Writing, Release, and Summer

Summer in all its chlorine scented, air conditioned, peach hued, iced coffee glory is finally here. Finally. I almost don’t believe it. This was my first afternoon without obligations and I kept thinking to myself, ‘don’t I have algebra homework?’ The next three months will pass quickly, they always do, but I welcome their release.Continue reading “Writing, Release, and Summer”

Movie Review: Interstellar

Generally I’m not one for space movies, but this one, this one, oh my word. I don’t think I’ve been that affected/touched/provoked to thought by a movie in a long while. Not since The Tree of Life at least. For me to enjoy science fiction, it can’t be so fantastic that it no longer feels attached to reality.Continue reading “Movie Review: Interstellar”

Bookish Memories

My love of reading I owe almost wholly to Laura Ingalls and her Little House on the Prairie books. I actually remember receiving an abridged version of one of the novels sometime in kindergarten, before my reading skills had progressed to chapter books. Most Christmas presents have escaped my memory, but this little book –Continue reading “Bookish Memories”

An Appreciation Post for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Ah, Guernsey. This is one of those books/movies that feels like a warm hug from someone wearing a large and soft knit sweater. Something about it is just so cozy and nice. I’d forgotten about Guernsey, but then something (I don’t remember what… probably pinterest) brought it to my attention and I rewatched this delightful littleContinue reading “An Appreciation Post for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Book Review: Villette by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre has long been a favorite of mine. My reading of Jane Eyre in seventh grade sparked a love for classic literature that has only grown since. Villette, along with Shirley, has sat on one of my many bookshelves for… well… years if I’m honest. But a few weeks ago I found myself hungry for some goodContinue reading “Book Review: Villette by Charlotte Bronte”

Movie Review: Tolkien

I have a confession to make: I’ve only read one book out of the four Lord of the Rings books… and it was for school. I know. Shameful. I’ll be amending that soon enough though. Despite my lack of Lord of the Rings knowledge, I desperately wanted to see Tolkien. The trailer captured the essence of the film reallyContinue reading “Movie Review: Tolkien”