review

Music You’ve Been Missing #4

Posts by Alex

Into It. Over It. – Proper How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 3 Years (Released September 2011) The Album in One Sentence: A fresh take on the original early 90’s emo movement, restored in all its mathematical, guitar-driven glory. Defining Lyric: “I am between the words you’re telling me with a fine toothed comb. I’m drawing lines in the hindsight until the stories start to line up right.” – Midnight:…

Music You’ve Been Missing #3

Posts by Alex

Lightspeed Champion – Falling Off the Lavender Bridge How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 6 Years (Released January 2008) The Album in One Sentence: Singer/Songwriter/Indie music produced by Mike Mogis and featuring many Saddle Creek all-stars, resulting in what I would call the English Bright Eyes Defining Lyric: “My drawings are starting to suck, my best friends are all listening to Crunk, I feel like the world’s gone crazy” –…

Music You’ve Been Missing #2

Posts by Alex

Laura Stevenson – Wheel How Long You’ve Been Missing Out: 1 Year (Released April 2013) The Album in One Sentence: Mostly upbeat and catchy singer/songwriter music with a surprisingly dark, cleverly worded existentialist theme. Defining Lyric: “You are a runner, the steady balance as you’re gaining in speed, a photograph to scale the thrashing of your feet. And it won’t be over until the big, backhand of the sun, beats…

Books for Breakfast #28

Book Reviews

This time I had the immense pleasure of reading: Squirell seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris  & 1984 by George Orwell  I've really come to enjoy reading David Sedaris's books! They are always full of a dark sort of humor or are just strange and silly all together. This one in particular has all three elements. Think of it as a children's book for adults, almost. It has goofy illustrations at…

Books For Breakfast #27

Book Reviews

I'm going to interrupt the scheduled Books for Breakfast with a special read I just enjoyed! Today on the reading list is: Women in Bed by Jessica Keener Now, I love discovering new authors, especially authors that have short story collections because I ADORE short stories! Especially the ones that pull you in and have beautiful wording in them. Once again, I went through the struggles of reading on my…

Books for Breakfast #26

Book Reviews

For breakfast this time I've enjoyed: A Beautiful Mind - Sylvia Nasar (A re-read) Ajax Penumbra - Robin Sloan I read the book way back in junior year of high school, and then saw the movie sometime after that. I don't really remember much of the movie and the book hadn't really stuck with me either, so I decided to re-read it recently as I'm building a to-read list for my…

Books for Breakfast #24

Book Reviews

I had a fun breakfast this month with the reads: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen & Hollow City by Ransom Riggs I watched Girl, Interrupted ages ago on Netflix. It was basically background while I was doing something else. Needless to say, I don't recall much about the movie in terms of details. I picked up the book on a whim, not even knowing it was a book! Clearly, I…

Books for Breakfast #22

Book Reviews

This breakfast is accidentally 3 course! Let's see what we had to snack on: The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too by Michael Showalter The Fault in Our Stars by John Green First, I want to preface this by saying that Mitch Albom writes a lot about death, faith, heaven, human nature, forgiveness, and other such themes. To go along with that,…

Books for Breakfast #21

Book Reviews

For breakfast today we are feasting on: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris  & Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami I have never read anything by David Sedaris before, but I have been meaning to. That's why it was on the Christmas Book List! This was a collection of short stories that reads almost like an autobiography. His writing is charming and frankly quite hilarious as well. I found…

New Year, New Tea

Life

I'm the tea drinker, and my boyfriend is the coffee drinker (who occasionally drinks tea). We are both a bit of snobs with our respective morning drinks as well. He uses a french press and makes his own cups down to a measuring science, while I use only loose leaf teas and steep them according to how I know I like them.  Well, Teavana was having a sale and I…