Once Upon a Time in the Pacific Northwest

We moved west for the mountains. Me, because I wanted to marvel at them. Him, because he wanted to hike them. In 2013, my then-boyfriend/now-husband and I packed up our 2006 Chrysler Minivan (a gift from his dad) and drove 2,000 miles to Seattle. We didn’t have jobs, but we had secured an apartment and […]

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Book Review: Don’t Trust Hot, Smart, Injured Dudes

The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy: The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule My rating: 4 of 5 stars This should be on every true crime buff’s reading list. I’d grown up hearing about Ann Rule and Ted Bundy from my mom because she loved this book and was fascinated by their friendship. Theirs is […]

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What We Keep (What to Read in the Rain)

Each year, The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (or BFI) releases a collection of written pieces around a theme; this year’s theme was growth. Local writers and students from BFI all contribute. This year, I was lucky enough to be chosen. The books will be available to purchase on the site soon, but are […]

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Book Review: Time for Somethin’ SEXY

Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this because one of my closest friends gave it five stars on here. Oh, and because a popular movie that seemed like something I might like came out last year. But still, I went into this expecting to be…disappointed, […]

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Book Review: I Liked it Just Fine

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng My rating: 3 of 5 stars Three stars means I liked this book. I didn’t *really* like it and I didn’t love it. I read it quickly and I looked forward to picking up where I left off. It was a more sophisticated soap opera of sorts, plenty of […]

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Read My First F*cking Book Review of 2018

Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: 13 Stories by Alice Munro My rating: 5 of 5 stars I hope this book sets the standard for all the other books I’m going to read this year. It was damn near perfect. This is the second book of Munro’s I’ve read and now I am a […]

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I loved Oprah so much in high school that I had a magnet with her face on it hanging in my locker. SO much that when my Freshman year English teacher assigned us a long-term, in-depth research paper and told us we had to choose one influential woman in American society, I knew who I’d […]

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