Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Ever since I heard about this book through my many random Internet stumbling upons, I have wanted to read it. Unfortunately, Christmas was approaching, and we were/are poor, so I put off buying it and put it on the Christmas list. My loving, wonderful parents bought it for me. I put down Sense and Sensibility […]

Um…yeah. Are you as excited as I am? I think not. This news is everywhere: New York Times, Variety, New York Post, CNN,,, and more. According to the, David O. Russell is slated to direct and possibly write the movie, but my favorite thing: Natalie Portman is producing and starring as Elizabeth […]



Hello all. I’m just barely surfacing here on the blogfront. My design firm has been working some severely insane hours over the last bit of time — no weekends, no life. I sleep, work work work work, and drive between the two places. On top of it all, the client we’re working for has been…well, […]

I have wanted to read this book since last semester when it was up for grabs at Vox Magazine (the magazine I wrote for as a part of a grad class) for reviewing. Unfortunately, I had no time to devote to reading an entire book in two days, but I promised myself it would make […]

This book was a breeze compared to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I contribute that to how its broken up, basically 2-3 pages and then a recipe–blog form. This is appropriate since this book was written by the creator of Orangette, a popular award-winning foodie blog. It’s not just the short chapters that […]

Go me! I finally finished this book! It took me over a month, but it is finished, and I’m glad I read it. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is only my second grown-up Mark Twain novel, the first being The Innocents Abroad. I noticed a similarity between the two, that while they are […]

If you haven’t a clue what that title means, you should probably just skip on over this post. 🙂 This is a happy week, my fellow tea drinkers. In T minus 36 hours, I’ll be lined up outside of a movie theater with a couple great friends as we prepare for our socks to be […]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Talk about a classic story reinvented. The original is one of my favorite books of all time and the only story I’ve ever been able to describe as “delightful” without feeling like a crazy person. Seth Grahame-Smith has reinvigorated the story by taking Jane Austen’s original story and inserting his […]

I finished in no time at all. It’s an easy read. This isn’t the kind of book with that you-just-can’t-put-it-down quality. This is the kind of book whose writing and depth draws you in. Even if you’re like me, not an orchid (or even plant person for that matter) person or enamored with Florida, Susan […]

My lack of frequent posting can be attributed to two things: closing my laptop more often too enjoy summer and finishing And the Band Played On by Randy Shilt, number one on my summer reading list. This is the part in the summer reading list posts where I tell you what I thought of it. […]