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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

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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

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Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

The Broke and the Bookish started the Top Ten Tuesday back in 2010, so here I am jumping on the proverbial train to talk about some of the great books I've read that I don't think many others have. 10. Lumberjanes This is a feel good, women-centric comic book series that's whimsical and adorable. It focuses… Continue reading Ten Underrated/Hidden Gem Books I’ve Read In The Past Year Or So

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On the Summer Void, Reading as Self-care, and the Top Summer 2016 Picks

Summer is a weirdly magical time. It’s a void of time from school (from those who are still attending or work for a school) or a void of time you feel like should be spent away (for those who are attempting to be adults by having big kid jobs). For those in the void of… Continue reading On the Summer Void, Reading as Self-care, and the Top Summer 2016 Picks