Susan Strasser’s Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash

In my never ending quest of discovering what makes me happy (and books is totally high up on that list), I took a peek into minimalism. I am fully aware that I will never be a minimalist, but I did step back from that concept and looked more closely into less is more, which I…

Anne Valente’s Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente is a novel about the aftermath and effects of a tragic school shooting and about how people grieve differently. Though, thankfully, I have never had to go through such an event, it is a beautiful and sad representation of our society. This book takes place in…

May Book Haul

So I did the thing where I bought more books despite not finishing my to read pile. Out of the five books that I did buy, I have only read one. I also bought another “book” which was really a book of suggested photography contracts (mostly examples). I went to the local Barnes and Noble,…

R. J. Hernandez’s An Innocent Fashion

An Innocent Fashion, written by R. J. Hernandez, is one of those coming of age novels; although it is set in modern times, it reads more like a coming of age during a time before when each word mattered in a story, when everything was precise and dramatic. Not to say that books aren’t written…

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

It took me quite a few years to even get interested in reading the Wicked series, but once I did, I went through them quickly. So, in that spirit, I decided to start reading Gregory Maguire’s other fable/fairytale based stories. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire was a darker take on the story…

Maria Dahvana Headley’s The Year of Yes

I happen to love memoirs, especially funny ones! And this one made me laugh out loud. I picked up this book because the library didn’t have the one I wanted and it seemed like it would be an adventure. I was not disappointed (in this book. I was disappointed the library didn’t have the original…

To Be Read Book Stack

I have a bad book habit. I get in a mood to buy books, which I pick up from Goodwill cheap usually, and come away with a hefty stack. Then, because I’m on that opportunity-to-read-something-I-don’t-own high, I go to the library and check out a few books. IT’S A VICIOUS CYCLE. At least it’s not…

Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

As a hardcore Harry Potter fan, I was reluctant to read this. It took me nearly two months to read finally sit down and read it, and when I did, I couldn’t put it down. I was done in a day and a half. It was with hesitation that I started reading the “eighth story”…

5 Fandom Friday

I though, while trying to get back into regular posting, I would start adding the 5 Fandom Friday’s to my postings. One way to ensure consistency with a plethora of possibilities. Plus, hello, nerdy blog. Let my freak flag fly. Or something like that! Let’s start with with something simple; 5 fandoms I actively take…

Kate Schatz’s Rad Women Worldwide

I had this book for a while before taking a peek at it, mostly because I wasn’t ready to be intimidated by all the wonderful, strong, smart women of history and the world. It wasn’t until I changed my perspective of seeking to be inspired by them.

Dinah Jefferies’ – The Tea Planter’s Wife

It’s been while since I reviewed a book for my blog and I thought I could start doing that a little more often because I need to write more and I’m sure there are only so many movie reviews you want to see!