Weekend Recap

Last week, I ran a poll on Instagram Stories to see if you guys would be interested in seeing a “weekend recap” category on the blog. All but one person said yes, so here I am trying it out! If you find it ridiculously boring, please feel free to let me know…preferably in a nice […]

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Book Review: Sweetbitter

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Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter has been on my list for a while. When it first came out, it was on every “must read” list I came across. I actually borrowed it from the library at one point, but couldn’t get into it at the time. Sometimes our lives just aren’t in the right place for certain books…and […]

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Book Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give may be in the Young Adult genre, but it should be read by everyone living in this country, regardless of age. My soon-to-be sister-in-law gave me this one after hearing glowing reviews from her students.  The novel by Angie Thomas is narrated by Starr, a 16-year-old black girl straddling the line […]

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Listen Up: My Favorite Podcasts

Before I started commuting from Connecticut to New York every day, I did not understand the whole podcast thing. Whenever I tried listening to one, I found myself focusing in on the host’s voice and, frankly, letting it bug me to death. For those of you that have heard me speak, you’re probably rolling your […]

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Oui ou Non? My Guide to Paris

I’ve been talking about going to Paris for the last couple of years, but for one reason or another it never worked out. I had been with my family as a kid, but I was too young to fully appreciate it. Earlier this fall, I finally said YOLO! I asked my best friend from home, […]

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Book Review: The Girls

Sooo I’m pretty late to the game on reviewing this one. I read it, loved it, then life got busy. Same old story. Turns out the reminder I needed was a scandal: the author, Emma Cline, was accused of plagiarism by her ex-boyfriend. His claims were deemed false, so it sounds like a jealousy issue…but […]

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Book Review: Small Admissions

I read Amy Poeppel’s novel Small Admissions in less than two days. It felt like I was reading about my friend group. Well, more like I was hearing about the drama surrounding a friend of a friend over cocktails, in the sense that you can’t help but be interested because it’s juicy but doesn’t affect your own […]

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Book Review: Everything You Want Me to Be

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Think Netflix show 13 Reasons Why meets book-turned-movie Gone Girl. That’s how I’d describe Mindy Mejia’s novel, Everything You Want Me to Be.  While the novel focuses on a high-schooler, it’s anything but light. We learn right off the bat that the protagonist, Hattie, has been brutally murdered. What we don’t know is who did it—or why. The story is […]

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