TBR Pile Challenge: The Thin Man

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett Loved this so much. Nick and Nora Charles are a fantastic duo. The Thin Man is at once a murder mystery and a comedy of manners set in 1930s New York. It is just a classic detective story. There’s plenty of drinking, speakeasies, and murder. Nick Charles is a […]

TBR Pile Challenge: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion Joan Didion is my spirit animal. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: she is an incredible writer. One of my favorite lines of all time, from any book, is the first line of The White Album: “We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” I absolutely […]

Staff Picks: Recent Reads

It’s been quiet on the blog, and much of the radio silence has been because Alex (AP) and I are both currently studying for the NY bar exam, which (oh no!) is at the end of this month. But if you think that finishing my last semester of law school and studying for the bar […]

BoTM– The Legend Series: AP’s Thoughts

AP’s Thoughts on The Legend Series by Marie Lu  I just gotta get this out of my system right at the get go: the ending. So beautiful, so wonderful, so perfect. I really could not have asked for a more perfect way to end an epic trilogy. Okay, phew, now I can get on with the review […]

BoTM: The Legend Trilogy—Jessica’s Take

Okay, so we might’ve failed a little bit on the January Book of the Month. It turns out that Let the Great World Spin is a wonderful book, but a dense one that none of us had the patience or time to get through in January. And it turns out that it’s not really February […]

Tournament of Books X Mini-Reviews

So, I didn’t make it through my goal of reading all the books in the Tournament of Books shortlist this year. What can I say, law school gets in the way of everything fun! But I did manage to make it through 7, which is more than I was able to do last year, and […]