Tag: book blog

My 2022 To-Be-Read List

This sucker is going to be short because I’m too defiant to even listen to myself. I’ve set many goals like this before and I never follow through, so jokes on me for even posting this. But, no matter, all of these are at least on the list to be read in the near future. …

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 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 …

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 …

Book Review: “The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick deWitt

It feels appropriate to drink whiskey (which is what I’m currently doing) while writing about this book. Not only does whiskey often make an appearance in this book, but I feel like whiskey was the aesthetic deWitt was going for. The Sisters brothers are hired hands for a man called The Commodore. It’s with blank …