Learning a New Language

For a while now, I've been using Duolingo to practice a new language. As you may have noticed, my last name isn't all that Norwegian! But it is as common in the Netherlands as many of the most common Norwegian last names are. My Dutch heritage (on my father's side) goes pretty far back, and... Continue Reading →


Henry and June by Anaïs Nin 📚 BOOK REVIEW

“What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.”  ― Anaïs Nin, Henry & June   I read a paperback... Continue Reading →

September 2017 🍁 Wrap Up



Audiobook Favorites

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I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson – REVIEW

  I listened to I'll Give You The Sun on Audible.  Published: September 16th, 2014 Publisher: Dial Books  Pages: 371 (hardback) Audiobook length: 12 hrs, 57 min           Synopsis by the publisher: Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in... Continue Reading →


All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (REVIEW)

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she... Continue Reading →


Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (Review)

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be... Continue Reading →


The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Review)

The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde. It tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian's beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Talking... Continue Reading →


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