Woman Crush Wednesday: Elizabeth Jennings/Nadezhda (The Americans)

Elizabeth Jennings is one of the most complex female characters I’ve ever come across. She is an undercover KGB agent posing as a travel agent in 1980s Virginia, at the height of the Cold War, with her husband Phillip and their two American-born children. From the outside they seem like the perfect American couple, but in reality, their lives are full of spying, lying, betrayal, and murder. What is especially intriguing about Phillip and Elizabeth, however, is that it is Elizabeth who is the cold, closed-off emotional enigma, while Phillip often showcases vulnerability and honesty.

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5 TV Shows To Binge Watch

5 tv shows t obinge watch

If you know me, you know I watch a ton of television. Like, a truly obscene amount. In fact the reason I probably don’t read as much as I could is because I spent most of my free time watching television. I could spend a lot of time talking about how I think television is just another storytelling medium and is therefore just as respectable as books, but instead I’ll just give you a bunch of TV shows I think make for great binge-watching.Read More »

Wrap-Up: July 2019

  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (★★★★☆)
  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (★★★☆☆)
  • Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (★★☆☆☆)
  • Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (★★★☆☆)
  • The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (★★★★☆)
  • Miracle Creek by Angie Kim (★★★★☆)

YEARLY SO FAR: 46Read More »

Woman Crush Wednesday: Anne Hale (Salem)

It was somewhat disconcerting to arrive at the final season of Salem only to realize that the entire series had essentially been Anne Hale’s Start of Darkness tale. This was not immediately obvious at all – Anne’s story is the epitome of the expression “the road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” That is the tragedy of Anne Hale – she starts out so good, so kind, so desperate to make the world a better place, only to succumb to the darkness she sought out to defeat.

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Road-Tripping Down the California Coast: An 8-Day Itinerary


Last week I came back from an eight day road trip along the California coast, which has been one of my major travel dreams for as long as I can remember. My Tumblr literally has a tag called “take me to California” so being there felt surreal. I mean, it really is as gorgeous as it is in pictures, if not more so! I had a ton of fun, so here’s a detailed itinerary of what we did! And I’m sticking this under a cut, because it’s long and photo-heavy…

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Wrap-Up: June 2019


  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (★★☆☆☆)
  • Devotion by Madeline Stevens (★★☆☆☆)
  • Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey (★★★★★)
  • The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams (★★★★☆)
  • Normal People by Sally Rooney (★★★★☆)
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power (★★★★☆)

YEARLY SO FAR: 40Read More »