[Review] Call Me by Your Name

Dear Reader, Was there ever a more insidious emotion than desire? I recently finished reading the novel Call Me by Your Name by Italian author André Aciman, which features ‘desire’ as a key theme of the story. Call Me by Your Name is a 2007 romantic fiction novel set in Italy in 1987. The book... Continue Reading →

Healthy in Our Homes

Dear Reader, I recently saw a meme on Facebook in response to the pandemic with the text “I’m either going to leave this self-quarantine 100lbs heavier or 50lbs lighter. Only time will tell.” While this statement was made in jest, I believe there is some truth to the underlying text. We humans are accustomed to... Continue Reading →

Living Beyond the Crisis

Dear Reader, If someone were to tell you six months ago that a relatively unknown virus would paralyze global travel, commerce, kill thousands, and force people to stay in their homes in 2020, you would probably assume they were trying to sell you on joining some sort of anti-government cult. However, let’s say you believed... Continue Reading →

One Banana, Two Banana

Dear Reader, It’s difficult to stock up on groceries when you plan on staying home indefinitely. Due to the coronavirus crisis, my boyfriend and I are both working at home remotely and limiting our movement to our apartment and exercise in the open air. We don’t know how long we will live like this or... Continue Reading →

Famous, Funny, Female

Dear Reader, In the ever-expanding ocean of books, which waves are most likely to sweep you away? Some of us read deeply—checking out all books by the same author and others in the same genre—while others tend to read more broadly—choosing a mystery here or a sci-fi there, etc. And, of course, some of us... Continue Reading →

The New Normal

Dear Reader, Less than 3 in 10 Americans are able to or have the capacity to work at home. Unfortunately, the coronavirus crisis makes telework the only viable option for many, while others are forced to go without pay, or are even laid off entirely. I work a few part-time jobs and have been working... Continue Reading →

Market’s out of bread? DIY FTW*

*do it yourself for the win Dear Reader, What to do, what to do? That is something that I have been asking myself with increasing anxiety as I think about spending all of my waking hours at home in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. However, I have recently changed my mindset and am now... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dear Reader, In times of personal uncertainty, sometimes learning about the plights of others is the best escape. In this spirit, I picked up a copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray and listened to it on audiobook. This book is a gothic classic written by Oscar Wilde. Filled with philosophical musings and quote-worthy moments this book... Continue Reading →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑