I read because I must. It's like breathing to me. And I love talking about books. But I'm also an Arsenal fan, a wine drinker, a music lover and weirdly obsessed with pop culture. I mostly blog about books, but sometimes about things I'm thinking or doing. When I'm not on the blog, I'm scoping deals for a professional services company, hanging out with friends, or seeing some live theater.

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Posted on 16 Oct 2017 In: Reading


Stop what you are doing and get a copy of Dietland now. It’s been a while since I read a book in one sitting, but that’s how much I enjoyed Dietland. I described it to a friend as “truth, humor, and a revenge chick-flick all in one.” From the publsiher’s summary: The diet revolution is […]

I read Don’t Date Baptists earlier this summer and it made me laugh and cry. I know Terry Barr personally- he is a professor at my alma mater. As such I felt like it would be best that I not formally review the book. But I did really enjoy it, and I want to help […]

Posted on 25 Aug 2017 In: Reading

Meddling Kids

Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids was everything and nothing I expected. From the publisher’s summary: SUMMER 1977. The Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in Oregon’s Zoinx River Valley) solved their final mystery and unmasked the elusive Sleepy Lake monster—another low-life fortune hunter trying to get his dirty hands on the […]

Posted on 8 Jun 2017 In: Reading

Hillbilly Elegy

One of the things I find most difficult about reviewing memoirs is questioning the narrative. Of course, I do it when something doesn’t ring true or if I find part of the story particularly notable (see my review of Wild), but sometimes a story is more complicated than it first appears and the complexity allows […]

Posted on 24 May 2017 In: Reading

Kim Vs. The Mean Girl

Remember high school? Remember that one person who got under our skin? Who just knew our weak spots and how to taunt us? Those little digs? Well, in Meredith Schorr’s debut Young Adult novel, Kim Vs The Mean Girl, you get to go back to those days and live vicariously as Kim tries to best […]