“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari

In Modern Romance, comedian Aziz Ansari teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg for a humorous exploration of what it means to date and find love in the modern world.  In our grandparents’ era, finding “the one” wasn’t so complex.  You’d meet someone cute in your neighborhood, and before you knew it, you’d be married.  As Ansari explains,Read more

“Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things” by Jenny Lawson

It all started with the taxidermied raccoon.  I don’t normally read memoirs or books about depression, even if they do promise to be funny.  A little too real, a little too close to home.  In general, I prefer my books to be set in other worlds, other times, other cultures.  I want to experience somethingRead more

“The Invasion of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen continues the riveting story of a young queen’s struggle to stay true to her ideals in the face of impending doom.  In the previous book, Kelsea Raleigh chose to end human trafficking to the nearby country of Mortmense, and as a result, the Red Queen is now poisedRead more

Mini Reviews: Quiet, Wonders of the Invisible World, and Graceling

Right now, I’ve got a pile of books on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf that I’ve read but haven’t gotten around to reviewing.  Some were from my blogging hiatus at the tail end of grad school, and others were from times when life got hectic.  I’d like to take a more organized and scheduled approachRead more