Celebrating four years on February 10! These past couple years have seen a lot of change on my little blog. At the end of 2016 I tried to write my frustrations about the political climate, but I felt inadequate in the face of ignorance. The election made me realize how much I care about politics, … More Belated Blog Birthday | Four Year Blog Anniversary!
Thanks, Paul Ryan! You’re tax cuts are giving me a take-home boost of $36 a month, or $18 per bi-weekly paycheck. Much better than $1.50 a week you were bragging about earlier. I live in New York and an extra $36 doesn’t really add up to much over the course of the month. It’s basically … More I’m Getting an Extra $36 a Month Thanks to the Tax Break, How Should I Spend It?
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with the fire and the fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal state and as I said they will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of … More Review: FIRE AND FURY by Michael Wolff
When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore My rating: 4 of 5 stars This review originally appeared on 80 Books Blog! *An ARC was provided by the Publisher via NetGalley for an honest review* The reason I liked this so much was because of the author’s note at the end, how the book about … More REVIEW: When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
Crosstalk by Connie Willis My rating: 4 of 5 stars One of my favorites this year! Full Review: This review originally appeared on 80 Books Blog! A galley was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review. This was so cute! There’s a market for sci-fi romantic comedies and this book fills that … More REVIEW: Crosstalk by Connie Willis
post-truth: an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’ Donald Trump is going to be president and that terrifies me. In preparation for the inevitable apocalypse that comes with his presidency, I’m compiling a list of things … More To Do List
Change Places with Me by Lois Metzger My rating: 4 of 5 stars See my review and Q&A with the author on 80 Books Blog! Review | Q&A First of all, just have to say that the cover is gorgeous and I highly recommend going to a bookstore or library to look at it (then … More REVIEW: Change Places With Me by Lois Metzger
After voting for the first woman presidential candidate in the November 8, 2016 presidential election I indulged in comfort food. For breakfast, I had a toasted bagel with cream cheese and a caramel apple spice cider from Starbucks. For lunch, my co-workers and I ordered Taco Bell through PostMates, since Taco Bell is not regularly available … More Demagogue
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers My rating: 5 of 5 stars This review originally appeared on Around the World in 80 Books! I really loved this book. It reminded me a lot of Firefly–a rag-tag group crew on a ship, doing a job only few can do, and navigating … More REVIEW: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff My rating: 4 of 5 stars See this review and more on 80 Books Blog! An ARC was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So many mixed reviews for this one! I was of the readers who found this story to be compelling, though I … More REVIEW: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff