Suspending Disbelief

Warning: Slight spoiler for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in bullet number 3. Sometime in middle school (or possibly in high school), one of my English teachers told me that all writing is persuasive writing. I remember thinking that was one of the most brilliant things I had ever heard. I believed it instantly and…

Return to Normalcy

I was planning on writing about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for this week’s blog post. (Don’t worry, though–no spoilers here.) It seemed like the obvious choice. I knew I would finish the book by Monday at the very latest. I may try and write about it another time, but the thing is, I just…

A Guide to Escapist Entertainment

Sometimes, you just have to sink your teeth into something that can make you forget about everything around you. I don’t think that’s what entertainment should always do, but when you need it, there’s nothing that feels better. I’ve been thinking a fair amount about this lately and thought I would share my favorite “escapist”…

The 4-Hour Work Week

I recently read The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss and wanted to share some of my thoughts about the book, in the form of a top 10 list. (What can I say? Apparently I like lists a lot…) Also, I’d love to discuss this book in the comments, so let me know if you’ve read it. (Or you…

Books That Will Stay With Me, Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of the 10 books that will stay with me. If you missed part 1 (which explains more about what this list is), you can catch that here. Now let’s get into the books 6-10 that will stay with me. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok. I don’t remember much about…

Books That Will Stay With Me, Part 1

There is no better way I can think of to explain who I am than to talk about the books that have shaped who I have become. That’s why I have decided that one of my first posts here on my new blog/website would be a tag that I have seen floating around Facebook a few…

10 Bookish Facts About Me

Hello again! Normally, posts will go up every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, but during this first week, I’m putting up a few extras! Check back on Sunday for the next post. Today’s post is based on a round of YouTube videos I’ve seen, and it looked like a fun way to continue my introduction-by-way-of-books,…

Why Reading Matters

Welcome to my website, and my blog! I figured in my first post, I should introduce myself. And the best way I could think of to introduce myself is to talk about books. I do not remember a time when books did not mean the world to me. Rather than a stuffed animal or comfort blanket,…