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 →

[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 →

A Bit of Old for the New Year

Dear Reader, Did you have book fairs at your school growing up? I went to a public elementary school in the US. Once a year, my school district would host the “Scholastic Book Fair” to visit the school and turn the gymnasium into a little market filled with tables piled with books and other colorful... Continue Reading →

The End and nothing more

Dear Reader, Things become much more precious to us when we know that they will soon end. While I believe this statement to be true, I’m also just being over-dramatic as I am referring only to a book I just read. I love audiobooks. One year I listened to over 100 because I had a... Continue Reading →

Goodwill Hunting

Dear Reader, After I graduated from my Master’s program, I stayed in Boston working my 10-hr a week gig at the university library while I looked for “real” jobs. For me, this was a period of great uncertainty. I applied for positions all over and I was not even certain that I would end up... Continue Reading →

Read and Listen

Dear Reader, When was the last time you read a book beginning to end? I mean a solid, rectangular thing that takes up space in your backpack and compels you to manually turn every page. I, personally, am very into audiobooks right now and cannot remember the last time that I read (rather than listened... Continue Reading →

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