It's been all quiet on the traveling front for me for a little while now. Which isn't to say that I haven't had my fair share of adventures since the big road trip, they've all just been a little closer to home (or my friends homes and my family's homes anyway). I miss chatting about … Continue reading May 16th 2017: Off to Ireland!
Did I purposely read Ready Player One by Earnest Cline right when the trailer for its movie dropped? Would that I could plan my life and posts out to that extent. If it makes me sound more impressive and savvy let's go with I planned this totally on purpose and not at all because my … Continue reading Ready Player One
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been on my to read list for far too long. I've talked with several people who highly recommended it and for some reason I came out of those conversation still unclear as to what the book was actually about. Throughout the years I've thought about picking it up, but … Continue reading Americanah
Have you ever spent time in a bookstore looking for a gift for someone else and "accidentally" walked out with an extra book that you then just had to keep for yourself? That is pretty much how I got Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introverts Story by Debbie Tung. You know what's funny about … Continue reading Quiet Girl in a Noisy World
It was interesting reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez shortly after reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díez because I could see the similarities in the two. One Hundred Years of Solitude felt like the literary grandmother of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. … Continue reading One Hundred Years of Solitude
I bought Cotton Comes To Harlem by Chester Himes shortly after reading Agatha Chrisite's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and deciding that I did, in fact, love reading mysteries. Of course I came to this decision after leaving Madison, where there is an entire bookstore dedicated to mysteries which is inconvenient, but definitely good for my bank … Continue reading Cotton Comes to Harlem
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields was one of those books that, given the circumstances, I couldn't not buy. I was browsing through a bookstore in Missoula, Montana and I had just spent some time in Seattle were I took a picture with Sasquatch. Prior to that I'd been south of Portland where I … Continue reading The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac