DOUBLE-FAULT AT THE U.S. OPEN? // BUSH, GRICIUS, HOEFER

During the latest U.S. Open women’s singles final match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams was first given a code violation warning followed by a point penalty and game penalty. She was later fined $17,000 for these three violations prompting Ms. Williams to call out the empire and the entire regime of tennis as sexist….

Book Review: How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng

Title: How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics Author:Eugenia Cheng Genre: Nonfiction, Science, Mathematics, Food and Drink, Cookbook Publisher: Basic Books Goodreads Summary: What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math…

Rereading my Favourite Book: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Whenever you reopen the pages of your favourite book, whatever it might be, there’s always some sense of fear. What if it isn’t as good as you remember it? How do you reconcile the memory of it with what it is now? Maybe it’s just me, but I’m always terrified of that happening. Certain books,…

Recipe: Chai Banana Pancakes

In the aesthetic dreams that Pinterest and Instagram fuel, I imagine the perfectly lit kitchen smelling of healthy morning pancakes cooked on a sizzling cast iron skillet. I dream about the quiet mornings where I made breakfast for my family on a Sunday, no one yet awake, leaving me to alone start to fill the…

Book Review: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Title: Red Sparrow (Book 1) Author: Jason Matthews Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Russia Publisher: Scribner Goodreads Summary: In today’s Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress…

Recipe: World Peace Chocolate Cookies

Yes, it finally happened. I finally got around to making the Dorie Greenspan World Peace cookies. They’ve been on my list for a good couple of years. In fact, I remember when the recipe was posted in Food52 – 2013. In other words, it’s taken me five years to get around to making this cookie…

The February Book Roundup

At long last I have finished the Harry Dresden series. Hold the applause. Fifteen books and a few month later – it feels like an utter journey of a series. Now that I’m at it end, however, I’m kind of sad it’s over. I grew to love Murphy, Harry, Butters and all of the crazy…

The Binge Continues…

Much as I want to deny it, having a good guilty-pleasure series in my hands makes my reading life much more interesting. My Harry Dresden binge, which has been on a full-fledged sprint since December, has rounded into Book 13 Ghost Town. That means I have three-ish books left in the entire series and I…

Overly Obsessed with Harry Dresden

Despite my efforts to the contrary, I can’t seem to read anything other than the Harry Dresden series. I promise I’ve been trying. Every night I sit down with my Kindle and think, “tonight is the night.” And every night, I end up reading a half of the newest Dresden Files. Is it an addiction?…