December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

Romances are so much less interesting than books about marriage. And that's a cynical way to look at marriage, I know, insinuating that marriage and romance occur separately. But there's a reason classic romances often stop at the wedding. It's because from the moment the two parties say "I do," the story changes completely. Lauren … Continue reading December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

Quick Thoughts: The Great American Eclipse

That's what the news was calling it -- The Great American Eclipse. As if this didn't happen before in 1979, or like it won't happen again in 2024. And, in fact, total solar eclipses happen all the time . . . they're just usually over the ocean, where no one can see. So the big deal about … Continue reading Quick Thoughts: The Great American Eclipse

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

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

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

Reflections and Resolutions, 2016

Here it is, folks. 2017 is finally at our doorstep. Many people are saying the usual thing people say at the start of a new year. “Wow, I can’t believe this year is already over!” Allow me to counter anyone who is along this train of thought and say, “Already? This year has been one … Continue reading Reflections and Resolutions, 2016