Caribbean Trip Highlights

In December, my Nana and I went on a cruise together to the Caribbean and had a really lovely time. Though I'm not really a huge cruising fan as a means of travel, it does give you a very nice, relaxing vacation. I had just submitted all of my grad school documentation, so it was … Continue reading Caribbean Trip Highlights

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From Page to Screen: Chocolat

Literature adaptation. It causes almost every reader to cringe, but I am totally obsessed with it. This feature looks at films and their book counterparts and analyses similarities and differences between the two. The goal is not to see which one is better, but to see what artistic decisions are made and what they bring … Continue reading From Page to Screen: Chocolat

Throwing Things Out or My Journey with the Konmari Method

I live in a very small apartment. It's adorable and close to everything. About a hundred years ago, this building was a Basque boarding house. Every apartment is different and a little bit special. I've very much enjoyed living here except for one thing--we have too much stuff. To be fair, we are middle-class Americans. … Continue reading Throwing Things Out or My Journey with the Konmari Method

Remake Review: The Philadelphia Story and High Society

"The time to make up your mind about people is never." There may be no type of adaptation more tricky to pull off than a remake. Unlike a more subtle retelling, a remake matches its subject--sometimes line for line and scene for scene. In many ways, remakes have more riding on them than an original … Continue reading Remake Review: The Philadelphia Story and High Society

A 2017 Retrospective (plus some reading goals)

Happy 2018, everyone. I hope that you had a good New Year. I spent New Year's eve with my family, celebrating my Nana's birthday, and then my husband and I spent New Year's day driving back home from Portland. The New Year is always a great time to look back on the year behind you … Continue reading A 2017 Retrospective (plus some reading goals)

Top Ten Tuesday: 11 Books I Need to Read By the End of Year

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. The period between Thanksgiving and the end of the year is typically a good time to wind down, but if you’ve got a big reading challenge to finish up it doesn’t alway feel that way. My grandma and I … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 11 Books I Need to Read By the End of Year

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fictional Characters who Would Make Great Leaders

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic was characters that would make excellent leaders. This proved to be very interesting, and in picking characters I also thought about 10 traits that are important for leaders. I tried to pick characters that weren't filling … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Fictional Characters who Would Make Great Leaders