Vlog in Words: Reading 100 Pages a Day for a Week

I’ve been trying to think of a few different ideas for these Vlog in Words, and this is an idea that I’ve seen in a few different places, in some YouTube videos and blog posts, so I thought I would try it out myself! I read fairly regularly normally, though not a set amount each… Continue reading Vlog in Words: Reading 100 Pages a Day for a Week

No Filter by Sarah Frier | Book Review

★★★ This was an interesting look into the beginnings and development of Instagram. That being said, I thought that it still had its flaws, which was why I gave it three stars, but it certainly wasn’t an unenjoyable read. Instagram posts would be art, and art was a form of commentary on life. The app… Continue reading No Filter by Sarah Frier | Book Review

Travel Nonfiction Books to Read this Summer

I wanted to make a summer-themed recommendation post, and I thought that since summer is a popular time for traveling, that travel nonfiction would be a perfect fit. Even if you’re not going anywhere, you can still experience somewhere new with these books, and there’s certainly a wide range of locations to choose from! Border:… Continue reading Travel Nonfiction Books to Read this Summer

The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson | Book Review

★★★★ This novel provided an interesting exploration of our knowledge about Mars, taking forays into the past and connecting it with the author’s own life and her scientific work. I was intrigued by this novel’s premise, and I think that it did a wonderful job expanding on it. It traced our knowledge of Mars back… Continue reading The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson | Book Review

Russian Tattoo by Elena Gorokhova | Book Review

★★★★ This was a memorable memoir that provided a unique perspective on immigration from the Soviet Union to the United States, while still being intensely personal and enjoyable to read. The discussion of mother-daughter relationships was my favorite aspect, especially between Gorokhova and her daughter. It made the book relatable and provided an interesting perspective.… Continue reading Russian Tattoo by Elena Gorokhova | Book Review

Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun | Book Review

★★★★ This was an enjoyable and insightful book about Dora Maar, a woman who has most often been viewed in light of her relationship with Picasso, but who is quite interesting on her own. The format and concept behind this book were fascinating, it is based around a vintage address book that the author’s husband… Continue reading Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun | Book Review

Rereading The Silence of the Girls + Changing My Rating

This isn’t a normal type of post that I make, rather it’s going to be more of a crossover between a review and a discussion. I recently reread The Silence of the Girls, a year after I first read it and I found myself enjoying it more than I had the first time. I raised the rating from… Continue reading Rereading The Silence of the Girls + Changing My Rating