Sylvia Plath's only novel, The Bell Jar is a fantastic dive into the mind, and her experiences with mental illness. Semi-autobiographical, the language Plath uses to describe her/Esther's outlook, experiences, and later treatments is beautiful. Her writing puts the reader right into Esther's head, and gives ...read more
What a sweet book. This book is a glass of warm milk before bed. It's the one fuzzy blanket you have that is so soft and fits perfectly around you. It's comforting, and homey -- the perfect antidote for this indefinite winter.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest follows the ...read more
How Everything Became War, and the Military Became Everything might be the best book I read this year. The military has never been a part of the cultures I grew up in, so my knowledge and awareness of what the military is, how it's run, and what it does ...read more
Like most books, I picked this one up with no prior knowledge of it's contents (probably off of Powell's New + Recommended list). I was pleasantly surprised to find a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice! Eligible is the delightful and familiar tale of Lizzy Bennet, her family, and ...read more
The guiltiest of pleasures! I love Fixer Upper for all the reasons you might expect. It's funny, cute, inspiring, and simple. There's no conflict, or bad guys, or explosions, or skin-tight suits. Just a Texan couple, making houses beautiful. The Magnolia Story details the life of Chip and ...read more
Happy New Year! January is such a melancholy month, isn't it? The festivities and gatherings have ended, everyone is back to work and school, and there are weeks of dark, cold days¹ ahead of us. So, to get my mind off my SO's departure I listened to Jessi ...read more