Another year, another reading wrap-up. In 2016 I read 28 books and it took me until the last minute to get it done-- I finished my last book, Colson Whithead's Underground Railroad about an hour before writing this. For the full list, feel free to head over to my Goodreads, where I track all of my … Continue reading Austen Almighty’s Year End Reading Wrap-Up
"I'm sorry sweet child of mine, this is not the world I hoped for you." My mother sent me the text late last night, when to the shock of everyone, it became increasingly clear that Donald J. Trump would become President of the United States. It broke me heart. It is a terrible thing, that … Continue reading The World
Cre - ate verb bring (something) into existence The act of creating something is a nice feeling. There's something very secure in knowing that something would not exist without you. It makes you feel important, necessary. Accomplished. I recently taught myself how to knit hats. I completed my first one, and although lumpy, I would … Continue reading The Joy of Creation
Question: what do you do when you’re no longer good at what you’re good at? What you’ve always been good at? Last week, my writing professor handed back the news stories we’d written, an assignment I’d worked hard on after phoning-in the first one. The night before I turned it in I read it out … Continue reading A Crisis of Faith (What’s New?)
I month of September flew right by, and I forgot about doing a summer roundup. As we all know, May-August was a strange time for me and the same goes for my reading habits during it. I played bingo again and started off strong, but when I started a new, full time job in mid-July, … Continue reading Summer Reading: a List
The bedrock of this blog is literature. I have been doing very little literature blogging lately. Some of that is because I have much less free time, because of school. And some of it's because I've been in the mood to binge watch multiple shows at Netflix. And some of it's because when I could be … Continue reading Where You Been, Reader Girl?
Today's post is a Required Reading, written by David Ortiz to the city of New York. The past few days were the legend's last playing at Yankee Stadium. Ortiz wrote a beautiful letter to the city and its fans. Thanks for the Memories, New York by David Ortiz Some players are born to be Yankees, … Continue reading Required Reading