The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Book Tag

Finding out from Olivia that Percy Jackson is getting a Disney Plus adaptation ranks among the most exciting news I've ever heard. It's also one of the most bewildering. Like, what are venture capitalists doing? They be out there throwing money at risky start-ups while this unicorn is just waiting for them. The market for… Continue reading The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Book Tag

Reading tools I would figuratively die for

Reading tools to books is like ketchup to fries. Fries are delicious by themselves, but sauce makes them even more amazing. Okay, that's all the intro I have. Book darts // the ultimate bookmark A book dart in action One time I read somewhere that paperclips have reached paperclip-perfection. (Plato and his ideal forms can… Continue reading Reading tools I would figuratively die for

Four memoirs I would recommend off the top of my head

(Okay fine, if I was going for complete accuracy here, it would be off the top of my head + looking at my Goodreads shelves, but that's way too long a title.) If you don't read much non-fiction, I feel like memoirs are the closest thing to fiction. They're basically novels written in first person… Continue reading Four memoirs I would recommend off the top of my head

Good books I read in April

Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes Keywords: fiction, war, Vietnam, marines, suffering, fear, boys, courage, friends First line: Mellas stood beneath the gray monsoon clouds on the narrow strip of cleared ground between the edge of the jungle and the relative safety of the perimeter wire. Last line: Only the shadows themselves could change. Thoughts: The author,… Continue reading Good books I read in April

Good books I read in March

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Keywords: historical fiction, Russia, 1922-1954, the Metrepol Hotel, friends that are also family it's hard to tell, beautiful First line: At half past six on the twenty-first of June 1922, when Count Alexander Illyich Rostov was escorted through the gates of the Kremlin onto Red Square, it was… Continue reading Good books I read in March

My notes on Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers

Goodreads If you don't like non-fiction, you might like Malcolm Gladwell's books. They're psychology books that turn experiments and anecdotes into arguments for why the world works the way does--but in ways that slightly turn your view of the world upside down. There are people who love him, and then there are people who give… Continue reading My notes on Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers

What I read in February // mini-reviews

If I had to defend why stories matter, I would first be exasperated and in disbelief unto the highest degree that I would even need to. Then I would say: It's because they let you see into somebody else's world through somebody else's eyes who most likely thinks, feels, and believes differently than you do.… Continue reading What I read in February // mini-reviews