I spent a lot of time contemplating how to write this blog post. I've been stuck on being extremely worried about speaking out of turn, or offending people with differing views. Then I realized that's the whole point of this. By not speaking out, I'm not allowing change to happen. It starts with conversations, questions, … Continue reading white fragility review.
Ada Limon has done it again. I've had poetry that has left a strong impression on me, but this collection cut me to my core. Limon is a master of making you feel. I re-read numerous poems because I couldn't get over the way she captured emotion. I reviewed bright dead things a few months … Continue reading the carrying review.
Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott is a book that beautifully captures what it means to be a writer. It is a lot of frustration and feeling like you should just give up. It is also incredibly satisfying to craft stories and know this is exactly what you were meant to do. I turned to … Continue reading bird by bird review.
Happy Valentine's Day bookworms! I hope your day includes some sweet treats and love. Love shows itself in an array of ways. Romance, friendships, family relationships, and most importantly: self-love. So let's celebrate love today in whatever way we can. Here are a few poems that reflect the theme of love in many aspects. Enjoy … Continue reading valentine’s day.
After months of seeing Instagram posts advertising this product, I decided to give into the hype. Scribbler is a subscription box for novelists made by bestselling authors. As said on the site, "The subscription box, delivered monthly, is designed to help novelists do the three most important things: stay motivated while writing, improve their craft, … Continue reading scribbler review.
Since starting a full-time desk job, I have noticed my reading time plummet. Not ideal for someone running a book blog/instagram. Trying to find a balance of love for reading and fitting it into a busy schedule can be tough. So I decided to write up a few ways to realistically get into a habit … Continue reading getting into a reading habit.
For those days when you want to enjoy the warmth of sunshine on your skin, feel a fresh breeze floating through your window, spend all afternoon getting lost in a book, and consuming all of the iced coffee. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Q3mGphqoScQudwEcQWKXd?si=gWiQjzj3Tu2Y6E8yWpWNcA
While scrolling through Instagram I stumbled upon the information that it is national short story month. What better way to celebrate than sharing a few of my favorites from my bookshelf? I am very obsessed with the concept of short stories. Reading a few short stories after getting through a lengthy novel is always refreshing … Continue reading national short story month.
A writer's life and work are not a gift to mankind; they are its necessity. I have heard of Toni Morrison, but never read any of her work. When I saw this book in the store I was drawn to it. I am always trying to expand my reading genres and this seemed like a … Continue reading the source of self-regard review.
An aromatic warm cup of coffee. The feel of pages turning between your fingers. Music to surround yourself in coziness. I present to you a little playlist to create your own cafe-esque space. Light a candle, pour another cup of joe, and crack those book spines. Enjoy. https://open.spotify.com/user/12137597688/playlist/4VJ9gq4fU6xM8xXLMtgJkt?si=0e1oSKoUQOu_9atdLFhOrg