Author Speaks

Lessons From Amélie: Finding Simple Passions

In light of my recent Movie Monday I've been thinking about the small things that bring me joy, like Amélie's affinity for cracking Crème brûlée and sticking her hand in a bag of grain (which actually sounds quite wonderful). So I set out to make a short list of my simple pleasures, trying to keep it short,… Continue reading Lessons From Amélie: Finding Simple Passions

Book Tags

Top 5 Modern Classics

This tag is technically part of a "Top 5 Tuesday" post series hosted by Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm, but I saw it first from my pal Lauren at Books are Only the Beginning  and since I'm not a part of the Top 5 post series I figured doing this not on a Tuesday wouldn't hurt.… Continue reading Top 5 Modern Classics

Movie Monday

Movie Monday: Amélie

4/5 Background Amélie is a French romantic-comedy from 2001. The full title is Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain). It is described as a whimsical depiction of modern Paris, and is set in Montmartre, telling the story of the shy yet enigmatic waitress Amélie who decides to change the lives of those around… Continue reading Movie Monday: Amélie

Reading Lists

October TBR/TBW

Coming into October there is a lot I'm excited to read. While some of it is for class, some is also for my own enjoyment (something a senior in undergrad desperately needs). So here's a quick round up of the books/poems/songs/WHATEVER I'll be tackling for October, and afterwards, the films I plan to watch. Books:… Continue reading October TBR/TBW

Author Speaks

The Diversity Directive: A Personal Challenge to Read/Watch More Minority Voices

As someone with a cultural studies addition to my majors I don't do a good job of diversifying my media intake. Sure, I've tried to make some cultures more relevant by liking several Facebook pages, but that doesn't factor into a lot of my intake of media and ideas. So I decided to challenge myself… Continue reading The Diversity Directive: A Personal Challenge to Read/Watch More Minority Voices

Author Speaks

Banned Books Week: My Favorites of the Bunch

For the past two years one of the campus groups I am involved in has done a "Get Caught Reading a Banned Book" Photo Booth outside our cafeteria.  It's one of our more popular events, okay let me be honest. It's really our only popular event, being the resident atheist/secular club on a college campus… Continue reading Banned Books Week: My Favorites of the Bunch


Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer

4/5 Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots. But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces,… Continue reading Review: Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer


Confessions of a Double Major: My Favorite Major FINALLY REVEALED

Walking into my college career, I thought I had myself figured out. An aspiring history major who wanted nothing more than to take the campus by storm, become a leader in various organizations and land some kind of job in archival or a museam. Now, entering into my final year I think back on my… Continue reading Confessions of a Double Major: My Favorite Major FINALLY REVEALED