An Attitude of Gratitude: What I’m Thankful for this November

As November comes to a close, I just want to take a moment and reflect upon the many, many things that I’m thankful for. This is a list, separate from the most obvious things like my kind and loving boyfriend, my family, my fur babies and my job, comprised of books, movies, etc…that I enjoy and that I am glad to have in my life. Continue reading “An Attitude of Gratitude: What I’m Thankful for this November”

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Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong: a Book Review

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong is one of my favorite books of 2017. It’s a novel that is made all the more impressive by considering that it is the author’s debut. It is a witty, poignant examination of what happens when things are falling apart and how to find your footing as you’re working your way through it. Continue reading “Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong: a Book Review”

Happy Death Day: a Film Review

Please forgive me, dear readers, for my prolonged tardiness. I have no excuse to offer you. Consistency is my biggest challenge as a blogger. It’s hard to carve out the time to post regularly, and even harder to motivate myself to sit down to write. However, I now present to you a review of the film HappyDeathDay, as promised. Continue reading “Happy Death Day: a Film Review”

The Blogger Recognition Award

I am VERY late with this post. Embarrassingly late. But better late than never, right?

Mihir Chakrapani at The Geeky Critic was kind enough to nominate me for the Blogger Recognition Award. The award is for bloggers to nominate other bloggers, in an effort to encourage writing and acknowledge the tremendous amount of work that goes into maintaining a blog. The award also seeks to create an environment for bloggers to review and reward one another’s work in a supportive environment. Continue reading “The Blogger Recognition Award”

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman: a Book Review

The Rules of Magic, by Alice Hoffman is a novel about love, the ties of family, loss, identity and fate. This novel powerfully conjures the condition of the human heart with all of its’ joy, longing, and agony. The three Owens children, Franny, Jet, and Vincent, are on a journey to discover who they are. Along the way they un-earth a few family secrets and cover up a few of their own. The Rules of Magic is a powerful, heart-breaking novel that renders a dazzling portrait of the Owens family and their spellbinding traditions. Continue reading “The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman: a Book Review”

We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy

We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy is a haunting novel of betrayal, scheming, familial ties, and manipulation. The novel takes place over a highly charged three day period during the summer of 1964. Events unfold in the novel following Hannah’s untimely death, and after Jim Hillsinger has been ousted from the CIA on the suspicion that he has committed treason. Set against the backdrop of the escalating Soviet threat, this novel is rife with secrets, scandals, and revenge. Continue reading “We Shall Not All Sleep by Estep Nagy”

Mother, You May NOT!

Mother, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is a psychological thriller entrenched with mythological elements. From director Darren Aronofsky, comes an almost epic tale about love, art, creation, and sacrifice. (Note, henceforth I shall refer to Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as JLaw and JB as their characters do not seem to have names. Also note, this post, like the movie, is very long. So buckle up!) Continue reading “Mother, You May NOT!”