Enthralled and Appalled

Dear Reader, Do you have a favorite book? I never really did. I used to think I had favorite books, but, honestly, I just relished the task of choosing a favorite. What does it mean to have a favorite book anyway? Must you have read your favorite book more than once? Does having a favorite... Continue Reading →

[Review] Midnight Sun

Dear Reader, Do you remember the vampire movie Twilight? Even though it has been over a decade since the shiny Cullen clan sparkled on the silver screen, I bet you still remember Bella Swan, werewolves, and awkward high school drama. If you are a fan of the series, you’ve probably already heard that the author,... Continue Reading →

[Review] The One

Dear Reader, Have you ever had the (dis-)pleasure of swiping left and right through Tinder? Dating apps — what a revolution! Even after cutting out your friends, the matchmaker, and loads of opportunities for chance encounters, dating online can still be a chore. But what if we had a better dating app? And, I’m not... Continue Reading →

Happy Ending, Sad Ending

Dear Reader, They say that the difference between Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies is that comedies end in a marriage and a tragedies end in death. While I am not a bardolator, I have a similar view about certain memoirs. I have fallen down a very niche literary rabbit hole. I am currently reading memoirs that... Continue Reading →

[Review] Humble Pi

Dear Reader, Are phone numbers numbers? This question and many more are answered in the book Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker. Can a book all about numbers really be a comedy? I too was skeptical, but I assure you that the answer is a big, fat YES! Australian Matt Parker... Continue Reading →

[Review] In the Land of Men

Dear Reader, In the memoir, In the Land of Men by Adrienne Miller, the author details her life as a literary editor of Esquire magazine and the difficulties she has had to overcome to stay on top of her game in this male-dominated field. While I enjoyed learning about Miller’s life and exploring the world... Continue Reading →

[Review] Look Alive Out There

Dear Reader, Have you ever referred to a period of your life as a chapter? Often, when one door closes and another door opens, it is easy for us to see times in our lives as concrete segments. For Sloane Crosley, her life has manifested itself not only in chapters, but full books. A few... Continue Reading →

[Review] We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Dear Reader, Sometimes things get stressful and our minds just crave unadulterated entertainment. For me, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays by Samantha Irby unexpectedly became exactly what I was looking for. This memoir is too funny for words. It’s so hilarious, in fact, I hardly even want to write about it at... Continue Reading →

[Review] The Privileged Poor

Dear Reader, What does it mean to be a broke college student? When I was in college my friends and I would use the broke-college kid excuse in jest to justify a night in with mixed drinks rather than spring for the $15 cocktails. While many college students are thrifty, a college student who literally... Continue Reading →

[Review] Lit: A Memoir

Dear Reader, Have you heard of Mary Karr? While there are many authors out there who rose to stardom and then wrote their memoirs and tell-all’s, Mary Karr did the reverse — she wrote memoirs and became famous for them. If her name sounds familiar, it may be because you have read her well-known work... Continue Reading →

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