the show–has one of the most privileged, boring experiences in prison.
I love this show. Rejuvenating the original Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the new Fab 5 are a vibrant group of guys who help turn around the lives of men and women. This updated version of the show is heartfelt, funny, and really uplifting. (I’ve only seen a little bit of the old show,Continue reading “Queer Eye”
Good morning! Welcome to my latest March #weekendcoffeeshare. If we were having coffee, I’d choose an Apple Spice from Starbucks. (I keep botching the name, but the girls at work know what I’m talking about.) It’s like drinking apple cider in the fall. It’s delicious! Because of my work schedule, I have untraditional weekends. IContinue reading “#weekendcoffeeshare March 22 – 24”
I’m re-reading A Little Life, because I love the characters, and Oliver Wyman brings their voices to life. Rereading A Little Life isn’t as difficult for me as it was the first time. The first time, I was too close to the characters and their plight–especially Jude–and couldn’t take a step back and enjoy the story.Continue reading “A Little Life”
I had been in the hospital for eighteen days, and not only wasn’t I any closer to a cure, I wasn’t but my condition seemed to be heading steadily downhill. p. 121, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan Susannah Cahalan’s memoir is electrifying. Written with the help of medical journals, theContinue reading “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness”
March 1st – 3rd This weekend was really fun, because I celebrated my 28th birthday. Even though I worked, I still had time to eat Chinese food, open presents, and eat ice cream cake for dessert. That Saturday was my cousin’s birthday, so I sent her a happy birthday text. Saturday I worked, and hadContinue reading “#weekendcoffeeshare: March Edition”
Hello, everyone. Recently, New Zealand has suffered a terrible tragedy: 49 people were murdered in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The news coverage, from the BBC, details the events of the massacre and what has transpired afterwards, including memorial services, flowers and beautiful affirmations of love from the surrounding community, including this picture: OneContinue reading “Brief Thoughts on the Massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand”
A cult leader. His ex-wife, and his nine-year-old daughter sit atop a radio tower, 210 feet in the air. They are having a last picnic. In fact, you’re watching the three of them on your TV screen.
I recently just finished this comedy about women in the workplace. It takes place in Toronto. One thing I was immediately jealous of was the amount of time that these women–from all walks of life–were able to take off. One women, Kate, took off nine months.
Going home shouldn’t feel nerve-wracking. Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller Sharp Objects focuses on one woman’s innermost demons as she investigates the murders of two preteen girls in her small hometown. It’s in Windgap, she must confront her mother, her father, and her half-sister she hardly knows. As the clock ticks, as the evidence slowly un-spoolsContinue reading “Sharp Objects”
What if you were hand-picked for a mission of a lifetime, but your spouse couldn’t go with you? You’d be working among real aliens–beings from a far-distant planet named Oasis. Would you be able to stay in contact with your significant other you ask? Why yes, of course! You passed the tests with flying colors,Continue reading “The Book of Strange New Things”
My life was forever changed on September 18th, 2008. This was the day that I heard the Texas alternative/art rock group called Blue October for the first time.
Dear Bogan, When we picked you up, you were long and tiny. You were so cute as a puppy! You’d flown all the way from New York to Minnesota, in a light pink kennel. Mom and Dad cried in the car, because you reminded them of the day they picked up Liesel–our previous dachshund–and surprisedContinue reading “Farewell, my Furry Friend”
Hello, readers! Normally, I don’t want to get too political on the internet. But I’ll let these two well-placed songs speak for themselves in regards to Trump and immigration. Green Day’s “American Idiot” Trump went to Canada and not only insulted the Prime Minister, but set off some pretty major protests. Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” Continue reading “I don’t want to be an American Idiot”
Hello, dear readers! My boyfriend Rory and I are watching a really cool Japanese anime at the moment. It’s about young superheroes. Awesome, right?! My Hero Academia is a show about young hopeful superheroes. It blends high school drama with the action and training involved in becoming a real pro-hero at UA High. It feels fresh, notContinue reading “My Hero Academia”
one of my favorite children’s books: The Little Prince a cozy stock photo. JULY 2018 WHEN I STARTED THE BOOKSHELF PROJECT 86 BOOKS READ SO FAR 200+ BOOKS ON MY BOOKSHELVES & MY KINDLE backstory Hello there! Welcome to a project I’ve been working towards my entire life: reading everything on my bookshelves. I sayContinue reading “The Bookshelf Project”
Hello, readers! I love the freedom I have on the web. We all do. Oh, excuse me, I should say had. Recently in the U.S., we’ve lost net neutrality. I was at work when I saw the news alert. I’m enraged and devastated that the Internet is going to be commercialized like television. It’s disgusted andContinue reading “A Closed Internet”