Category Archives: Books

An Unauthorized Guide to Ernest Hemingway

I don’t think people can escape Ernest Hemingway. Sun Also Rises was either drilled into your brain in high school or you have seen it lying around, forgotten on some shelf. There is, of course, the possibility that like me, you’ve spent years studying Papa Hemingway…for

Weekend Reads: Rockstars

Rockstars, Joe Harris & Megan Hutchinson Ever find yourself wondering that the lovechild of Almost Famous and The Exorcist would look like? If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say the answer is Joe Harris and Megan Hutchison’s ongoing series, Rockstars. I think it’s

Weekend Reads: Exit West

Exit West, Mohsin Hamid Every once in a while a book comes along that genuinely surprises you. For me, Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, Exit West, was exactly that book. For the better part of a week Exit West was practically glued to my hands. I wasn’t

Weekend Reads: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay Here’s the thing about growing up in suburban Massachusetts: when someone writes an atmospheric mystery that takes place in familiar towns with familiar landmarks, your hometown becomes more sinister. I didn’t want to put Disappearance at Devil’s Rock down

Weekend Reads: The Stone Heart

The Nameless City: The Stone Heart, Faith Erin Hicks Like a lot of people, I was a huge fan of the animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. And, like a lot of people, I was sad to see it go and constantly on the hunt for

Weekend Reads: Loose Ends #2

Loose Ends #2, Jason Latour & Chris Brunner Issue 1 of Loose Ends is all about introducing the key players in Jason Latour’s four-part southern mystery. Issue 2, in a wonderful turn of pace, is mostly dedicated to telling their backstory. It becomes clear that

Weekend Reads: Rumble, Vol. 3

Rumble Vol. 3, John Arcudi & James Harren I’ve said it before and I’ll say it here again: if you like comics (more specifically, comics with monsters in them) and you’re not reading Rumble,  you’re making a mistake. John Arcudi and James Harren are an

18 Timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the most well-known voices of the Jazz Age. He dedicated most of his literary career to the study and interpretation of the 1920s flapper, otherwise known as the modern woman. Whether or not Fitzgerald did a good job of

Weekend Reads: Americanah

Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Did you know there are almost a million international students studying in the US at any given time? Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on this phenomenon by giving us Americanah. The story follows Ifemelu, an international student from Nigeria, who has to face

28 Girl Power Quotes by Women Writers

It’s International Women’s Day! This means it’s prime time to reflect on everything we have accomplished so far. From securing the right to vote, to being included fairly and rightfully in the nerd sphere, to leading a march with nearly 5 million participants worldwide. Feminism has accomplished

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