about

Welcome friends!

Here’s the story: the original version of this blog can be found on Tumblr. I hated using Tumblr for reviews. A lot. The site is geared towards shorter entries, pictures, and memes and was difficult to easily format. Additionally, for personal reasons, I quit blogging about what I was reading in 2012.

For awhile I’ve thought that I would like to start blogging about books again, and am reestablishing the blog here. The first entries here – which I’ve imported & backdated from that Tumblr account – have a much more formal set up than what I’m going to use currently.  Newer entries will probably not include a picture of the book or the synopsis from Amazon.

About me as a reader: I am an avid reader, and love books, although I don’t always get to read as much as I’d like. I will give most books a chance, although I admit I tend to avoid the overly dense (philosophy, some religion, The Inferno, etc…). I try not to be overly snobbish – I’m not opposed to a bit of chick lit. or YA, and I love Stephen King – however I tend to mock the Twilight series mercilessly, even though I’ve only ever really skimmed through it. Sorry, it’s just not good.

My favorite authors include  F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, JRR Tokien, JK Rowling, and Dr. Seuss.

Obviously, I will be reviewing and recommending books here, and I love discussion about books, so please feel free to comment! Please be respectful and civil. Comments are currently moderated, but that may change.

Also, a warning: avast, here there be spoilers! I will try not to spoil anything too much, but please be aware that spoilers may pop up here and there.

Happy reading!


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Cicero

Update 11/21/2014:

So, exciting news! I am converting this blog from a book blog to a book and cocktail blog. “Uh, why?” you ask. Well, here’s the long story short:

Due to professional obligations I am not reading as many non-professional books as I would like. These are not going to be interesting to anyone, and I want to update here more.

My best friend and I have been dreaming since we were about 12 about opening a drinking (and maybe dining) establishment. As we are entering our late 20s, it is time to stop dreaming and start getting to work, so I am going to begin testing drinks that may eventually make it onto our menu. The planning of an actual menu is a long way off, but considering I’ve always loved cocktails, this is not a bad time to start compiling information to go back to later.

Happy drinking!

“She had a cocktail in her hand and confetti in her hair.” – Kate Spade

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3 thoughts on “about

  1. mvlindsey July 6, 2014 at 7:06 pm Reply

    I love the idea of this blog! Excited to follow the books you go through 🙂 .

  2. Nina August 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm Reply

    Great name. What made you choose it? 🙂

  3. Rompope | words in scarlet ink November 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply

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