Traveling is an art form. It can be impossible to perfect, but it helps to read about other people’s experiences, and mistakes, before you leave. That way you can laugh about all the mistakes you’ll make, and get to know the area of the world you’re traveling to a little more intimately. The following post is compiled of essays and books I’ve read, and think everyone should read before, or during, their next adventure. Continue reading “Travel Essays to Read Before Your Next Trip”
I’ve seen Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman twice now, and the movie’s take on World War I is so moving that I started thinking about how everyday women dealt with the effects of war. The stress of having to take up the jobs the men left behind, for less money and even less respect. Then I dived into collections of poetry written by women in the twentieth century– some of the authors quite the Wonder Women themselves; stationed as nurses during the war or even fought in the streets against the German invasions. Both World Wars had a massive impact on literature, but this post is not about Hemingway, Tolkien, nor Yeats. Below is a list of ten poems written by female authors whose subject matter aligned with the themes displayed in Wonder Woman: love, honor, and death. Continue reading “10 Poems To Read After Watching Wonder Woman”
I didn’t know what I was getting myself in to when I ordered The Ocean at the end of the lane, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it. I’ve been told by friends/family for years now to read Neil Gaiman’s books, but never really found the time, nor want, to do it. I was a fool, and you are too if you haven’t read The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Continue reading “Book Review:The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman”
Not much has happened in the past week, besides the fact that I was sick all last weekend– aka why there is no normal blog post this week. I have a couple ideas cooking, but found myself unable to really sit down and write down my thoughts. So, instead of writing, I spent my time on (you guessed it) Pinterest.
Pinterest has everything. I somehow never grow bored, and while most of the recipes aren’t great, or the DIY’s are failures, the website itself is addicting. So, that’s why I’ve started pinning some of my blog posts to Pinterest. So, if you’d like to follow me there you can do so here, and if you just want to see my blog posts, you can follow this board only.
Next week (probably Monday) there will be a new post!
See you all then,
I’m one of those people that will loudly, and unabashedly tell anyone, and everyone, about my need to leave the United States, and travel. Before this summer, and the three English courses I took during it, I’d never given much thought to walking across the world. Yet, after reading Cheryl Strayed’s award winning book, Wild, walking is all I want to do. Continue reading “Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed”