It’s 1999 and Lincoln hasn’t had a girlfriend in a decade, still lives with his mother, and has just taken a job at a newspaper where his main task is to read the emails of his co-workers that are caught in the network filter and flagged as inappropriate. Though he is supposed to reprimand those… Continue reading Nerd Love: The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I discovered Edith Wharton my sophomore year of college when I took an English course called Major Women Writers. We met once a week on Wednesday evenings to dissect Virginia Wolf and Willa Cather and Zora Neale Hurston. It was one of my favorite classes of my entire career—and I went to college for a long… Continue reading A Classic, Updated: A Review of the Innocents by Frances Segal
If you were to judge my reading habits by the reviews on this blog, you would probably think I read mostly YA fiction. But I don’t review every book I read and choose to focus on YA lit here because of my professional interest. I’ve decided to try and be more balanced in both my… Continue reading Oh, I Admit It. I’m Pretentious: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
“There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same kind twice.” – F Scott Fitzgerald, “The Sensible Thing”
I work at the library, so I spend a lot of my time surrounded by books. On my day off I still often find myself downtown browsing my local used book store. (It happens to be right next door to my favorite pizza shop).