An Essay On Attempting To Read Essays

It’s no secret that I like to read. And I read a lot. And while I have my favorite genres, which probably 80% of the books I read fall into, I do read a bit of everything—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, short story.

I have even read a couple horror genre books (a la Stephen King), which is not my genre at all. (Although I just googled “horror books” and several of my favorite classic books popped up, including Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Who knew?! Maybe I need to rethink my stance on horror.)

But one book genre I just cannot get into is the essay collection. Continue reading

Update: A Girl’s Night In Box Subscription

Last week I told you about my fave new box subscription, A Girl’s Night In: “A perfect subscription box for the introverted woman” by Shereen Lehman.

If you didn’t see my review, check out me opening the May box. To recap, the box comes full of goodies (7 for the regular box, 4 for the mini box) for you to have a lovely evening at home. Even if you’re not an introvert, I think you will still love this box because everyone needs a pampered night in once in a while. Continue reading

The Book Rundown – March & April

So once again I have fallen behind on posting about books (as my last book review post was early March). Part of the reason I’ve fallen behind is I’ve read a few that I just don’t know exactly how to put into words what I thought (introvert/INFJ problems). And Part of it is I read so much, it’s hard to choose which books to review.

To remedy these two issues, I’ve decided to do shorter reviews so I can cover more books.

So introducing The Book Rundown! Continue reading

Review: A Girl’s Night In Box Subscription

I love box subscriptions. They allow you try to new, fun products without having to A) actually find products to try and B) invest a lot of money to do so. My new box subscription is A Girl’s Night In: “A perfect subscription box for the introverted woman” by Shereen Lehman.

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How I Ended Up Here (Or Finding My Path), Part 3

So I’ve been writing (slowly) about my journey from confused M.B.A. grad to corporate worker who was in a rut looking at thirty.  Then I left you hanging. For like a month. Or more.

Then this week, the Facebook timeline reminded me that it was 10 years ago this month that I changed the path I was on. And when I saw that, I sat back in my chair. Wow. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since I started down a new path. And so of course, that spurred me to finish this story. Continue reading

Why I Won’t Condemn E-books

Last week, I attended a conference. The conference was here in D.C., so I didn’t have to travel far (just a ride on the metro). But the schedule provided 1.5 hours for lunch. So what does any good booknerd do with that much free time?

Read. (Of course. Did you even have to guess?)

And I typically carry two books with me at all times. Especially when I’m at least 50% through one.

It’s like the Boy Scouts for booknerd’s. Always be prepared (to read). (Or for you booknerds, it’s like HHGTTG—always know where your towel (book) is.)

On Thursday, I failed to be prepared. Continue reading