That’s a Wrap

An Ode to the Wins and Setbacks of 2019 If you know me, you know I love tradition and can tie sentiment to anything. But this winter, we gave up some things – traditions, expectations, rituals, shopping adventures. This season, working to get out of student loan debt has made a tremendous impact on our … Continue reading That’s a Wrap

The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli: Tension of Love, Culture, and Learning Lessons of Honesty

The Matchmaker’s List | Sonya Lalli | Fiction, Romance Paperback: 329 | Publisher: Berkley (2019) | ISBN: 9780451490940 Here’s the first thing to know about The Matchmaker’s List: it’s not a holiday rom-com. Wanting to read some sweet, Christmas funnies, I searched for a few to put on hold at the library. The Matchmaker’s List … Continue reading The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli: Tension of Love, Culture, and Learning Lessons of Honesty

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan: an Illustration of the Resiliency of Refugee Children

Say You’re One of Them | Author: Uwem Akpan | Genre: Fiction Paperback: 361 | Publisher: Back Bay Books (2008) | ISBN: 978-0-316-08637-0 “It was a time just to be a human being and to celebrate that. What mattered now was how to get people to lay down their weapons and biases, and how to … Continue reading Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan: an Illustration of the Resiliency of Refugee Children