Top 5 Tuesday is a series hosted by Bionic Book Worm. One things I'm trying to do this year is read more books written by women and POC. There are so many awesome books written by women and from people whose lives are different than mine, and they should be celebrated. There are also a … Continue reading 5 badass female characters
In November I did my first true NaNoWriMo. I technically tried it out in high school, but only as an excuse to do a write-in overnight at my high school because I was a giant dork. And I definitely gave up less than halfway through. But last year I'd had an idea for a post-apocalyptic … Continue reading Editing my first novel!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: October 18, 2016 Format: Audiobook Length: ~8 hours Description from Goodreads: In the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein's enormous shadow. It is the story … Continue reading Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
The theme for this week's Top 10 Tuesday is books that I wanted to read last year, but didn't get a chance to. It's going to be hard to narrow this down to just 10 because I felt like there were so many books that I added to my TBR list last year, but here goes...
Let me just preface this by saying: I fucking love Alan Alda. I loved him on The West Wing. I grew up with his voice always on in the background when my mom was watching M.A.S.H. I don't know what it is about his voice, but I just love listening to him talk. So he … Continue reading Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda
Last night I saw On the Basis of Sex, and with that, I'm pretty sure I'm done seeing movies that came out in 2018. So here is a list of my favorite movies of the last year. There are two additional ones at the end of the list that wouldn't fit in the picture: Ready … Continue reading My Favorite Movies of 2018
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. The topic this week is 10 authors that I discovered in 2018. This one is super easy for me because in 2018 I read more books than I ever have … Continue reading 10 authors that I discovered in 2018
I've always been a bit on the negative side (especially on Mondays). Sure, I'm a bit of an optimist in certain scenarios, but for the most part I'm always envisioning the worst-case scenario for any given situation. I've also grown a bit cynical in the past few years. I've noticed lately that I've been complaining … Continue reading My Favorite Things #1
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Genre: Nonfiction Publication Date: March 9th, 2010 Format: Kindle Length: 317 pages Description from Goodreads: The Story of Stuff focuses on the environmental and social issues caused by our current society. It was apparently based on a documentary the author made, which I have not seen, but may want … Continue reading The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
Since moving from Connecticut to a region that I hate, Gilmore Girls has been my solace. It's one of my favorite shows of all time and I feel a pretty deep connection to Rory, having grown up in a small town, raised by a single mom, book lover, etc. Up until she becomes a terrible … Continue reading How many of the 339 books referenced on Gilmore Girls have I read?