Book Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Title: Welcome to Night Vale Author: Joseph Fink Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Humor Publisher: Harer Perennial Published: October 20, 2015 Page Amount: 421 pages Goodreads Summary: Night Vale is a small desert town where all the conspiracy theories you’ve ever heard are actually true. It is here that the lives of two women, with…

That Tricky Balancing Act

Between stability and growth, there’s a kind of balancing act that I’m convinced only trained circus animals can do. Walking precariously on a wire between wanting change in your own life and finally being satisfied with where you are… it’s almost impossible. At least for me personally, it’s the struggle I seem to meet again…

Book Review: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Title: The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Author: Meik Wiking Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Denmark, Adult, Health, Travel, Philosophy, Reference Publisher: Penguin UK Published: November 16, 2016 Page Amount: 240 pages Goodreads Summary:You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa…

Thanksgiving Detox

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t posted anything this past week as of yet. Where’s the book review? Where’s the recipe? Jet lag and minor sickness will do a number on you. Admittedly, I hadn’t initially planned on taking a break, but now that I’m home surrounded by friends and family – I want to…

Book Review: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Title: The Three Body Problem Author: Liu Cixin and Ken Liu (Translator) Genre: Science Fiction, China Publisher: Tor Books Published: November 11, 2014 Page Amount: 400 pages Goodreads Summary: The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against…

The Spiciest Chili I Have Ever Made

Soup months are the best months even if you mess up a recipe and end up with spice death-defying chili recipes on the weekdays. I tried to make the Tasty Protein Packed Chili recipe last week, and in my mental math acrobatic attempt to half the recipe to four servings, I made a fatal mistake….

Book Review: All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Title: All The Birds In The Sky Author: Charlie Jane Anders Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Magic Publisher: Tor Books Published: January 26, 2016 Page Amount: 320 pages Goodreads Summary: Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After…

What I’m Reading

This week I have… sadly not finished any books. Work and classwork has preoccupied me for the time being. So instead of rushing through a short story to post about, I’ll just give you a brief overview of the two books I’m reading at present. The first is Welcome To Night Vale. If you haven’t…

Less Than a Month to Thanksgiving

I’m staring blankly at the wall waiting for my body to consume the caffeine it needs to function. Waiting… Waiting… Random thought, did you realize it’s less than a month till Thanksgiving? By far, it’s my favorite holiday of the year. Why? Besides the absurd amount of cooking, it’s one of the few times of…

Lazy Chocolate Chip Cookies

There comes a time in every cook’s life… oh who am I kidding, there comes a time in mostly everyone’s life where you want a cookie and you aren’t willing to put forth the minimal effort of making fully fledged chocolate chip cookies. This is me most of the time. On the plus side, there’s…

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Title: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) Author: Dan Brown Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Historical Thriller Publisher: Doubleday Books Published: October 3, 2017 Page Amount: 461 pages Goodreads Summary: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will…