Thoughts on classic lit: Walden

Reading classic literature can enrich our lives.  But sometimes it's fun to sass it.  After all, life is better with sass. Walden - Summary:   Old hipster takes a sabbatical from modern life and dedicates his time to old-timey blogging of the experience.  Hates most house guests.  Good quotes and perhaps the genesis of the writer's … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit: Walden

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Thoughts on classic lit: Animal Farm

Let's talk about classic lit, but not in a high brow manner.  Let's be low brow, it's so much more fun... Animal Farm - Summary:  Animals take over.   Big picture takeaway: Pigs are smart, mean, and not to be trusted.    Also: screw you, glue factory. <sob> Side note: For real though, pigs are mean...though a … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit: Animal Farm

Thoughts on classic lit – Where the red fern grows

And now we shall discuss my thoughts on classic literature.  Imagine, we're at coffee shop and I'm waxing poetic about my plan to read classic lit or in this case, I'm recalling the literature of my childhood. On Where the Red Fern Grows - Short summary:  I read this story in the seventh grade and … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit – Where the red fern grows

Thoughts on classic lit – Jane Eyre

And now I shall share my thoughts on classic lit, as though we were meeting up for coffee, sitting across from each other at a lightly scuffed wooden table, and chatting (loudly, because it's me) ... On Jane Eyre - Honestly, what kind of monster locks his wife in the attic for years and then … Continue reading Thoughts on classic lit – Jane Eyre

A Simple Favor and connection

I recently read A simple favor, a twisty thriller about the friendship of two women and the mysterious disappearance of one of them. I had a fair amount of feelings while reading this book - Unlikable characters with interesting stories to tell: I've always envied and wondered on how this can be done in my … Continue reading A Simple Favor and connection

Reading recommendations (because if I made time to read them, you know they’re good)

I don't always get to read as much as I'd like... Let me start over - if I read as much as I'd like to, I'd have little time for anything else.  (I'm pretty sure the most important things - eating, drinking, and bathroom necessities I can do with one handed while reading.)  Between school, … Continue reading Reading recommendations (because if I made time to read them, you know they’re good)

A graphic graphic novel review 

First, I should like to give a warning to people who read this blog who don't like graphic content, knew me as a child, or birthed me (Mom, this clearly means you)...you don't want to read this review. Is everyone else still with me? Okay! Sex Criminals - Volume 1, is a graphic, graphic novel … Continue reading A graphic graphic novel review 

Blankets – Graphic Novel Review

Review of "Blankets," by Craig Thompson Graphic novels are officially growing on me, and more than just dark ones like the Locke & Key series (which you should definitely check out, if you haven't already).  I recently picked up "Blankets" and was instantly hooked by the story. "Blankets" - a YA memoir of the author's … Continue reading Blankets – Graphic Novel Review