By the Book by Julia Sonneborn {review}

By the Book by Julia Sonneborn By the Book by Julia Sonneborn is a loose retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. By the Book is set at Fairfax College, a small liberal college in California, were Anne is a literature professor who is working towards tenure. All seems well until Adam, her ex-fiance, is hired and is now her new boss. Hijinks ensue in this contemporary Read More

Alex & Eliza: a love story {a quick review}

Alex & Eliza: A Love Story Today’s quick review is Alex & Eliza: A Love Story. Life is too busy to read long, drawn out book reviews. I’m giving you the jist of the story, in 300 words or less. summary Inspired by the Broadway hit Hamilton, Melissa De La Cruz’s Alex & Eliza: A Love Story is the fictional story of how their love came to Read More

Everything, Everything {book review}

Nicola Yoon’s beautifully written novel seems to have everything (everything). A diverse lead character, a mysterious neighbor, a tragic love, and a beautiful cover. What else could a reader want? **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.** Everything, Everything: a quick summary Eighteen year old Madeline is use to her routine. Her Read More

9 great books about {and written by} mothers

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time to celebrate mom.  Today I’m celebrating mothers in all forms and talking about a few great books about {and written by} mothers. I love celebrating my mom. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that we all love and admire our mothers. The road that lead us to understanding that she wasn’t the crazy one Read More

The book that changed the way I tackle tidying

Spring cleaning is officially here! What? You’re not excited? I’ve never been one to adhere to the notation of Spring cleaning. If it’s messy now, clean it now,. Even with this mindset, my home feels overrun by STUFF. After reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I have a new perspective on how to approach cleaning and decluttering my home and I’m EXCITED! Have Read More