Snow Globe


I want to rummage through stacks of books with you. Dirty, musty books so when we rustle their pages we choke with joy. I want to sit on the floor, legs crossed and pile adventures in my lap. You'll stand on a stack of encyclopedias and reach for that perfect copy of Don Quixote while... Continue Reading →

The Hypnotist: A Book Review


Who, me? I just read what NPR tells me to. Okay, not exactly. But recently, yes. I heard about Lars Kepler's The Hypnotist on NPR last week. It sounded intriguing, if a little gruesome. And that's exactly what it ended up being. Except for the part where I was totally disappointed with the ending. The... Continue Reading →

Librarians are Superheroes


I have one thing to say: Librarians are superheroes. SUPER. HEROES. They can do anything! I bet when they're at home they go invisible or fly around and stuff. They are modern day Clark Kents. I read a book 3 years ago that I loved and wanted to read again, but I couldn't remember anything... Continue Reading →

New Book High


You like that new car smell? Fine, but I’m a little more partial to new book high. On my lunch break today, after I’d eaten my little sandwich and strawberries, I walked a few blocks to my town’s local book store. I want to LIVE in that store. There’s a smell (possibly comparable to new... Continue Reading →

Ohh, the Irony.


I named my blog Writer's Block because I couldn't think of anything besides "I'm Insane" or "Jelly Beans Taste Good." Little did I know, the title would come back to haunt me. I am writing a novel. My characters used to flow out of my mind like water down a downspout. I'm not sure that's a very good... Continue Reading →

Walden Pond


My teacher just returned our annotated copies of Walden Pond by Henry David Thoreau yesterday. I loved that book and want to think about it again. And I want you to think about it too. I love the motif of new beginnings and regeneration he presents in the book. I find my most richly annotated passages... Continue Reading →

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