One of my favorite events in Ithaca, New York, is the Friends of the Library Book Sale. This event takes place over three weekends every fall and spring. Members of the local community and beyond line the block for a turn to wander through the shelves of used books, records, DVDs, and more. The book… Continue reading Exploring the Friends of the Library Book Sale
Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca is a masterclass in riveting imagery, suspenseful scenes, and fascinatingly unreliable characters. I wasn't sure what to expect when reading Rebecca. This novel was a required read for one of my English Literature courses this semester, and I'd admittedly never heard of it before. I had no idea what awaited in these pages, and even if I did, I'm not sure that it would've prepared me for the experience of reading this text. I'm happy to add another book to my list of five star reads.
Emma seems to have the perfect life. She marries her high school sweetheart Jesse, travels the world with him, and settles far away from her hometown. But Emma's world is turned upside down when, on their first wedding anniversary, Jesse's helicopter goes missing over the pacific. Emma has to learn to build a life without
Bee Königswasser is a badass neuroscientist with a secret viral Twitter account, @What Would Marie Curie Do, that gives advice to women in STEM fields who have to deal with the trials and pressures of navigating a male-dominated field. Bee encounters her greatest professional and personal challenge yet when she is offered the job to co-lead the project of a lifetime at NASA. There's just one problem. She'll have to lead with her grad school nemesis, Levi Ward.
College student Matt Pine is informed that nearly his entire family died from a gas leak while vacationing in Mexico. While the death was ruled accidental by Mexican officials, not everybody in the FBI is so sure of this. And to make make matters worse, the bodies of Matt's family will not be released unless Matt himself makes a trip to Mexico to retrieve his late family.
Laurie's life is turned upside down when her long term boyfriend ends their relationship. Laurie knows this is going to be hot gossip in her office, considering the pair was a staple 'workplace couple' at their firm. Matters are only made worse when Laure learns that her ex got another woman pregnant. Looking to save face, Laurie strikes up a deal with the resident office player and bad boy. Jamie needs to be in a stable relationship to show the partners of the firm that he's mature enough for a big promotion.
January Andrews is a romance writer who has always believed in love. But after the death of her father, everything changes when she is given the key to his secret beach house that he shared with another woman during his marriage. A grieving January heads to this "lovenest"for the summer with hopes of using the time to pen her next novel and clear out the house.
Living is lethal in A Deadly Education. In this world, having access to magic means a young death. The only chance for magical kids to survive is to attend school at the Scholomance.
Hidden up in the mountains of Vermont is Ellingham Academy, an elite private school for unique minds, including artists, inventors, and writers. Founded by 1920s millionaire Albert Ellingham, the school was designed to make learning a game, and it only accepts 50 students each year on free tuition to attend.
From January to May 2022, I spent my semester living in London and traveling around Europe. This meant lots of reading time on planes, trains, buses, and the London Underground. Of course I picked up some great books along the way! Here’s ten of my favorite reads from this semester. In London and looking for… Continue reading Top 10 Books I Read in London