By this time of year, readers are either relaxed and celebrating their accomplished reading goal, OR frantically trying to finish out the year strong by picking up a few last-minute reads. More often than not, I am a part of the latter group, so I can say with less-than-proud honesty that I have some experience in the art of last-minute . . .
In honor of Halloween this year, I read for the first time Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House. Obviously I was dying to watch the Netflix series when it came out, but I told myself I'd get around to it. After finally reading the novel this year, I discovered there are film adaptations, too. I decided to only watch the . . .
Arthur is from a small town in Georgia, but this summer he's interning at his mom's law firm in New York. He misses his friends, and the weather, and not being a tourist. But he absolutely loves Broadway and he'll be dammed if he doesn't get to see Hamilton before going home! Ben is a New York native and in summer school, AKA on the . . .
If you couldn't tell, autumn is my favorite season, and I'm so happy the weather here in Ohio is finally reflecting the time of year. If you're like me, you enjoy reading scary books all year round. But Halloween---and October in general---provides us a great excuse to read even more creepy stories, and who would want to waste that opportunity? I want to share . . .
For over 20 years, Hill House has been uninhabited---by humans, that is. The house is widely known as being uninviting, and Dr. Montague, being the scholar that he is, is determined to find evidence of a haunting. Along with Luke, the future heir of Hill House, Dr. Montague invites two women to stay in the house and . . .
Being born in space, Romy has never known anyone other than her parents. They are on a spacecraft called Infinity, hurtling towards a planet in another star system referred to by NASA as "Earth 2," a seemingly habitable planet where Romy and her parents will begin a new civilization. But when Romy's parents suddenly . . .
How many of us, when we were young, had no idea who we truly were? All of us, of course. It takes growing, learning, and lots of time to recognize ourselves---our values, beliefs, unique qualities, and talents. And as the introduction to J.O.Y. Journal states, "When we become aware of these gifts, we can easily find . . .
After 5+ years of not reaching my Goodreads reading goal, I have finally achieved the impossible: I, a 23-year-old adult with a full-time job, have read 50 books before the end of the year. I am astounded. I know it's not actually impossible, and people with less free time than me read, like, hundreds of books a year, but I'm . . .
Lara Jean didn't think she would actually fall in love with Peter Kavinsky, but she has---and after their Christmas party disaster, she's not sure if he's in it for real this time. And then there's John Ambrose Mcclaren, a childhood friend who somehow returns to her life. She recalls the last summer she saw him, a time when she . . .
When a beautiful woman wanders into the bookstore where Joe works, he is immediately obsessed with her. He must know who she is. After Googling the name on her credit card, he’s in luck: only 1 Guinevere Beck shows up in NYC. Even better, Beck (as her friends call her) has a public Facebook page and a ridiculously active . . .