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

The Hardest Part About Growing Up

This has been on my mind a lot lately -- what's the most difficult thing you have encountered as an adult? To put it simply, I would say it is not being anyone's first person anymore. I get the term "first person" from Rosianna Halse Rojas' video, in which she talks about how communication changes … Continue reading The Hardest Part About Growing Up

Why Being Single in Your 20s is Actually Great

I was going to title this “Why Being Single in Your 20s is Not the End of the Goddamn World,” but that perhaps seemed a little too dramatic and perhaps like I’m attacking everyone who wants to get married right out of college. For the record, I'm not. But here's the deal: I have some … Continue reading Why Being Single in Your 20s is Actually Great

MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen

This book has been described as Jane Austen’s most politically-charged and therefore most controversial novel because she mentions the British slave trade and Fanny’s uncle does business in the West Indies. To me, however, it’s mostly just like Jane Austen’s other works - it is the story of a young lady becoming a woman. In … Continue reading MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen