5 Documentaries

One of my 101 in 1001 goals was to watch 5 documentaries. I am always interested in documentaries, but I never actually get around to watching them, and with the plethora of cool ones available on Netflix, I thought it would be a fun and informative goal. I’m really glad that I did it, too! […]

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June Standouts: Book Review Time

June was a kick ass month for books. I only read 10, but 5 of them warranted 5 star ratings. :O And only 2 got less than 4. Seriously, color me floored. Really, though, it only makes sense, since June is the best month ever. It gave the earth me, right? 😉 Are you guys ready for […]

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Adventures in Books: May


Yup, it’s that time again, kids: monthly book review time! Are y’all as excited as I am? (In case you missed them: January/February, March, and April.) May was a really great book month for me. There were so many amazing ones, it was hard to pick the ones to feature here, so this is really just a snapshot. […]

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The Month of YA Books

A tempestuous April has finally given way to what has so far been a much more agreeable May, and that means it’s time for another book review post! These are my favorite posts to write! You can find the January/February and March posts here and here. I also decided to do something a little different […]

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Let’s Get Bookish

Taking a page out of Candice Walsh’s book, I have decided to do a monthly round-up of the books that I have read. Since it is now the beginning of March, this will be a two-fer, and you will get both January and February! Aren’t you excited? My book goal this year is 75 books. […]

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My Own Silver Lining

We went to see Silver Linings Playbook yesterday. With Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jennifer Lawrence (mad girl crush on her, hooboy). If you’re not aware, the movie centers around Pat, who has bipolar disorder. He has just been released from a mental hospital for an “incident” in which he beat the shit out of […]

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Who Needs Magic, Anyway?

I admit it. I only read The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling because JK Rowling wrote it. When the synopsis of it was first announced, earlier this year, my first thought was, “Well…that sounds horribly boring.” My interest was not immediately piqued. Admittedly, I had hoped for more magic. I was worried that it was […]

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Nostalgia and The Smiths


I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was 14 or 15. I read it in one marathon sitting, and when I had finished, I could have sworn the book was written for me. I identified so strongly with Charlie, it was a physical and emotional ache. I was worried when I found […]

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Heavy on action, light on plot: A review of The Bourne Legacy

Originally, I had a review of On the Road by Jack Kerouac scheduled for today. However, I made it less than 100 pages into the book and then abandoned ship. I hated every character. I hated the language. Nothing was happening. And I have this rule: “Life is too short to read books you aren’t […]

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