The Sacred Island of Delos (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

The Sacred Island of Delos (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted September 17, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

When we started looking at activities in Greece, Delos was my number one non-negotiable choice.  I always loved the myths surrounding Artemis and Apollo, and visiting the place where the Greeks believed the twin god and goddess were born was instantly fascinating to me. First of all, the entire island of Delos is an archaeological site. There are no true permanent residents (except the island cats), though there are permanent residences that house the historians, scientists, and archaeologists currently working at the site. 98% of the people we saw on the island were tourists that had been ferried in from […]

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson

Posted September 16, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Rise to the Sun is Leah Johnson’s sophomore novel. There’s a lot of good to it! For example, there’s a wide variety or representation in parental backgrounds and friendship dynamics. All the characters are interesting enough, and I really enjoyed the musical festival setting – why aren’t there more music festival settings in books? Lets make it a thing. Still, Rise to the Sun is not as strong of a book as You Should See Me in a Crown and I’d like to dig into “why”. At its base, Rise to the Sun is still an entertaining book and 100% […]

How My Major In History Has Informed My Writing

How My Major In History Has Informed My Writing

Posted September 15, 2021 in Writing // 2 Comments

When I started my college search, I knew I wanted to go to a school with a Writing major.  Not an English major – a Writing one.  It was important to me.  I settled on the closest school that checked all my and my parents’ boxes – a small liberal arts college in western New York.  When I say down to pick my major freshman year (because I never doubted what I wanted to do)… I was told that Writing majors were required to double-major, because you need content to encourage your writing. I actually like this idea.  I ultimately […]

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

Posted September 13, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  I absolutely loved this book. That’s an understatement. For three days, I lived and breathed Let’s Talk About Love. Do y’all remember Tess of the Road?  Remember how much I love Tess of the Road?  Remember how often I try to plug it because I love the book so much?  It has a new friend.  I usually write my reviews the evening after I finish a book but I’m sitting here a whole day later and blubbering about how much I loved it.  I’m going to try and focus in now and do my best to tell you why. For most people, Let’s Talk About […]

Filerimos Monastery & the Medieval City of Rhodes (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Filerimos Monastery & the Medieval City of Rhodes (Greek Islands Cruise 2021)

Posted September 10, 2021 in Around the World // 0 Comments

After a fully exhausting day wandering the streets of Heraklion, we fell asleep quickly and slept until our persistent alarms woke us.  I’m always up first, tormented by the possibility of productivity, so I was the one who got to sweep aside the curtains the morning we arrived in Rhodes. I was greeted by one of the coolest sights I’ve ever seen. Over several cruises we’ve learned that each port has its own style.  Some, like Sao Miguel and Cobh, offer incredible views.  Others, like New York and Miami, are underwhelming.  Rhodes by far is my favorite.  I swear, I […]