Book goals: #ReadWomen2017

For the last two years, I’ve read a pretty pitiful number of books: 32 in 2015 and 30 in 2016. Yikes. According to my past GoodReads challenges, 2012 is the year to beat. That year (the year I graduated college, incidentally), I read 71 books! That’s more than what I’ve read in the last two…

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Book Thoughts: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, as well as discussion of homophobic violence. Please proceed with caution!] It seems like everyone I know has either read or wants to read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. The book is a queer…

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Obsessed with William Shakespeare: A Memoir

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest My first exposure to William Shakespeare (that I can remember, at least) was reading Romeo & Juliet in the fourth grade. Seems a bit heavy for a 9 year-old, right? I made it through the first act — like my reading group and I…

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The power of pampering yourself

To-do lists are a big part of my daily life. My time management depends on them, in fact. Without these lists, I often end up forgetting important tasks (like going to the bank and paying bills). I also forget to take little breaks from the important tasks to do things like: read for pleasure, make…

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