August 2017 Book of the Month: ANNIHILATION by Jeff Vandermeer

I need to stop picking up the first books of series because I get sucked in and can't possibly read any of the other 9,000 books on my "to-read" shelf until I've finished the whole series. And Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (the first book in his Southern Reach trilogy) definitely sucked . . . me in, that … Continue reading August 2017 Book of the Month: ANNIHILATION by Jeff Vandermeer

July 2017 Book of the Month: ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak

I. loved. this. book. K bye. . . . . . . Just kidding. I'll review it I guess. Though I've noticed it's almost harder for me to talk about the books I absolutely loved than the ones that were horrible, or even just ok. So, in B.J. Novak's style, I'll keep it short and … Continue reading July 2017 Book of the Month: ONE MORE THING by B.J. Novak

June 2017 Book of the Month: Yeah, I Read Teen Fiction Again and Freaking Loved It

So stop giving me shit. (Really no one is giving me shit, but for some reason I think it's embarrassing to read teen fiction when you're, you know, not a teen anymore, even though it definitely shouldn't be). The book, or books, I am talking about are A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist … Continue reading June 2017 Book of the Month: Yeah, I Read Teen Fiction Again and Freaking Loved It

May 2017 Book of the Month: FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson has a voice like no other, and if you're looking for both laughs and some serious introspection about your own mental health, Furiously Happy is not going to disappoint. I stumbled across this book at a good time. What on earth that means, I guess I don't know, as I probably would have enjoyed this equally … Continue reading May 2017 Book of the Month: FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson

April 2017 Book of the Month: THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

Here's another book where the cover drew me in, but this time around (unlike A Little Life), I actually liked the contents I found inside. After reading Cline's short story "Northeast Regional" in the April 10th issue of the New Yorker, I figured I needed to read this novel, as she is apparently a writer … Continue reading April 2017 Book of the Month: THE GIRLS by Emma Cline

March 2017 Book of the Month: WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES by David Sedaris

I read another collection of essays by David Sedaris this month, and of course I loved it. Specific essays stand out to me: "The Understudy" offers a poignant comparison of how we view people as children and our eventual opinions of them once we grow up. In this essay, Sedaris specifically speaks about a nanny … Continue reading March 2017 Book of the Month: WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES by David Sedaris

February Book of the Month: Rereading HARRY POTTER During My Quarter-Life Crisis

I’ve reread Harry Potter too many times to count since the books have been released. I tend to read the final scenes of the seventh book just when I’m feeling down. These books inspire me in a way that I haven’t felt inspired by books in some time. After setting a goal to read 35 … Continue reading February Book of the Month: Rereading HARRY POTTER During My Quarter-Life Crisis

January 2017 Book of the Month: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

I haven’t done a book review in a while, but truthfully, it’s been a while since there was a book I truly connected with. Rather than try to write about every single book I read (as I was trying to do for a while there), I’ve decided to only share the best books I read … Continue reading January 2017 Book of the Month: THE CIRCLE by Dave Eggers

Every Book I Read in 2016, Ranked

This year, like every year, I participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. At the beginning of January I challenged myself to read a total of 35 books in 2016. I ended up reading a grand total of 39 books, of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty and, frankly, merit. So, here they are, ranked from … Continue reading Every Book I Read in 2016, Ranked

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD and Proper Deaf Representation

I am a hearing person. Therefore, I hope that any non-hearing people who wish to further contribute and/or correct any statements I make in the following post feel free to do so. Reading this script by Mark Medoff has its own learning curve. First, you must read all of the specifications indicated at the beginning … Continue reading CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD and Proper Deaf Representation