Halsey has been taking over the pop/electro scene bit by bit over the past year, and her latest release is going to rock your world. It’s everything you love about Halsey: heart-wrenching emotion delivered in a mix of her trademark voice and unique lyrics; with undertones of The Weeknd’s style: dark angst, an r/b influenced-beat. … More Halsey x The Weeknd Collab: “Eyes Closed”
Today marks almost two weeks in Paris- I arrived last week, Jan. 16, at 7:45 am. Somehow, I still remember the exact time the plane touched down; I remember thinking that we had landed 25 minutes early and would my host mom be ready for me? I was so excited and nervous that it didn’t … More The Start of Life in Paris
… Et au revoir, 2016. Today is the second day of 2017, and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Then again, in a way, I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that 2016 is over. It’s been a whirlwind of a year; personally, academically, and definitely politically. I changed my … More Bonjour, 2017…
Love & Gelato, also known as the two reasons everyone goes to Italy to find. This may be an overly simplistic view of the country, but it is also the title of the charming debut from Jenna Evans Welch. And if in real life, love and gelato aren’t enough reasons to go to Italy, then … More Italy in Two Words-
In a word? Possibilities. This is the premise of Lauren Gibaldi’s first YA novel, The Night We Said Yes, published in 2015. It’s the perfect book to end the summer with, and I’m so glad that I did. Told in chapters alternating between the present and exactly one year in the past, Gibaldi tells us the story … More What Happens When We Say Yes?
How It Feels to Fly is a novel by Kathryn Holmes that is multilayered in the simplest way possible. It will hit you in waves; it will seem light and quick in some ways and yet also heavy and thought provoking. It inspired a level of introspection that surprised me as much as the story … More Relearning How to Fly
I finished Eileen Cook’s novel, With Malice, a couple weeks ago and I’m still absorbing the ending. And not just the ending- the whole story. On the cover is the line “the truth is how you tell it,” and that couldn’t be more true for Jill Charron. She wakes up in a hospital bed with debilitating … More Malice, Not Love