Books

Six Books That Have Kept Me Grounded This Summer

Ah, summertime. For many Midwesterners, these few blissful months of sunshine are reserved for weekends…

Mr. Darcy Taught Me It’s Okay To Be A Silent, Taciturn Asshole

I’m sitting on my bed, next to my “Keep Calm and Read Jane Austen” tea…

20 Unedited Thoughts My Boyfriend Had During “Pride & Prejudice”

I made my boyfriend watch the 2005 “Pride & Prejudice” with me. It is a truth…

8 Jane Austen Retellings To Help You Get Your Darcy Fix

When it comes to Jane Austen, goddess of literature, social anthropologist and a personal hero…

12 Powerful Autobiographies and Memoirs About Badass Women

What better time than our current state of political affairs to celebrate the stories women…

LeVar Burton Reads: A Podcast for Story Lovers

As a dedicated, if not obsessive, podcast listener, I am constantly on the hunt for…

#bookstagram Helped Me Write Again

As it happens with all writers, I recently went through a dry spell. I wasn’t…

The Dress in the Window by Sofia Grant
Fashion and Feminism in the 1940’s: A Review of The Dress in the Window

Fashion, fame, and family. These are just some of the themes that come to mind…

The Perfect Poolside Reads For a Scorching Summer

It’s been a hot minute, but I’m back to talk about books. To me summer…

How Harry Potter Shaped Our Social Consciousness

  It’s been 20 years since “Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone” was first published…

20 Delicious Recipes From and Inspired by Books, Movies, and TV Shows

Have you ever been watching TV, or reading a book, and wondered what a character’s…

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7 Must-Reads To Be Released this Summer

Reading is my favorite outdoor activity. Seriously, is there anything better than lying in the…

20 Funny Books You’re Dying To Read

Are you looking for a book to read just for fun? I’m talking about funny…

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Taking the Guilt Out of Pleasure Reading

Back in January, I set my Goodreads challenge for the year at 50 books. I…

A Story of Racism and Police Brutality Has Big Heart in Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give

With Moonlight winning the Oscar for best film and the book and its film adaptation,…

Four Books of Poetry to Give You Hope

We all know that sometimes poetry is hard to take in. In college as an…

9 Feel-Good Books We Can’t Wait To Be Released This Spring & Summer

As a socially anxious homebody, I quietly love it when my calendar is wide open…

Why Mr. Darcy Is Not Actually The Ideal Man

Ladies, Austenites, and fellow romantics, I think we have a problem. It’s Mr. Darcy. I…

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5 Poems To Help Usher In Spring

Spring has finally sprung (at least a little), and with it comes all the things…

YA Authors Model Political Activism For America’s Youth

Despite Young Adult (YA) literature finding an increasingly larger adult readership as time goes on,…