Book Review: The Memory Book

The Memory Book by Lara Avery was a Barnes and Noble find. Honestly, I could get lost in that store. And so could any resemblance of good money management. When I skimmed the back cover of this book, however, I knew I had to get it. The premise was fascinating, and became even more fascinating... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

My initial impression review on Goodreads of The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger was this: "This book is elegant, odd, beautiful, heartbreaking, and mournful all at once." And it is truly all of these things. At times, I couldn't put this book down. And other times, I was bored, wondering when things would pick... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Orphan Train

I received Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline as a Christmas gift back in 2016 from my brother and his wife. They had noticed I had pinned it on my to-read board on Pinterest (or maybe a Christmas list... I have a lot of Pinterest boards). This was one of those "always in the back... Continue Reading →

On Purity Culture

**I want to preface this post by stating that much of what I am about to say about my experience with purity culture had nothing to do with my parents. The most they did that could be considered "purity culture" was buy me a purity ring at age sixteen, that came to represent much more... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The End of Oz

And just like that, I have completed the Dorothy Must Die books. The End of Oz was different from all the other books, in that it switches between Amy’s and Dorothy’s perspectives. So, yeah, spoiler alert: Dorothy still ain’t dead. This is especially relevant if you’ve read Yellow Brick War. At the end, you think... Continue Reading →

Book Club Book Review: Artemis

Ever since I heard that Andy Weir was publishing another book, I have been dying to read Artemis. I was enthralled by The Martian - both the book and movie. The Martian was one of the best book-to-movie adaptations that I have ever seen. But, I digress. Back to Artemis.  Before reading Artemis, I browsed through my friends' reviews of it... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Yellow Brick War

Back to the Dorothy Must Die books! I typically try to go straight through any series I come across before picking up a new series or book. However, this series and The Mortal Instruments books have both equally captured my attention. Also I need to buy the second Mortal Instruments book and I already had... Continue Reading →

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