Silver Tongued Short Stories

Hello! It’s been a minute—it’s funny how a more active social life means (slightly) less time to read. Plus, when you work at a uni like I do, the spring semester is hectic, to say the least. But it feels so good to be back, let’s dive in. As y’all know, I love getting book [...]


A Diamond in the Rough

I've had my eye on Phillipe Diederich's Diamond Park for a while, ever since it came into The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop, and man it did not disappoint! Flaco is our narrator, a senior in a Texas high school who's dream is to become an artist, but that's not what people from his neighborhood go on [...]

Always Finding Rainbows

This review originally appeared in the Left Hand Valley Courier, March 22 edition. Some of my friends have called me a “keeper of stories,” and as much as I take pride in that title, I don’t feel as though I’ve lived enough to be a keeper of my own stories yet. Instead, I collect others’, [...]

The Mind’s Power

When I first received a copy of The Power of Mind: A Tibetan Monk’s Guide to Finding Freedom in Every Challenge by Khentrul Rinpoche, I was excited to see what was in store. I’ve always been interested in spiritualism and philosophy, and more recently, I began my own meditation practice and completed my yoga teacher [...]

A Colorado Ski History

Sometimes I feel like a “fake” Coloradan because I’ve never gone skiing. But after reading Abbott Fay’s A History of Skiing in Colorado provided by Inkberry Books, I have to say that I am more intrigued by the sport. I was fascinated by the book’s anecdotes, such as how Mount Werner and Hughes’ Run got [...]

Constant Breaks from California

This review was written for the Left Hand Valley Courier, in partnership with Inkberry Books and will appear in the Nov. 22 edition of the paper. You all are getting a sneak peek! I don't read memoirs very often, which is a shame because they are so unique and interesting. That's certainly the case with [...]

The Incredibly Entertaining History of a High School Girl

I don't think I've read a book from the aughts for a while now, but when my good friend told me that I "simply must read The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks," I took her word for it. She has great taste. Let me start by saying that I greatly enjoyed E. Lockhart's coming of [...]