Dear AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING by Hank Green: You’re awesome.

Dear An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, Wow, I am so proud of you. See, I've been what they call a "Nerdfighter" for years. I started watching Hank and John Green on Youtube back when I was in middle school, and I loved the idea of being part of a community that was unabashedly and enthusiastically nerdy. When …

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf

Happy Tuesday!! Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share our ten most recent additions to our bookshelf. While I don't have a solid ten here, I do have an interesting handful of books to show you. A Matter of Interpretation by Antonin Scalia. Assigned this for law school. What …

5 Classics for January

In this series, I recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. January has many sides in my mind: it's a bright new beginning, but it also means the continuation of the long New England winter. This month is often when we take a good long look at …

Dear THE BOOKSHOP by Penelope Fitzgerald: You are a bittersweet circle

I bought my copy of you mainly because (a) it was on sale (b) it had a pretty cover, and (c) I can't resist a book about books. I distinctly remember starting you while sitting on park near my new apartment in the town where I attended law school. It was a beautiful late August day and, …

Top Ten Tuesday: Helpful Bookish Hacks I Discovered in 2019

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten bookish discoveries we made in 2019. In the same vein, today I'm going to share eight helpful bookish hacks I discovered in 2019. These might seem simple or obvious, but sometimes you just need someone else to …

SUNDAY SHOUT OUTS! | 1

In 2020, I'm challenging myself to get more involved in the blogging community. I've decided that one way I can do this is to do some shout outs to posts I really enjoy or that make me think. Right now I'm aiming to do this every other Sunday or so. There are so many amazing …

Dear THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood: I was wrong about you…

Dear The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Ever since I read your predecessor, The Handmaid's Tale, in high school I've wondered about the fate of Gilead and the many handmaids that are forced to live within its bounds. The the television series was made a few years ago I was glad that The Handmaid's Tale was gaining wider recognition and popularity, …

Top Ten Tuesday: 2020 TBR

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is supposed to be about our most anticipated releases for the first half of 2020. However, because I'm horrible at keeping up with new releases I've instead decided to talk about the top ten books I'm hoping to read in 2020. Many of …

Top Ten Books of the Last Decade (by release year)

Earlier this year, I created this Top Ten Tuesday post to share my favorite books released in the last ten years. Back then I hadn't yet read a book released in 2019, so I left that spot blank. But look at me now! 2019 is complete, and I have indeed read books publishe last year. …

I’m Writing Letters to Books in 2020?

Today I'd like to talk about a little change that will be happening with how I review books in 2020.  A few months ago I read Dear Fahrenheit 451 by Annie Spence, which is a book of letters this librarian wrote to books she read over the years. In the spirit of this book, I wrote my …