Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

Some time ago an old friend told me to read two books by Cheryl Strayed: Tiny Beautiful Things and Wild. She told me these books were helpful in dealing with her post-dad-dying emotions, which happened to her about one year before it happened to me. I started with Tiny Beautiful Things, a collection of advice … More Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar


So I saw Captain America: Winter Soldier semi-recently, but I don’t remember it/didn’t like it enough to write a full review. Chris Evans looked very muscular (see below), but I’ve come to the conclusion that comic book movies which are not done by Joss Whedon or which are not part of the X-Men franchise are not worth the $14.50 ticket. Now that that’s … More Neighbors

Althea & Oliver

On the list of benefits of my boyfriend working for the major bookseller, I can now add “Finding New Authors to Fall in Love With”. Cristina Moracho’s Althea & Oliver is a perfect work of fiction, and I eagerly await what she comes out with next. In a style slightly similar to Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (in my opinion, anyway), … More Althea & Oliver

Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult has done it again. (Well, she did it again six years ago, but I only just realized it.) Nineteen Minutes is suspenseful, dramatic, heartbreaking and truly awesome — almost as good as The Pact. The following synopsis is told in chronological order, but please note this is not how the book is structured. Lacy Houghton is a … More Nineteen Minutes