8 Books You’ll Love If You Like These Movies

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Just a few days ago my family sat down to watch Knives Out, a new movie that got rave reviews from multiple friends. First let me say that the mystery-thriller was really good! Well written, well cast, and cinematically compelling. But the first thought that popped into my head was “this is just like The …

4 Books and Their Song Soulmates

I’m one of those people who has a strange attention span; easily interrupted unless there’s music. Just me? Okay. Well, I know it doesn’t make much sense, but even in school, I found it hard to concentrate unless there was music. I always chalked it up to needing only one other distracting thing (music) instead …

The 4 Most Inspiring Books I’ve Read So Far

I think one of things we’ve all learned in the past few months is that we don’t do well without some sort of inspiration, motivation, and encouragement to keep going. It’s been a rough couple of months, and if you’re still looking for some quarantine inspo, I have a few books that might help. 1. …

The Definitive Reading & Listening Guide to Constance Hale’s “Sin and Syntax” – Part II

Welcome to Part II! Thank you for coming back to this long list of people who make us all look a little bad at what we strive to be/do. Without further ado, let’s get started! NOTE: I may have missed a few, but, as far as I know, this is the complete list—again, in many …

Book Quotes: A Collection

Most people keep a notebook full of quotes that pop out, inspire, or simply speak to them. I fill my cork board with a billion little pieces of paper with quotes scribbled on them. Usually I use a piece of paper as a bookmark specifically for this purpose, and I’ve always planned on typing them …

The Definitive Reading & Listening Guide to Constance Hale’s “Sin and Syntax” – Part I

Have you ever read through a book that mentions other books, authors, certain music, etc. and thought “I should take note so I can look that up later“? Well, I had just that experience about a chapter into Constance Hale’s Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose. It’s been roughly two and a …

The Skinniest Books On My Shelf

this image shows seven books by various authors. all books are thin and vary in color. each is an example of the title of the blog post "The skinniest books on my shelf."

All of us have a handful of one-sitting reads. Those books that are so thin and, in general, short that, as long as you aren’t a snail-reader like me, you can read in one go. I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a slow reader, but even I got through each of these in …

A Book Read A Thousand Times

Persuasion by Jane Austen

This is just a quick appreciation post dedicated to Jane Austen’s Persuasion. First of all, I’d like to express my greatest gratitude to this book (ergo Jane Austen) for introducing the exemplary character of Anne Elliot. I immediately fell in love with Anne’s example of humility and patience as life — whether through the sought …