2017 in Books

Well, things came down to the wire like they always do. I religiously track my reading on Goodreads, and at the start of December I was almost four books behind my goal of reading 29 books in 2017. I managed to complete that goal by cramming in four (three novels and a poetry collection) in the … Continue reading 2017 in Books

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An American Novel in a Time of Unrest

East of Eden by John Steinbeck. Published 1952 by Penguin. 601 Pages. Like many American schoolkids, my first introduction to Steinbeck was in Middle School with Of Mice and Men. There is a beautiful simplicity to Steinbeck’s prose, though the same certainly cannot be said for the careful and intricate construction of the plot. A … Continue reading An American Novel in a Time of Unrest

Weird Sunburns and New Tattoos: the Start of Summer 2017

I have undeniably been terrible in every way about updating this poor, neglected blog. Hey! Who knew college was actually really difficult and time consuming! I do, now. It’s even difficult to write about what I’ve been reading, because I honestly have not been reading as of late. My Goodreads account pleasantly informs me that I … Continue reading Weird Sunburns and New Tattoos: the Start of Summer 2017