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

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

How to Maintain Long Distance Friendships

Being in your 20s often involves a whole lot of long-distance relationships. When I went to college out of state, all of the sudden I was away from my closest friends and was desperately trying to hold on to them. Frankly, some friendships lasted and some didn’t — it’s just how life goes. Then, once … Continue reading How to Maintain Long Distance Friendships

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

It has now been 3 years since I returned home from London after living, studying, and working there for 4 months. To this day, I consider it one of the most formative times in my life. It has become an almost daily practice of mine to check up on airfare to London, half out of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

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

A Very Serious Post About Comedy

Comedy is extremely difficult. Anyone who denies that fact — just try doing standup. The very idea of doing so makes me want to shut myself up in my room for all eternity. Comedy has it’s own velocity and melody — it’s not something that just anyone can do. It is entirely possible to be … Continue reading A Very Serious Post About Comedy