May 16th 2017: Off to Ireland!

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!


Ready Player One

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

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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

Cotton Comes to Harlem

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