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What I Read in April & May 2018

Here are my five-word book reviews of what I read this April and May. Here’s April. 📚 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman: Seems Lighthearted, Has a Twist 📚 Educated by Tara Westover:… Continue reading

Literary Wives: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Can marriage survive cultural expectations? That is the central question of Stay with Me (2017) by Ayobami Adebayo, the June 2018 read for the Literary Wives Series, hosted by these bloggers. Check out their… Continue reading

Purple Thomas Hardys from Wales

I am jet lagged from a fantastic trip to the United Kingdom last week, but I have just enough energy to start sharing my book purchases while there. (I can’t believe I carried… Continue reading

March 2018 Reading

Here are some five-word book reviews for my March reading wrap-up. Taking as Fast as I Can: Fun, witty, not earth shattering Under the Volcano: Dense, symbolic, indulgent, and boring Mudbound: Had potential… Continue reading

What I Read in February 2018

I’ve settled into my new assistant professor position at a university near my home. This means I commute less and read more! February was a productive month in terms of reading. Here’s what… Continue reading

The Best Book I Read in 2017

At the end of each year, many of us reflect on who we are what we did and what goals we may have for the future. I don’t tend to set new goals… Continue reading

Is Selfishness the Key to Happiness?

I’m sure most of us would immediately answer “no” to the question the title poses. I do. I think self-care and self-love are important in order to be able to share love and… Continue reading

Me Too

When I was in ninth grade, a boy grabbed me, pulled me into a dark doorway, pushed me against the wall, pushed himself against me, and made me kiss him. He shoved his… Continue reading

Meet Me in Nova Scotia

After visiting Prince Edward Island in August, I attended an academic conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On the drive there, I stopped in Truro to meet somebody special: Naomi my blogging friend from… Continue reading

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables: she’s not real, but she’s beloved. I can’t count how many times I have watched the Anne of Green Gables miniseries, and my husband and I recently enjoyed the… Continue reading