I don't play video games, and therefore have basically no knowledge about them. But when my classmate mentioned she had gotten sucked into a game called Cyberpunk 2077, I actually knew what she was talking about. I had read a profile on the game's creator in The Atlantic's December 2020 issue: "We Are Living in… Continue reading How I fell down a rabbit hole about hackers, and what I learned.
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
Right now I'm reading The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. It's a detailed chronicle of Winston Churchill and Great Britain from 1940 to 1941. During those two years, Londoners suffered the extreme anxiety and danger of regular, destructive bombing from the Germans. When I chose this book as my Book of the Month… Continue reading When times seem bad, read about a time that was even worse
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald Keywords: memoir, grief, a hawk, loss of a father, reflections, falconry history, author T. H. White First line: Fifty-five minutes north-east of Cambridge is a landscape I've come to love very much indeed. Last line: And in I go, where the dogs lie flat on the kitchen floor,… Continue reading What I read in January // mini-reviews
Out of the following 12 books, 6 are historical fiction, 5 are non-fiction ( 1 collection of essays, 2 memoirs, 1 true-crime/narrative non-fiction, 1 psychology), and 1 contemporary romance. Where is the fantasy and contemporary YA and middle-grade? Weird. The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson Keywords: historical fiction, 1947 London,… Continue reading So many mini-reviews
For the past three years, I've read one super long non-fiction book every year. I wouldn't call it a tradition yet because I feel like it takes a solid ten years for something to become a tradition, but it's at least in its toddler stage. (A toddler tradition!) In 2016, I read Team of Rivals;… Continue reading Super long non-fiction books
This list only has three books on it right now because as I'm writing this, ModernMrs.Darcy (aka the book-world authority I look towards for this type of information) still hasn't posted a guide to 2019 fall releases yet. As soon as that drops, I am sure this list will expand. And it's a tentative list… Continue reading A short and tentative to be read list (ft. new fall releases!)