What should I read next? Part 1

There is an overwhelming amount of talented people writing books currently, which often (for me at least) results in the question, what should I read next? I don’t know about you, but my bookshelf is bursting with unread books. The thing that motivates me the most to choose one book over another is frequently reviews and suggestions of friends. So, I’ve put together some series’ that I have enjoyed, and a compilation of why you should also move them up on your “to read” list.   If you liked The…

The Lunar Chronicles Review

“The Lunar Chronicles” are the stories of classic fairy tales if they were being told 10,000 years in the future. Immerse yourself in a world of cyborgs, robots, aliens, and princesses as you are told the story of Cinderella, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel through a fresh new lens. I try to make it abundantly clear in all of my writing that I define myself as a feminist. This is a character trait I attempt to embody in every facet of life, whether it is at work…

“Modern Romance” Review

Modern Romance is a book filled with comedy and social science based research seeking to answer the question, “What does romance mean in today’s society?” Before I delve into a review of Aziz Ansari’s delightful book, I feel it is in my most honest interests to divulge some details about me: First and foremost, I have a strong background in sociology, including a degree (And a nearly finished Masters), with which came extensive research, presentations, and classwork . The fact that this book is full of juicy social science statistics,…

Why Aren’t You Watching Outlander?

  For those of you that aren’t in the know, Outlander is a show on Starz based on the books of Diana Gabaldon. It has just completed its first season to high ratings and acclaim. I have realized there is a large group of people that aren’t watching this excellent show! I will save the reasons you SHOULD be watching for another day. Right now I will just counter reasons I have heard for not watching! Your reason for not watching Outlander: “They will ruin the books I love!” My…