April Favorites: Walk the Moon, Eddie Redmayne, and More!

These flowers are just beginning to bloom in my garden, and it's such a relief to finally see some life after a horribly relentless winter. It's not quite as warm as I'd like it to be now that April has come and gone (to be honest, it's still pretty chilly!) but at least we're moving … Continue reading April Favorites: Walk the Moon, Eddie Redmayne, and More!

QUOTE: Robert Louis Stevenson

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."  ~ Robert Louis Stevenson As the weather gets warmer and summer edges ever nearer, I feel an overwhelming urge to move. This could mean going for a walk or simply sitting outside to do homework … Continue reading QUOTE: Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m a WHEATIE! (My Final College Decision)

Last Friday (April 10th) I attended the Welcome to Wheaton Day for accepted students at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. I had visited the campus many times before this, but this time was a particularly special visit because I'll be attending Wheaton College in the fall!  The great experience I had at the Welcome to Wheaton … Continue reading I’m a WHEATIE! (My Final College Decision)


Author: V.E. Schwab Number of Pages: 400 Publisher: Tor Books Release Date: February 24, 2015 "Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe to visit. Grey London is dirty, boring, lacks magic, ruled by mad King George. Red London is where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing … Continue reading Book Review: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC

QUOTE: Herbert Mason

“He looked at the walls, Awed at the heights His people had achieved And for a moment -- just a moment -- All that lay behind him Passed from view.” ~ Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative by Herbert Mason Herbert Mason's writing in his interpretation of The Epic of Gilgamesh is simultaneously simple and striking. I love this quote because … Continue reading QUOTE: Herbert Mason

Why I Decided Not to Self-Host My Blog After All

A little while ago I posted this announcement on my blog saying that I would soon be making the transition to self-host my blog. Although I have given my blog a bit of a makeover since then (like the new background and header?) I still have yet to make the switch to self-hosting. And in … Continue reading Why I Decided Not to Self-Host My Blog After All


Author: Linda Ellis Number of Pages: 288 Publisher: Sterling Ethos Release Date: November 1, 2011 "In 1996, an announcer read Linda's Ellis's poem “The Dash” aloud on a syndicated radio program--and, to her surprise, it became an instant, meteoric success. Calls came in from people around the country eager to tell Linda how her words had touched their hearts. … Continue reading Book Review: LIVE YOUR DASH


Interpreter: Herbert Mason Number of Pages: 128 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date: (it's an ancient story, so not really sure what to put here.... this version was published in 1972 though) "Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in … Continue reading Review: GILGAMESH – A VERSE NARRATIVE

QUOTE: Malala Yousafzai

“Why is it that countries which we call strong are so powerful in creating wars but are so weak in bringing peace? Why is it that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard?”   ~ Malala Yousafzai  Malala never ceases to amaze me. This quote is so important because it speaks the … Continue reading QUOTE: Malala Yousafzai

March Favorites

March has come and gone, and what a busy month it was! Here are some of the things that I enjoyed last month: Blueberry Green Tea  You all know how much I LOVE tea. In the beginning of the month I went to Barnes and Noble and got a tea from Starbucks while I was … Continue reading March Favorites